James Young, Co-Founder and CEO of Collab.Land; Anjali Young, Co-Founder, CCO of Collab.Land
James Young is the Co-Founder and CEO of Collab.Land, a digital concierge for tokenized communities. James has founded and grown web-based companies since the early 2000s and the first developer for Meta’s (formerly Facebook) game Farmville, and worked in previous roles as a software and flash developer. An early member of the crypto community ,James co-wrote a white paper on token curated registries in 2017, was a co-creator of the Moloch DAO framework, and co-summoner of MetaCartel. James is proud to be involved in the evolution of the Internet by empowering individuals through digital ownership. In 2019, he co-founded Abridged, a parent company of Collab.Land, supporting collaborative economies with access to seamless blockchain UX. When he’s not thinking about crypto, James’ hobbies include working on other emergent technologies, as well as working/vegging out.
Anjali Young is the Co-Founder and CCO of Collab.Land, a digital concierge for tokenized communities. Anjali has been participating and leading some online communities since 1993, as both a member and a moderator. She worked as a lawyer, an adjunct professor and in the tech startup industry for 20 years. As Anjali’s interest in crypto and passion for web2 inclusion grew, she looked to build an equitable system for all of humanity. In addition to her interest in web3 community collaboration, Anjali is an artist who has a passion for NFTs and creativity and an advocate for all artists. In addition to her interest in online communities and web3 onboarding, she has a passion for NFTs and the artists who create them. While developing her business skills and working on several passion projects, Anjali also homeschooled her two children. Her role at Collab.Land focuses on onboarding NFT communities onto the platform and growing a community of token holders who feel welcome in the ecosystem. When she’s not working, Anjali enjoys creating art, and participates in improv acting.
In this conversation we discuss:
- Developing Farmville
- Token Gating
- Growth during the 2021 NFT bull run
- Building out digital communities
- Providing a safe space for token holders
- The importance of a pro social moment within web3 users
- Future of AI and crypto
- Power of social media
- Tools for community building
- What is success?