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.
Alex was the CTO of hostess.fm, which was acquired by Beatport in 2014. He previously worked at Palantir building cybersecurity products.
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.
Robert has experience building products at LinkedIn, Facebook, and Amazon. Outside of developing, you can usually find him trading cryptocurrencies, gaming, and LFFood.
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.
Jessica does all things designs from user experiences to branding. Previously, she has designed solutions for Samsung, SAP, JCPenney, Sequoia Capital and more.
From music to blockchain, Hamish has been growing companies and communities for 10 years. He’s interested in art, sport, and new technologies.