Earth Fund, a blockchain startup dedicated to decentralizing the way we fight the climate crisis, has put together an all-star team to help achieve its ambitious goals.
Building a decentralized approach to climate change that gives people more of a voice in their future, Earth Fund uses blockchain technology to build the tools they need to collaborate, communicate and achieve consensus on how to tackle climate change. Then, once they’ve decided what eco-projects deserve funding, they can use the Earth Fund treasury to approve Earth Fund grants and give the projects the money they need to make a difference.
Alex Vergara, Community and Communications Lead at Earth Fund, thinks that Earth Fund offers a radically new approach to climate change:
“There have been COP conferences every year since 1995 and what has happened? Promises, target dates, and not much else. We thought it was time to use the incredible benefits of blockchain technology — transparency, democracy, empowerment — to build a new solution to the climate crisis that gives everybody in the world the opportunity to get involved in finding and funding the kind of projects that are going to make our world a better place.”
Building the team to make it happen
In order to do achieve these ambitious goals and become the first blockchain project to really cross over into mainstream consciousness, the Earth Fund team knew they had to stack the odds in their favor with an all-star team.
“We don’t want this to be another niche crypto project. We want Earth Fund to be the first word on everyone’s lips when they think of climate action, and that doesn’t happen by thinking small. No crypto or blockchain project has ever had the kind of uptake and engagement that we’re going to need if we’re going to really make a difference, so we can’t play by the crypto rules.”
That’s why Earth Fund decided to bring a whole team of subject matter experts on board to help them grow quickly.
In a short time, they’ve hired a climate scientist from Columbia University, the former COO of Red Bull and Dr Pepper, DAO experts to build their DAO to branding experts that have worked on everything from green fintech options to Facebook’s Diem project and everyone in between.
“We’re growing extremely fast.” Vergara added. “5 months ago, this was an idea a few of us kicked around on late night Zoom calls. Now, we’re a team of 50-plus people, and every single person is an expert in their field and helping take Earth Fund to new levels every day.
And the results speak for themselves. We’ve got over 200,000 people in our online communities that have only been live for a few months.
And because of our engaged community and the quality of everything we do, we managed to partner with KuCoin — one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges — and skip several steps of the typical crypto launch to get our token in front of 8 million people on Day 1.
That’s huge. If the Earth Fund community is really going to make a difference, we need to get in front of as many people as possible as quickly as possible and help them fund world-changing projects.”
With a growing team of 50+ experts and plans to keep growing and expanding, Earth Fund look set to make a big splash in the crypto world and stand a good chance of crossing over into the mainstream.
“In the next year, we’re going to be working with even more people with a focus on making Earth Fund — which, at its core, is based on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency that lots of people confusing — as accessible as humanly possible. That means no confusing language, no learning curves, just sign into Earth Fund and you’ll be able to start changing the world for the better.”
To find out more, head to earthfund.io