DAO or Never

Venture Investing as a DAO with Victor Rortvedt and Eric Arsenault of MetaCartel Ventures

Episode Summary

Welcome to DAO or Never, the podcast that teaches you everything you need to know about the world of DAOs. Today we are speaking about the DAO investment landscape with Eric Arsenault and Victor Rortvedt, members of the management collective at MetaCartel Ventures, a crypto-native community investment firm supporting early-stage decentralized applications. Tune in now to learn more.

Episode Notes

This week on DAO or Never, we're speaking with Victor Rortvedt and Eric Arsenault, Blood Mages at MetaCartel Ventures, a for-profit, crypto-native community investment firm supporting early-stage decentralized applications. 

Victor is a former lawyer and novice coder. He’s passionate about exploring and enhancing new entities and relationship networks.

Eric is an entrepreneur, investor, and long-time DAOist. His interests lie around NFTs, tokenomics, and governance design. He has helped a number of early projects succeed, including YGG, Rarible, and reNFT.

Together, we’ll be discussing MetaCartel Ventures, what a Blood Mage is, changes happening in the DAO investment landscape, and more.


Let’s dive in.


Key Takeaways:

The early days of MetaCartel Ventures (01:52)

How to raise money in a DAO (06:04)

What is a Blood Mage? (14:28)

About new venture DAOs (16:21)

Maintaining a community (19:36)

Can an investment DAO invest in Hydra? (25:34)

About being in DAOs (30:40)

One last takeaway (35:01)


Additional Resources:

Learn more about MetaCartel Ventures here.

Connect with Eric here.

Connect with Victor here.

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