Rising Up

#012: Ryan Carson - Founder turned VC on NFTs, Investing, and Tips for Living Well

November 11, 2022 Faceless Labs Episode 12
#012: Ryan Carson - Founder turned VC on NFTs, Investing, and Tips for Living Well
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Rising Up
#012: Ryan Carson - Founder turned VC on NFTs, Investing, and Tips for Living Well
Nov 11, 2022 Episode 12
Faceless Labs

Mack and Evan hang with former COO of Proof Collective/Moonbirds, Ryan Carson. He shares insights from +20 years of startup experience, his pivot to venture capital (121G Fund); how to make winning bets; & advice for web3 (collectors, investors, founders)

1:33 Introducing Ryan Carson
3:29 From Biblical beginnings to computer science and the through-line of empowering others
7:57 How NFTs as a vehicle for community/owning intangible things (thoughts, copyright) changes life and business as we know it 
13:01 How Ryan became the COO of Proof Collective/Moonbirds and why he left
14:44 Is it important for startup founders to live/work closely together in real life? 
18:37 Visualizing your funeral, prioritizing what matters, and practicing presence
20:38 “You’re addicted to thinking”: Mack, Ryan, and Evan share stories about meditation and the art of flow 
27:29 “Why aren’t you asking him more about Moonbirds?” Ryan on markets; strategies for web3 companies (y00ts, Moonbirds, TFM)
33:34 The Creation of 121G and how Ryan picks teams to support
37:26 “Attention is the most important factor” Going deeper on what made Moonbirds a success
40:11 Mack: “I’d really like your perspective on our journey” (The Faceless Many NFT)
43:28 Ryan’s response: “It’s an attention game. Period.”
46:36 What if you love the founder or the product but it’s not the the right fit?
50:17 Startup experiments in structure, leadership, & value
56:05 Mack tells a story about Evan’s favorite shirt
57:11 Takeaways for web3 — what should we keep doing? What should we do differently? 
58:32 A story “What do you want people to say about you?”

Enjoy!

SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/FacelessLabs
👉Become a guest or sponsor: hallo@facelesscrypto.com

FOLLOW OUR HOSTS:
👋 Mack Lorden: https://macklorden.info
🚁 Alex Popovic: https://alexpopovic.info
☮️ Evan Mann: https://linktr.ee/conversationswithevan
🧱 Michael Shoup: @michaelshoup
🕵️ Mihir Kothapally: @mehere114
🧑‍🏫 Joe Devine: @highimpacttrdg


🧬ABOUT FACELESS LABS 🧬
Faceless Labs is a top web3 consulting agency and community incubator empowering crypto enthusiasts at all levels of experience with education, organization, and opportunities. We believe all people are the Many, and that the Many will Rise Up together.

👉Website: https://www.facelesscrypto.com
👉 Discord: https://discord.com/invite/themany
👉 Twitter: https://twitter.com/faceless_labs
👉Medium: https://medium.com/@FacelessLabs
👉 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/face...

🤝CONSULTING 🤝
If you're a business owner or artist looking to launch an NFT series or metaverse experience, we can help you plan and execute storytelling, utility, design, culture, community management, sales & marketing, and blockchain tech for your project.

👉Get in touch: hallo@facelesscrypto.com


✊🔥ABOUT THE FACELESS MANY🔥✊
8064 epic characters who represent the hero in all of us. Holding a Faceless Many NFT earns you $REVP (revPoints), which can be used in our marketplace to purchase virtually anything. TFM, the Faceless Allies, and the AI generated Villains of our Story, the Corrupted, are your ticket to the Financial Revolution. Get yours and Rise Up today!

👉Website: https://thefacelessmany.com
👉 Discord: https://discord.com/invite/themany
👉 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thefacelessmany
👉 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/face...

