The largest marketplace for digital goods
OpenSea is the first and largest marketplace for user-owned digital goods, which include collectibles, gaming items, domain names, digital art, and other assets backed by a blockchain.
At OpenSea, we're excited about a brand new type of digital good often referred to as a non-fungible token, or NFT. NFTs have exciting new properties: they’re unique, provably scarce, liquid, and usable across multiple applications. Just like physical goods, you can do whatever you want with them! You could throw them in the trash, gift them to a friend across the world, or go sell them on an open marketplace. But unlike physical goods, they're armed with all the programmability of digital assets.
A core part of our vision is that open protocols like Ethereum and interoperable standards like ERC721 and ERC1155 will enable vibrant new economies where users truly own this powerful brand new type of digital item. Because we think open, liquid marketplaces will help power these new economies, we're building tools that allow any developer to build rich, integrated marketplaces for their digital assets. And we're doing this with the help of a community of passionate users, developers, and creators.
We are a team with backgrounds from Stanford, UC Berkeley, Palantir, Google, Facebook, and Pinterest, funded by YCombinator, Founders Fund, Coinbase Ventures, 1Confirmation, Blockstack, and Blockchain Capital.
Co-founder & CTO
Alex was the CTO of hostess.fm, which was acquired by Beatport in 2014. He previously worked at Palantir building cybersecurity products.
Co-founder & CEO
Devin Finzer has a background in software engineering at Google and Pinterest, and sold his previous company, Claimdog, to Credit Karma.
Joshua loves building products. In the past, he was a tech lead at Facebook, led an AI venture, and founded his own startup. He enjoys singing and sushi.
Head of Product
Nate enjoys making blockchain products more useful and usable. Previously at ConsenSys, he led product initiatives for MetaMask.
Robert has experience building products at LinkedIn, Facebook, and Amazon. Outside of work, you can find him trading cryptocurrencies, gaming, and LFFood.
You can usually find Blaž elbows deep in the far flung corners of OpenSea's codebase. He enjoys board games, fantasy fiction, and cycling.
Damjan has deep engineering experience from the fungible side of crypto. He enjoys spending time with his family and woodworking.
Matej has background in Computer Science and is passionate about building products. In his free time he enjoys hiking, running and barbecuing.
Max worked at Amazon for the past few years at Kindle and Alexa. He's into live shows, gaming, and anything pushing the boundaries, like crypto.
Jessica does all things designs from user experiences to branding. Previously, she has designed solutions for Samsung, SAP, JCPenney, Sequoia Capital and more.
NFT diehard since the beginning. Dan's licensed to practice law, but he spends his days building software instead of building cases.
Darío has done physics, traffic simulations, VR, and multimedia. Now he's focused on all things web and crypto-related. He enjoys games and outdoor activities.
Growth & Community Lead
From music to blockchain, Hamish has been growing companies and communities for 10 years. He’s interested in art, sport, and new technologies.
Edward has been active in the crypto space since 2011, selling coffee online for Bitcoin, providing other goods and services, and gaming.
- Ship it +At OpenSea, our focus is connecting with users and building experiences that people love. We move fast, experiment, and push the envelope.
- Build an ocean, not an aquarium +We're strong believers in open protocols. While digital assets have existed since the dawn of the internet, we strongly believe that what's unique about blockchain-based assets is their ability to exist across multiple interwoven ecosystems. OpenSea prides itself in its open-ness: our platform is open to anyone building user-owned digital assets, and we build on well-adopted open standards, such as ERC721 and ERC1155.
- Be a good seatizen +The web of value allows powerful incentives to be baked into platforms -- with clear rules around how these incentives can adapt over time. We strive to build symbiotic relationships with our partners that mitigate traditional risks of building on third party platforms.