Al Cheung
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Al Cheung

Hours
20
Social
Day ONE
April 8, 2022

Al Cheung’s Time Card⏱️

MonthDateHoursPayTaskDetailsSubmitTxn HashNotes
April
April 8, 2022
2
150
Matt/Essa Onboarding, DAO Tooling Call
*Onboarding meetings
April 9, 2022
3
225
Onboarding Bio, Timesheet, Assessment
*Completed onboarding requirements to Harmony
April 10, 2022
5
375
Meeting with Providence Equity for Venture Network, Meeting with Tim/Peter (pitchdeck presentation) for Venture Network
*Met with late-stage Venture Capital firm to identify if open to be part of Harmony’s ecosystem *Met with new prospective grantee for onboarding to Harmony ecosystem
April 11, 2022
5
375
Event Ops Meeting, El Camino Real 2&3 Summary, work on Venture Landscape Report
*Began constructing the /Venture Landscape report and due diligence for database
April 12, 2022
1
75
Grant Ops Stand-Up for onboarding
*Harmony meeting
April 13, 2022
2
150
Work on Venture Landscape Report, Call with KittyCoin
*Met with new prospective grantee for onboarding to Harmony ecosystem
April 14, 2022
2
150
Grant Ops review, Venture Landscape
*Began due diligence of Q1 22’ Grant ops follow-ups *Idealized the /Venture Landscape report
April 15, 2022
2
150
Grant Ops, Venture Landscape redo
*Converted excel to Notion on /Venture Landscape Report
April 16, 2022
2
150
Chat with Jason Peters and his ReFi project, Venture Landscape, Grant Ops
*Met with new prospective grantee for onboarding to Harmony ecosystem
April 17, 2022
1
75
Venture Network Report
*Created formulas for /Venture Landscape Report
April 18, 2022
1
75
Grant Ops follow up
*Continued Q1 22’ follow-ups and due diligence
April 19, 2022
2
150
Grant Ops follow up, Event Ops call
*Continued Q1 22’ follow-ups and due diligence *Harmony Event Ops meeting
April 20, 2022
2
150
Network with VC Investors for Venture Network, Grant Ops call
*Attend offsite web3 meetup in NYC to scout interested VCs for /Venture
April 21, 2022
6
450
Grant Ops follow up, Publish Venture Landscape Report
*Completed data collection and published /Venture Landscape Report *Continued Q1 22’ follow-ups and due diligence
April 22, 2022
5
375
Grant Ops follow up
*Continued due diligence of Grant ops follow-ups on Q1 22’
April 23, 2022
2
150
Grant Ops follow up
*Continued due diligence of Grant ops follow-ups on Q1 22’
April 24, 2022
0
0
Break from Web3
April 25, 2022
2
150
Grant Ops follow up, Investments section writing
*Continued due diligence of Grant ops follow-ups on Q1 22’
April 26, 2022
2
150
Grant Ops Call, Grant Ops follow up
*Continued due diligence of Grant ops follow-ups on Q1 22’
April 27, 2022
0
0
Harmony Meeting notes review
April 28, 2022
2
150
Grant Ops Call, Grant Ops follow up
*Completed follow-ups on Q1 22’ and Q4 21’ grantees’ for /apr deliverables
April 29, 2022
2
150
Grant Ops Top 10 research
*Researched existing Harmony grants and identified top 10 for /Venture
April 30, 2022
1
75
Grant Ops Top 10 research
*Researched existing Harmony grants and identified top 10 for /Venture
May
May 1, 2022
2
150
Grant Ops Top 10 research, Grant Ops follow up
*Continued with follow-ups on Q1 22’ and Q4 21’ grantees’ inquiries
May 2, 2022
4
300
Grant Ops research, EventOps Call, AllHands Call, VC Networking Day at CryptoMondays NYC
*Due diligence on Grant ops projects and respond to new inquiries *Harmony meeting *Attend IRL web3 meetup to identify prospective VCs for /Venture
May 3, 2022
2
150
Grant Ops research
*Due diligence on new grantees on forum for approval or declines *Continued with follow ups on Q1 22’ and Q4 21’ grantees’ inquiries
May 4, 2022
2
