We believe that founders and builders are best suited to spark, advance, and distribute opportunities to anyone hungry for a fairer future. And that the Y Combinator ecosystem will continue to draw the best founders in the world.
Once in a generation, an opportunity will appear that will change much of what we know about the world, business, and how people interact. We believe that the crypto economy — broadly described as Web3 and the technologies that enable it — is that opportunity. This opportunity can distribute wealth, access to power, control over resources, and participation in governance, to a broader group of people than ever before in a more equitable way than any previous systems.
Orange DAO exists to ^support past, present, and aspiring Y Combinator founders who are building the future of the crypto ecosystem*. We will distribute: wealth, knowledge, access to power, control over resources, and participation in governance, to a broader group of people than ever before in a more equitable way than any previous system.
We will become the most valuable and sought-after crypto founder community by investing our experience, capital, and attention in people, organizations, and networks that share our vision. Orange DAO will help startups apply to, and be accepted into Y Combinator, provide them with pre- and post-YC funding, while helping mentor their leadership and recruit talent, and acquire customers.
And we will do it responsibly and equitably by becoming a DAO governed by its members because our hive mind is greater than any single ape brain.
Orange DAO will measure success in the following ways:
Members are participating.
Membership is growing.
Crypto startups are supported by the DAO and its members.
The DAO financially supports its own operations.
Documents and code are created, amended, and published as lessons are learned.