Catapult empowers Web3 communities to connect, collaborate, and build.
It was Entrepreneur First - a platform for pairing the future founders of the world’s leading tech companies that introduced the pair - It was a fourteen-hour conversation that started their journey of building Catapult.
The son of an economist, Greg became interested in markets, incentives, and decentralisation at a very young age.
He completed his PhD in mathematics and computer science as a Gates scholar at Cambridge. Here he worked problems foundational to our theory of algorithms, deepening his interest in decentralised coordination both as a researcher and in helping build markets in the developing world.
"The most valuable resource we have is human talent, and so the most important problem we have is how to best coordinate it. I'm hugely motivated to break down barriers that block this, most prominently borders."
The news we consume shapes the lens through which we understand the world
This divisive truth stuck with Rav from childhood and steered him to explore building decentralised systems of journalism. In 2016, he Founded Market Mogul and attempted to build the first truly decentralised media platform with 2500 contributors across the world.
Blockchain had not reached the level of maturity needed, but it sowed the seed of easily digestible context that would inform Catapult
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The global economic problem is a coordination problem
Our news digest shapes the lens we view the world with
Intellectual mining with blockchain
Entrepreneur First and their meeting
Discovering DAOs with Daolicious
The birth of Catapult
The fatigue of DAOs and Onboarding
The realities of fundraising and VC selection
Revolutionising human co-ordination
The Cambrian Explosion of mechanism design
Moving towards usefulness and usability with DAOs
Establishing identity and purpose in multiple DAOs
Your on-chain passport of contribution
The onboarding flow of Catapult
Every DAO needs context to unlock potential
A vision of the future