150
Research TGI Dinner location NFTNYC, Grant Ops follow ups
*Research TGI dinner locations for NFT NYC *Continued with follow-ups on Q4 21’ grantees and respond to inquiries on TG
May 5, 2022
3
225
Grant Ops research, Called TGI locations for NFTNYC, Call with AwardPool (new project)
*Research TGI dinner locations for NFT NYC *Continued with follow-ups on Q4 21’ grantees and respond to inquiries on TG *Met with new project interested on onboarding to Harmony ecosystem
May 6, 2022
6
450
Grant Ops research
*Due diligence on new grantees on forum for approval or declines *Continued with follow ups on Q1 22’ and Q4 21’ grantees’ inquiries
May 7, 2022
2
150
Grant Ops inquiries
*Responded to follow-up grantees
May 8, 2022
0
0
Web3 Break
May 9, 2022
2
150
Grant Ops inquiries
*Responded to follow-up grantees
SUBMITTED PAY
May 10, 2022
2
150
Grant Ops research, staking video preparation
*Responded to follow-up grantees
Submitted USDC Form
May 11, 2022
2
150
Permissionless preparation, NFTNYC preparation
*Reached out to contacts for NFTNYC TGI dinner locations; scouted 10 locations and narrowed to 4 *Began formulating QR code for ease of outreach
May 12, 2022
3
225
Grant Ops playbook, Grant Ops inquiries,
*Added polling template for Grant Ops *Due diligence of new grantees including follow-ups on Q1 2022’ cohort *Assigned new projects to Grant Ops committee
May 13, 2022
8
600
Permissionless preparation, Harmony QR business cards, Grant Ops inquiries
*Finished Harmony QR business cards *Follow-ups on Q1 2022’ cohort grantees *Due diligence of new grantees *Assigned new projects to Grant Ops committee
May 14, 2022
2
150
Grant Ops research
*Due diligence of new grantees
May 15, 2022
6
450
Permissionless preparation, Grant Ops research
*Due diligence of new grantees *Assigned new projects to Grant Ops committee
May 16, 2022
8
600
Permissionless Networking; collection phase
*Networked with everyone
May 17, 2022
8
600
Permissionless Networking; selective phase
*Networked with selectives
May 18, 2022
6
450
Permissionless Networking; individual phase
*Meetings with teams
May 19, 2022
4
300
Permissionless Networking; founders 1:1 meetings
*Meetings with founders (30% out-of-box projects / 70% VCs)
May 20, 2022
3
225
Grant Assignments; Grant followups; Permissionless debriefs
*Assigned new projects for Grant Ops *Follow ups calendar invites for following week with Venture Capital firms met at Permissionless
May 21, 2022
2
150
Permissionless Partnership engagement; follow-ups and outreachs
*Follow up messaging and Q&A TG chat with Investors for /Venture
May 22, 2022
4
300
Grant Ops FollowUp responses Grant Ops research Automation of Venture Landscape Report: Typeform→Airtable→Notion
*Grants assignment and responses to follow ups *New projects research from Talk.Harmony *Respondent for Harmony Grants inquiries *Began redoing Venture Landscape Report
May 23, 2022
4
300
Permissionless Partnership responses; Impact Report writeup Grant Ops research Video calls with new builders for Harmony from Permissionless
*Respondent for Harmony Grants inquiries *Drafted Impact Report *Grant Ops due diligence of new projects
May 24, 2022
5
375
Video calls with new builders for Harmony from Permissionless Finish automation of Venture Landscape Report: Typeform→Airtable→Notion
*Team:1 meetings from new investors for /Venture *Finished Venture Landscape Report
May 25, 2022
4
300
Grant Ops followups Permissionless Impact Report
*Respondent for Harmony Grants inquiries *Finish Impact Report *Grant Ops due diligence of new projects
May 26, 2022
6
450
