We are makers, builders, art lovers, collectors, and operators. We are here to build the worlds that have yet to be built and amplify the art that exists in them. Here’s how.
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In our destination marketplace, you can support your favorite makers, discover new art, the stories and people behind it, and build your collection of originals and virtual goods.
Through immersive experiences, you can connect with your community, explore new worlds, and enjoy creativity in a completely new way.
Founder & CEO, music producer, dad, husband, Case Western Reserve alum and current Board member, Douglass is the Founder and Chairman of Apartment List, where he served as CEO for 14 years. Engrossed in web3 since 2017, Douglass is passionate about the intersection of art, technology and people – and his excitement is contagious. When not cheering for his favorite Ohio football teams, Douglass is making music, throwing dance parties with his two year old daughter, and sharing all the magic the Bay Area has to offer.
Proud New Orleans native and current Austin resident, Lauren loves how NFTs connect people across the globe through shared passions and communities. Bringing experience from Stanford undergrad to Harvard Business School, Google and most recently Apartment List, it’s no surprise that Lauren is the swiss army knife of Wild. The daughter of a magician, her trademark optimism and drive to make an impact on the people and places she loves is infectious.
An unflappable mom to two young daughters, Colie is the glue that holds the Wild team together. Known to her friends as thrifty and organized, she is a minimalist who appreciates a nomadic lifestyle. From McKesson to Roblox, Colie has an unbeatable talent for keeping people and organizations on track. A business graduate of Santa Clara University, Colie is eager to curate an NFT collection that sparks joy - and adores that it doesn’t require packing or storage!
Jens hails from Sweden where friends call him “data” (also known as “computer”), which is no surprise given his endless wealth of knowledge and passion for all things technology and code. A foodie at heart who once worked as a chef, Jens is a masterful creator - behind his laptop and in the kitchen. A long time collector and decentralization fan, Jens appreciates the power and potential of on-chain NFTs and is excited to bring them to more people worldwide.
With over 20 countries on his passport and an ability to recall every country’s flag on the planet, it’s no surprise that Jonathan is most inspired by how NFTs enable anyone around the world to be a creator and share their story proudly. An outgoing, eclectic, and helpful confidante, Jonathan finds endless inspiration in his Puerto Rican heritage, where he impressively played professional soccer for the National Team, and later returned to the island to support the relief efforts after Hurricane Maria devastated the community.
Originally from Ireland and now calling Australia home, Barry brings a global perspective to helping artists build the immersive experiences that will change the way that digital art is consumed. He has spent the last 16 years working alongside architects to bring their unbuilt spaces to life, and is now channelling that knowledge and experience into designing and building the virtual worlds of the future. Barry brings an unparalleled passion, drive, and sense of possibility to the Wild team and our community of artists.
Laura is full of unstoppable enthusiasm. A University of Pennsylvania alum and early leader on Peloton’s marketing team, she helps people and stories come to life through connections, comedy and a warm, inclusive style at every turn. Her happy place is throwing parties at her home and discovering new local restaurants and artists to support. Laura believes everyone has a story to be told and is excited about empowering makers to create with more ownership and upside.
A self-proclaimed “gamer” from the time he could talk (and three Mario Bros tattoos to prove it), Matt is ever-fascinated by technology, breaking it down and then learning how to build it back himself. As a young teenager, he created a Roblox Battle Royal indie game from scratch. Fast forward to present day and Matt entered the web3 world by teaching himself Solidity. Equipped with expertise from his tenure at Biconomy and Roblox, Matt is excited to work with artists to build smart contracts that work for them!
A long-time tech guru, Plamen is known for bringing new experiences to life in unexpected ways. He’s proudly architected mobile games that have delighted hundreds of millions of players, and more recently built voice chat for millions of loyal Roblox fans. A 5 time marathoner with a personal best of 3 hours and 42 mins, Plamen loves the intersection of physical and digital objects and worlds.
Rachel is a powerhouse growth expert who led Pricing then BizOps and Planning for Flexport in global logistics after a nearly 8 year run helping build Sunrun from an early stage startup to a successful public company. A Stanford graduate who walked onto and captained the lacrosse team, Rachel tackles every challenge and opportunity with her massive hustle and heart. As a Burning Man enthusiast with more costumes than square feet in her San Francisco apartment, Rachel is no stranger to the power and promise of virtual art to uplift people and families. A proud military daughter, Rachel brings analytical horsepower, business intelligence, and a passion for the unique and unexpected to the Wild community.
Newly residing in Brooklyn with Nora, his rescued German Shepherd, Remy brings a brightness to Wild. Friends may call him goofy, but Remy is seriously dedicated to the mission of supporting and propelling creative artists. A Northwestern grad who launched a coffee brand from scratch and got his start supporting Chance the Rapper, Remy’s ambitious, anything-is-possible attitude inspires all who know him. An avid NFT collector, Remy brings a wealth of knowledge around building community, utility, and creative world domination.
Dad to four, husband to a legendary doctor, and avid fiction novel reader (one per week!), Stajer is the ultimate creative, having reinvented his career three times. A magna cum laude graduate of Hastings Law and Berkeley, Stajer became a successful founder with software development expertise and several exits. A humble “degen,” Stajer has been developing crypto software since 2014, and was an early adopter of Ethereum and other alt coins. Stajer is committed to utilizing the power of web3 to improve financial opportunity and access for people around the world.
When not running long distances through Golden Gate park on his way to enjoy a nice pineapple jalapeno pizza (“trust me”, he promises) Van is building the two most important things in his life: code and his little family! Van is a Y-combinator 2015 Alum, through which he founded and led Cribspot as their CTO, eventually selling to and joining the team as an Engineering Leader at Apartment List. Much like code, Van appreciates that digital art offers an entirely new unlock for creative expression.
Wild’s resident movie star, who worked as a Disney artist for 15+ years, Erik loves the endless possibilities of digital art and is excited to help build immersive, eccentric experiences that bring this art to life in a bold and beautiful way. From Frozen to Encanto, Erik has worked on four different Academy Award winning films. But what makes Erik most proud? The three sweet, young humans he is raising with his wife in Burbank (each earning a credit in one of his famed animated films).
Wildxyz is an inclusive team where people can bring their full, authentic selves to work. First and foremost, you belong here.
We lead from the front, act with integrity, and write our own path forward.
We commit to solving real problems, focusing on collective output we can deliver together.
We are passionate, optimistic problem solvers and dreamers, driven by imagination. Creativity is not an element, but a fundamental piece of everything we do.
We show up to do our best work, celebrate each other, and always acknowledge awesomeness. We treat each other with respect and leave our egos at the door.
We believe the best work happens when you’re having fun.
This group, among many other incredible supporters, make Wild possible