ETH Address: 0xb62E762Af637b49Eb4870BCe8fE21bffF189e495
Discord Handle: ZER8🧠#9093
Statement of Intention: My name is Popescu Razvan Matei and I am a telecomm/electronics engineer and creative builder from Romania, although in the last few years I kinda became a decentralized citizen. I became an engineer to try to build systems that can help the world not the other way around and I really think that web3 is the future and the collaborative economy has arrived through it. I guess that the transition to Gitcoin DAO is just a natural step for every creative engineer
A must watch video: The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy - YouTube
My short and inspirational web3 story:
Joined 1Hive in 2020, contributed a lot as a creative/builder and from marketing, support and onboarding standpoint. I had the public goods “clique” because of 1Hive.
My efforts in 1Hive and the TEC were noticed by one of the Gitcoin Stewards and he later invited me to join Gitcoin’s FDD Grant Review Squad in August 2021. I knew about, donated and contributed to Gitcoin since 2020, even created a grant for my local artist community, but I’ve never thought that I could have the chance to actually contribute to Gitcoin DAO itself and in the web3 frenzy between(2020-2022) it never crossed my mind.
Now, after a year in Gitcoin DAO I can honestly say I am very happy to be part of this amazing environment in which all the people involved have such an amazing growth oriented, inclusive mindset and regen mindset. Becoming a Gitcoin Steward is a natural step I would like to take!
Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills:
Technical: Canoe, Matlab, simulations. I focus more on being on top of the technology trends rather than a specific tool or software.
Management: Lead small teams remote and in field for three (under 50 employees) companies. I like to add a creative twist when leading small teams. Design thinking advocate.
Marketing: Experience in community building and inclusive growth marketing/hacking, social media marketing and memetics. Decent writer: HOW TO AGAVE 1: STAKING. A lending protocol created in a… | by ZER8 | AgaveFinance | Medium )
Creative: I love painting, designing and focus on conscious fashion in my spare time. Experienced in Illustrator, GIMP, aesthetics, fashion and creative direction. I love GUIs.
DAOs in which I am an active contributor:
Launched the NFBees
Mission/Objectives: My personal goals are to ensure that creatives, builders and all people can actually use these new tools to improve life and help create a better present+ future for everyone. The third industrial revolution is here and we need to ensure that everybody at least has equal access to the next evolution of the web(equal opportunity is still far away) all while trying to preserve it’s security and values!
My work in the the FDD and Gitcoin DAO in the past year:
Present lead of GIA, FDD. In GR12, GR13 I was the Grant Eligibility lead and in GR14 I became the GIA initiative lead.
- Lead the team that reviewed, approved and helped ensure credible neutrality in the grants program for the past 3 rounds (GR12, GR13, GR14)
- Since GR11 I helped save over 300k$ in matching funds due to the grants investigated and over 1m $ along with the GIA team( @David_Dyor being my co-detective)
- Operated and resolved appeals/disputes and everything related to grant eligibility along with Gops and FDD
- Co-organized Memepalooza VII (Kudos @Fred and MMM)
- Spreading the word about Gitcoin daily
- Enforcing credible neutrality in the Gitcoin Grants program
Got the airdrop, joined the DAO, but I didn’t get the vibe in the beginning. Thanks to @David_Dyor for opening my eyes wrt to Gitcoin! Thanks to @DisruptionJoe for being an amazing leader and mentor in the FDD