Video calls with new builders for Harmony from Permissionless Event Ops call Planning for NFTNYC; video calls with potential sponsors for $ROI on NFTNYC event space
*Team:1 meetings from new investors for /Venture and New Builders for Harmony ecosystem *Event Ops planning and outreaches to network
Submitted ONE Form
Airfare = $637.20 *For /war week
SUBMITTED PAY
May 27, 2022
4
300
AMA sessions for prospective sponsors for NFTNYC Outreach to prospective sponsors for NFTNYC Video call with Event Ops Video call with cosponsors
*Redid Contributor Page *Follow up with cosponsors for NFTNYC *1:1 meetings with cosponsors for NFTNYC *Event Ops call with cosponsors for NFTNYC
Submitted USDC FormSubmitted ONE Form
Total = $5925 *Allocation: -(ONE) $3792 -(USDC) $2133
May 28, 2022
2
150
Dashboard Metrics Stablecoins Project (Jack/Al) $10mm raise for Top Projects
*Research for /war
May 29, 2022
3
225
Messari Reports /War materials Grant Ops research
*Research for /war *Assigned, To Review outstanding approvals for approve/decline
May 30, 2022
4
300
Grant Ops follow-up, NFTNYC scout cosponsors outreach
*followed up with all To Review grantees and TG inquiries for pending funding *Initial outreach to interested cosponsoring for NFTNYC shared space
May 31, 2022
4
300
/war week
June
June 1, 2022
4
300
/war week
June 2, 2022
4
300
/war week
June 3, 2022
4
300
/war week
June 4, 2022
2
150
Grant Ops follow-up, NFTNYC follow-up for cosponsorship
*followed up with all To Review grantees and TG inquiries for pending funding *Initial outreach to interested cosponsoring for NFTNYC shared space
June 5, 2022
2
150
Grant Ops responses
*responded to Grant Ops on random inquiries
June 6, 2022
6
450
Events Ops Call, All Hands Call, Parallel Finance Call with Yubo, Grant Ops responses
*responded to Grant Ops on troubleshoots *Harmony weekly calls *New partnership opportunity call with Parallel.fi
June 7, 2022
8
600
Ecosystem Grantees Calls, Grant Ops Call, NFTNYC sponsor scouting, /war research
* /war studying
June 8, 2022
1
75
Grant Ops clean up, Q&A
* Communications on TG from grantees
June 9, 2022
5
375
Ecosystem Grantees Q&A, Grant Ops Call, Venture Call, NFTNYC sponsor scouting
* NFTNYC sponsor closes: (TCG & AAG)
June 10, 2022
8
600
Ecosystem Grantees Calls, Grant Ops Q&A, NFTNYC Event Ops planning, /war research
* /war Spool study, Hummingbot
June 11, 2022
1
75
Grantee Q&A
* Communications on TG from grantees
June 12, 2022
6
450
Harmony /war research, Grant Ops Guidelines writing, Grant Ops flow diagramming, Grantees Q&A, NFTNYC planning
* Flow Diagram * NFTNYC sponsor scouting: Parallel, TCG, Blu3DAO, AAG, OZ.finance, Elbow.finance, CharmVerse, Hacken.io, XYZZY, CertiK
June 13, 2022
5
375
Meeting with Liang (Ventures), NFTNYC planning, All Hands Call, Grantee Call, Grants Flow Diagramming
June 14, 2022
2
150
Meeting with AAG Ventures, Grantee Q&A
* IRL AAG Ventures meeting
June 15, 2022
10
750
Grant Ops Airtable clean up, Grantees Q&A, Guidelines rewriting, Ventures investors scouting, Reviewed outstanding Grants, Reconciled funding, /war research
* /war DeFi studying, nansen.ai
June 16, 2022
12
900
DappRadar documentation, Grantees Q&A, NFTNYC planning, Guidelines rewriting
June 17, 2022
12
900
NFTNYC planning, NFTNYC organizing, Grantee Calls (bRing & Loop)
June 18, 2022
4
300
NFTNYC planning, Partners scheduling, Business Development
* NFTNYC studying
June 19, 2022
3
225
Harmony Hub setup for NFTNYC
* Worked with Garrick for setting up Harmony Lounge for NFTNYC
June 20, 2022
0
June 21, 2022
0
June 22, 2022
0
June 23, 2022
0
June 24, 2022
0
June 25, 2022
0
June 26, 2022
0
June 27, 2022
0
June 28, 2022
0
June 29, 2022
0
June 30, 2022
0
0