Official Collections:
✅ https://frameit.gg/landing/thefacelessmany
✅ https://xoxno.com/collection/MANY-39af2c
✅ https://deadrare.io/collection/MANY-39af2c

Disclaimer:
Faceless Labs is not licensed to give financial or legal advice. Nothing on this channel should be construed as financial or legal advice. These videos are for educational and entertainment purposes only.

Show Notes

Mack and Evan hang with former COO of Proof Collective/Moonbirds, Ryan Carson. He shares insights from +20 years of startup experience, his pivot to venture capital (121G Fund); how to make winning bets; & advice for web3 (collectors, investors, founders)

1:33 Introducing Ryan Carson
3:29 From Biblical beginnings to computer science and the through-line of empowering others
7:57 How NFTs as a vehicle for community/owning intangible things (thoughts, copyright) changes life and business as we know it 
13:01 How Ryan became the COO of Proof Collective/Moonbirds and why he left
14:44 Is it important for startup founders to live/work closely together in real life? 
18:37 Visualizing your funeral, prioritizing what matters, and practicing presence
20:38 “You’re addicted to thinking”: Mack, Ryan, and Evan share stories about meditation and the art of flow 
27:29 “Why aren’t you asking him more about Moonbirds?” Ryan on markets; strategies for web3 companies (y00ts, Moonbirds, TFM)
33:34 The Creation of 121G and how Ryan picks teams to support
37:26 “Attention is the most important factor” Going deeper on what made Moonbirds a success
40:11 Mack: “I’d really like your perspective on our journey” (The Faceless Many NFT)
43:28 Ryan’s response: “It’s an attention game. Period.”
46:36 What if you love the founder or the product but it’s not the the right fit?
50:17 Startup experiments in structure, leadership, & value
56:05 Mack tells a story about Evan’s favorite shirt
57:11 Takeaways for web3 — what should we keep doing? What should we do differently? 
58:32 A story “What do you want people to say about you?”

Enjoy!

SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/FacelessLabs
👉Become a guest or sponsor: hallo@facelesscrypto.com

FOLLOW OUR HOSTS:
👋 Mack Lorden: https://macklorden.info
🚁 Alex Popovic: https://alexpopovic.info
☮️ Evan Mann: https://linktr.ee/conversationswithevan
🧱 Michael Shoup: @michaelshoup
🕵️ Mihir Kothapally: @mehere114
🧑‍🏫 Joe Devine: @highimpacttrdg


🧬ABOUT FACELESS LABS 🧬
Faceless Labs is a top web3 consulting agency and community incubator empowering crypto enthusiasts at all levels of experience with education, organization, and opportunities. We believe all people are the Many, and that the Many will Rise Up together.

👉Website: https://www.facelesscrypto.com
👉 Discord: https://discord.com/invite/themany
👉 Twitter: https://twitter.com/faceless_labs
👉Medium: https://medium.com/@FacelessLabs
👉 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/face...

🤝CONSULTING 🤝
If you're a business owner or artist looking to launch an NFT series or metaverse experience, we can help you plan and execute storytelling, utility, design, culture, community management, sales & marketing, and blockchain tech for your project.

👉Get in touch: hallo@facelesscrypto.com


✊🔥ABOUT THE FACELESS MANY🔥✊
8064 epic characters who represent the hero in all of us. Holding a Faceless Many NFT earns you $REVP (revPoints), which can be used in our marketplace to purchase virtually anything. TFM, the Faceless Allies, and the AI generated Villains of our Story, the Corrupted, are your ticket to the Financial Revolution. Get yours and Rise Up today!

👉Website: https://thefacelessmany.com
👉 Discord: https://discord.com/invite/themany
👉 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thefacelessmany
👉 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/face...

Official Collections:
✅ https://frameit.gg/landing/thefacelessmany
✅ https://xoxno.com/collection/MANY-39af2c
✅ https://deadrare.io/collection/MANY-39af2c

Disclaimer:
Faceless Labs is not licensed to give financial or legal advice. Nothing on this channel should be construed as financial or legal advice. These videos are for educational and entertainment purposes only.