S5 E12 | Have We Peaked Yet? w/Raz
On our final episode of Season 5, we’re speaking with Raz about a variety of topics ranging from building games for his siblings as a child to starting his own business at age 14 to forming anonymous relationships online and so much more. Raz is the CEO and co-founder of Guild, a membership management tool that helps you automate requirements, roles, and rewards for your community.We start off by talking about Raz’s childhood - how he learned to program at the young age of 6 or 7, how he grew up designing board games for his younger siblings because he wasn’t allowed very much screen time to play the computer games he wanted to play, and how his love of all things games - the strategy, the lore, the escape into an alternative universe - all impacted his future decisions and successes as an investor and builder.Raz made it big back in DeFi summer of 2020 and shares some of his best investment tips with us, like how to identify entry and exit points and how to stay objective in this space. He talks about how investing has helped him become a better builder and some of the things he’s still learning as a successful founder today.We then get into a conversation around DAOs, how he defines what constitutes a DAO, and whether he thinks DAOs have peaked yet. I ask him about how Guild has been able to strike such a good balance between being a well organized successful company while running on a relatively very flat organizational structure and championing a lot of the ethos of DAO organization that typically tends to lead to chaos, and he attributes a lot of that to the thinking and work of his brother and co-founder, Bruno, who we’ll hopefully get on the podcast next season.This was the perfect episode to end the season on and definitely one of my personal favorites. And I know I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but the fact is this season was probably my favorite one yet. It’s so inspiring to me that even in the midst of a bear market where sentiments around crypto and web3 are so low that there are still so many bright minds that are still so dedicated to building and furthering the potential that crypto and blockchain can have on the future of the internet.We’ll be starting our next round of guest nominations and voting in a little over a week, so make sure you’re following us on Twitter @rehashweb3 or join our Discord community so you can stay up to date on all the happenings around that. If you don’t have a Rehash podcast NFT yet and want to help us decide our guests for next season, make sure you grab an NFT at https://www.rehashweb3.xyz/ before the next round of nominations starts, and if you have any questions, DM us on Twitter and we’ll help you out there. COLLECT THIS EPISODEhttps://www.rehashweb3.xyz/ FOLLOW USRehash: https://twitter.com/rehashweb3Diana: https://twitter.com/ddwchenRaz: https://twitter.com/leadinscientistGuild: https://twitter.com/guildxyz SPONSORSQuests: https://rehash.quests.comLore: https://lore.xyz/rehashLivepeer: https://livepeer.org TIMESTAMPS0:00 Intro4:50 Building board games as a child7:26 How Raz got into crypto through Dogecoin11:22 Biggest lessons learned from gaming12:42 Becoming an investor before becoming a builder21:47 Raz’s investment strategy27:23 Raz’s hot takes about DAOs29:57 Have DAOs peaked?30:55 Is Guild a DAO?31:30 DAOs vs corporations34:01 Why Raz believes in Gen-Z so much45:42 Questions from Twitter53:59 Explain Your Tweet1:01:07 Follow Raz DISCLAIMER: The information in this video is the opinion of the speaker(s) only and is for informational purposes only. You should not construe it as investment advice, tax advice, or legal advice, and it does not represent any entity's opinion but those of the speaker(s). For investment or legal advice, please seek a duly licensed professional.