What is Al working on?

40% Grant Ops, 30% Venture Partners, 30% Ecosystem Events

Q2
Jack
Raise $10mm (Top 5 projects)
Q2
Leo / Richard / Peter / Jack
Q2
Brian
Q2
Juan
Q2
Jack
Ecosystem Partnerships
Q2
Jack / Matty
Q2
Jack
Event Ops - NFTNYC
Q2
Esther
Q2
Matty

2023 Roadmap

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2022 Roadmap

Q3 Goals

Convert Grant Ops into DAO, New projects to be converted as investables, Judge at hackathons, Strengthen relationships with Ecosystem DAOs, Create Operational opportunities for Ecosystem DAOs

Q2 Goals

Create new partnerships for Harmony Ventures, Automate processes within Operations, Events Ops to be 90% value 10% resource with profitability as host, Engage curated Ecosystem DAOs to be Scouts for Ops, Unblock bottlenecks in Harmony Operations

June Deliverables 100/100/100%

🌳 Al Cheung 🎤: NFTNYC percentage profitability, Grant Ops integration with Marketing Team, Publish Metrics Dashboard 0/0/0%

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  • Generate profit on NFTNYC for Event Ops
  • Stablecoins (Jack, Al Cheung): Frax, Stably, USDC, UXD (delta-neutral via perpetual derivatives position)
  • Analyze the Growth report, Calculate the MVRV for ONE, Due diligence for growth opportunities during bearish sentiment; Giv: Dashboard for Messari’s Key Metrics for Layer 1 and our “Top 3 Metrics” using Footprint; with Brian and Al Cheung
  • Peter/Jack: Help Top 5 projects (1Wallet, BTC Bridge, ETH Bridge, DeFi Kingdom, DeFira, Evoverse) raise $10m in Q3; with help from Leo, Richard, Al Cheung

Matty Comment:

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🌳 Al Cheung 🎤: 10 investors for Venture Network (Arca & Fenbushi), 3 Partnerships from Permissionless (Parallel & Storj), Harmony QR business cards. 100/100/100%

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  • Develop new Partnerships from Permissionless for Harmony Venture Network by becoming Investors for Harmony Ecosystem projects (new terminology is Investables)
  • Attend Permissionless and create new strategic partnerships with curated Crypto companies (either has a booth, hosted events, seemingly a Mid Cap level crypto company)
  • Created QR code to Linktr.ee for the newest users to learn about Harmony (categorize newbies, builders, founders, investors) the QR are for newbies to Harmony
  • Automate Venture Landscape Report from Typeform → Airtable → Notion

Matty Comment: Al continues to make a large impact on grant ops, bizdev, and developing new partnerships. Al continues to be highly dependable and a great communicator, always willing to amplify those around him. Al is a wonderful team player.

