Salad Spotlight: Maxime Berger
As the Web3 industry continues to grow, the need to onboard new talent becomes increasingly important. In a previous Salad Spotlight, we…
As the Web3 industry continues to grow, the need to onboard new talent becomes increasingly important. In a previous Salad Spotlight, we spoke with Joanna from Galxe about this topic. She said that the future of Web3 lies in the hands of those who are willing to teach and guide the next generation of talents.
One person who is at the forefront of this movement is Maxime Berger, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Metabay.co. He is on a mission to make Web3 technology accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or expertise.
Through his work at Metabay.co, Maxime aims to bring Web3 to the masses by working with celebrities to launch their own NFT collections. In this interview, we explore Maxime’s journey, his vision for the future of Web3, and how his efforts are making Web3 more accessible.
In Maxime’s pioneer collaboration with rapper Wukong, they released 88 unique NFTs that came along with additional fans perks like concert tickets, signed merchandise and even backstage passes.
Connecting Creators to Fans
Metabay.co’s vision is simple: To bring content creators closer to their fans. To achieve this, Metabay.co works with content creators to release exclusive NFT collections, allowing fans to mint their very own “passes” and gain access to perks like private holders-only groups, signed apparel, and even one-on-one video chats with the creator.
Metabay.co is also constantly finding new ways to make the process as simple as possible especially for fans who are new to Web3 and NFTs. To cater to this audience, they have also an added feature where users can purchase passes using just a credit card — no cryptocurrency or hot wallet is required. From start to end, the Metabay.co team is easily contactable and ready to guide these new users on how to navigate the system.
And if fans change their minds, they can always trade their pass on the secondary market. With Metabay.co, connecting with your favorite content creators has never been easier.
“We want to make the onboarding process as seamless as possible. For those who have no prior Web3 experience, the process is just as easy as using a credit card to purchase the pass. Our main priority is to ensure that the fans have a pleasant experience.”
Trade Together with TradeTogether
Investing in cryptocurrency can be daunting, especially for beginners who may not be familiar with the market. Another project that Maxime co-founded is TradeTogether. TradeTogether is a pocket fund that helps new investors ease into the world of cryptocurrency without taking on too much risk.
TradeTogether is a stress-free way to invest in crypto without the hassle and uncertainty of selecting which cryptocurrencies to invest in. Users can deposit their assets into a pocket fund and let the expert team make investment decisions for them.
Unlike other exchanges that require users to take full control of their investments, TradeTogether provides a more passive and stress-free approach. The team selects which cryptocurrencies to invest in, and users simply wait for the generated yields.
“TradeTogether aims to help new investors find their feet in the cryptocurrency market. It can be scary, especially if you have no idea what to do. That’s where we come in and provide a less risky option for the user.”
Onboarding the Next 1 Million Web3 Talents
Maxime attributes part of his success to the Club Salad community.
As a regular attendee of Salad Tuesday and a holder of the Club Salad Access NFT, Maxime has built a network of supportive fellow builders who have pushed him to grow his startups.
And even though the value of the NFT has appreciated since mint, Maxime has no intentions of selling it on the secondary market as the value of being part of the Club Salad community goes beyond the appreciation of his NFT. It’s about the connections and opportunities that arise from being part of a like-minded group of innovators.
It is also through this Club Salad community where he gets to meet fellow builders like Chun Hui, the Founder of popular Web3 game Beanterra, who asked him what it would take to onboard the next one million talents to Web3. To which, Maxime answered that everyone has to play a role to make this possible. But, it starts with specifically the companies developing these technologies. He believes that they should focus on lowering the barrier to entry to Web3.
“The barrier to entry should be lowered so more people can access this technology. This is up to the developers and coders. Make the technology easier to use, so that more people can start coming over and we’ll see a bigger community.”
This way, more users would be enticed to learn more about this industry and it would seem less daunting to them.
And, for our next Salad Spotlight guest, Maxime wants to know: “What is the next big thing in Web3?”
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