Salad is Breaking Down Walls in the GameFi Universe
As the blockchain gaming industry continues to evolve, it’s beginning to capture the attention of those not so familiar with the concept…
As the blockchain gaming industry continues to evolve, it’s beginning to capture the attention of those not so familiar with the concept. While this brings with it an influx of new players looking to dive into the Play To Earn realm, it also casts a spotlight on some of the roadblocks many will face.
The main two?
Infrastructure and education.
Serving Up A New Dish
Salad Ventures announces the launch of Salad Academy -- a massive open online course (MOOC) platform. Salad Academy is the Udemy of the GameFi community. By offering a comprehensive introduction for players and lowering the barrier to entry into the wonderful world of blockchain games. This MOOC platform includes all of the missing ingredients to cultivate the many layers of skills required by the play-to-earn ecosystem.
The Right Ingredients
“Play-to-earn is the start of Work 3.0. While most guilds focus on aggressive asset acquisition and yield, Salad's North Star is infrastructure and education. This approach will enable the entire Play-to-earn industry to build sustainable value for all stakeholders.” -- Felix Sim, Co-Founder and Project Lead
The Salad Academy courses covering Axie Infinity lead the flood of information pouring from the Salad team. Two certification levels are currently available for Axie with a host of new courses coming soon. A few on the horizon are Crabada, Mines of Dalarnia, Sipher, Mini Royale: Nations, Happy Land, and more as time goes on.
These courses include video lessons and presentations with a testing requirement to ensure the academy students know their stuff. Also, Salad Academy will soon offer NFT minting of graduation certificates as well.
The Guild and Guild OS
As it stands, the Salad guild, Apollo Squad, is on track to include over 1,000 scholars by the end of the year. Apollo Squad is the first guild of its type and is set above the others due to its salaried scholar compensation with performance bonuses on top of a substantial wage. By doing this, the guild absorbs the risk of fluctuation in currency values.
GuildOS is a full-featured guild management suite. It features resources for onboarding and monitoring, as well as management of players and assets. The core team’s background in technology and human capital management is what influenced GuildOS and positions the system to raise the bar well above the industry standard for scholar management tools.
This project is only six months old yet has made waves among notable seed investors. The components of Salad, combined with the vision for a systematised approach to play-to-earn, have attracted many leading investors. Here’s what some of them are saying:
“We have always been looking for a systematic way to embrace the new paradigm of labor relationship in the Web3 world. Salad Academy and GuildOS, both under Salad Ventures, will complement each other hand-in-hand: the former will structurally improve the labor quality and train specialized labor for the supply side, and the latter will optimize the operation and management of different guilds on the demand side. We are thrilled to back Felix and the team to empower the Web3 labor market. We believe they are the right team for this grand vision with their operational expertise in Apollo Squad and their past background.” -- Mable Jiang, Partner at Multicoin
“Guilds have proven to be important onboarding funnels for new users venturing into Web3. I love Salad’s approach focused on providing the most comprehensive curriculum to educate users. The opportunity here is for Salad to become the go-to Web3 university, and I’m excited to back Felix and the team in this journey.” -- Santiago R Santos, Prominent Web3 Investor
Salad is also in talks with other investors interested in a private sale round for the project.
Join the Team
Salad is growing! If you’re inspired by the vision of this project and would like to join the team, check out our available job postings here. We’re hiring every position from project manager and developers to UX specialists and HR personnel.