April Deliverables 100/100/100%

🌳 Al Cheung 🎤: Publish Venture Landscape Report, 5 investors for Venture Network, Follow-up on 65 Launch & Bounty Grants (Allbridge & DexSwap). 100/100/100%

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  • Created the Venture Landscape Report as part of the Harmony Venture Network to identify the Tiers of Investors from Tier 1 to Tier 4; Tier 1 being +$5mm investment or larger. Objective is to introduce Harmony ecosystem projects as investables when its reached mature stage.
  • Take ownership of the Grant Ops process and work closely with Launch DAO to disseminate guidelines including application process, communication channels, approvals, and funding timeline.
  • My exposure to Grants Ops is limited to Project Y at ETH RIO. Based on my observation (from speaking with scholars and listening to their feedback), here are some key observations as my insight to Project Y which was not formally announced until later in the week – scholars and other grantees were not informed of it at the beginning of the conference. I plan to contribution by communicating project sponsors ahead of time; conduct training sessions on How to Write Effective Proposals. In this session, also communicate the timeline and process for proposal submission and approval. Lastly, identify partnership with potential Female grantors for Harmony to avoid sexism or favoritism; will also result in better PR for Harmony.

Matty Comment: Al has done an exceptional job integrating with our grants, events, and operations teams. He has made an immediate impact with partner relations and maintains excellence with every initiative he is involved with. Al is very proactive, hungry to learn, and an all-around gem to work with.

Q1 Contributions

  • ETH Denver
    • Actively volunteered at Harmony’s booth during ETH Denver conference – manning the booth, speaking with new individuals and re-routing traffic to the right and appropriate Harmony personnel.
    • Spent time getting to know Harmony team members including Stephen, Zi, Li and Boris – gained understanding and respect for Harmony’s mission-based culture and help spread this culture to other web3 curious.
    • Assisted in operational aspects of Blu3 DAO and Harmony, where needed such as helped with Amy’s book distribution and logistical needs, led Blu3 DAO’s daily events coordination and assisted Matt McDonald with operational tasks.
    • Scouted talents (contributors, members, and potential partners including VC reps) for Blu3 DAO recruiting and communicated to core team.
  • ETH Rio
    • Conducted a training session on “How to Stake ONEs” (with Juan, a Harmony Validator) to more than 50 people during Blu3 DAO lunch and learn.
    • Listened with empathy and support to scholars and Project Y grantees on their dreams, ideas, and proposal. Assisted in reading proposals and provided feedback to scholars. Resulted in 6 DAOs onboarded for Harmony Project Y. Changed the mind of one scholar who did not believe in forming a DAO initially – she ended up with founding a DAO and obtaining a Project Y funding.
    • Actively volunteered at Harmony’s booth during ETH RIO conference – manning the booth, speaking with new individuals and assist with operational tasks, including promoting Harmony One soccer cup.
    • Did ETH Rio Hackathon project call OmniSig with 6 members from Blu3 DAO and started the idea with DAO pooled staking that led to DEX enhancements and integration eventually evolved to a DAO tooling for multisig integration. I did the testing for farming through LP and single-side staking ONE through Gnosis Safe also responsible for content resourcing on the project. Then our team won 1st place at ETH Rio Hackathon.

Bio

Al spent his career in Sales and Trader across Wall Street Banks, from Cargill, Citadel, Northern Trust, Goldman Sachs, and Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management. He is the founder of a trading firm BaturMont Capital and develop systematic trading strategies. Al is a Treasurer of LFE Foundation, a 501c3 that provides scholarships to undergraduate students across national colleges. Al is also a radical snowboarder dude, motorcycle racer, seasonal golfer, and enjoys olympic weightlifting. His radical change into web3 began when first met Harmony team in NFTNY 2021, when he discovered the fulfillment of not investing in money but investing in people. The rest will be history.

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Cultural Self Assessment

CulturalValuesRead MoreSelf AssessmentPersonal Story
Communicative
8 - i see myself as an empathetic listener and follow what the heart says
my profession as a financial advisor taught me to listen then provide a solution. one anomaly for a financial plan is disability and life insurance. hearing peoples’ stories because of life’s unpredictable events taught me to listen through the heart
8 - i float to where the wind takes me
i have a yearly habit to learn something new at each new year and would like age with wisdom. so i take on new information in hopes to benefit on a better sound judgement. i like to stay nimble and dynamic so i remain susceptible to changes
6 - i am an acute triangle
i have the tendency of going on a tangent. i need to be more self-aware and methodical on articulating my ideas. i am going to read more this year to go one level deeper which helps improve my effective communication skills
Personal
7 - i care to share
i share too much to care - my wife says to me. i’m too selfless and can even write i’m wrong when i’m right
8 - i cling like lint
i always like a companion for each different activity that i do. for example when i was child i loved to bmx. it is much a solo sport - mentally - but when with a companion and done together we pushed our limits to go 2x higher off a 6ft kicker. in work its the same when you’re with an aspiring companion; your vertical of success can be amplified
8 - i am your big bro for life
i’m deeply passionate about mentorship. i have mentees and mentors in each area of expertise that helps me accelerate my growth curve
Collaborative
9 - batman is my hero
batman serves for the greater good for humanity but expects nothing in return; i adapted this mentality from my grandma.
9 - barrack obama is my hero
i do things for the people and by the people. i believe people are better when together which obama defined it well in the WE can. i like watching obama speeches for fun
6 - debate is not my forte
educate and be educated. i don’t dare to disagree but rather ask if you’re willing to look at it differently.
Devoted
8 - i got married at 24
i hit maturity at younger age because i believe in constant challenges that’s devoted through love
6 - bottom-up approach is backwards
i focus too much on the granularity because of my trading background. i overresearch an idea. sometime i miss the big picture when i focus to much on details
9 - i like eating foolish food
i lead my action by excitement and jump to conclusion too early without considering consequences
Aligned
9 - yes we can (barrack obama)
i believe in inclusion for all that i do. i always want someone in the world to experience my experiences with me so there can be a collaborative feedback. its the journey together that makes it great
8 - ready to jump without counting to 3
a wise man once told me that an optimist builds an airplane while a pessimist makes the parachute. that really stuck. i really like airplanes
9 - the future for the next generation
as a financial advisor i create financial plans not for the client but for their kids. our 20s we adventure, 30s we work for money, 40s for family, 50s for health, 60s spend money, +70s for legacy. end state is always a legacy so why not take action for legacy
Authentic
7 - i eat what i make
i take on too much because i want to help but i’m not good at saying no so i have an overloaded plate of food most of the time
6 - numbers don’t lie
i can make tough financial decisions because that can be quantified. subjective topics that cannot be quantified then i have a difficult time make the decision and divert to someone else
9 - i catch my own fumbles
i do fumble more so - admittedly. i ‘m not
Technical
6 - i will take you there
i am not the top 1% and that’s because i don’t like spotlights but i do support the ones to get them there to be the top 1%
7 - i am the fulcrum
i like to see myself as keeping things balanced because life can go to the extreme but we all need the mean reversion to view things realistically
7 - i am your swiss army knife
i have many skillsets that i’ve adapted over time so i am the utilitarian
Potential
9 - is e^10x to fast
studying stocks most my life makes me think growth all the time but moves at a velocity that’s too fast will come back down just as fast when there’s no solid reasoning so i ask what’s the fundamental driver to all that we do when we want sustainable growth
9 - habitual learner
every year i have a habit of learning a new topic about something so this year is how defi works
5 - i am a sceptic
a wise man once told me there’s a difference between a contrarian and a sceptic. that message really stuck. i take the journey to discover the truth
Impact
10 - the new power is purpose
work is for monetary purposes but what’s when you find passion that pays you then that’s a career
8 - i don’t like being busy
i’m not looking for busy things to do - i’m looking for productive thing to do
6 - run headless than running heartless
how do you solve a dependent variable in a random walk? i need an answer