Kudz E. Taziva
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Kudz E. Taziva

Hours
10
Social
Day ONE
March 20, 2022
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BIO

Born in Zimbabwe, raised in New York. Currently based in Los Angeles focused on all things creator/passion/ownership economy. Excited about DAOs, 1wallet, and bringing culture + community on-chain. My interest in web3 largely stems from a personal mission to empower fellow builders, creatives, and kin back home in Africa. Investing and advising in emerging ventures (especially those with a plan/strategy for the continent or better yet, based there) has become a professional hobby of sorts— I am a venture partner at a small fund and I run a diaspora-driven angel syndicate focused on community and crypto.

After an extended hiatus snowboarding in Vail, Colorado (and not particularly thrilled by pitch decks and term sheets), I recently became an operator again as Co-Founder and CEO of Social Crucifixion- an incubator and digital services firm for independent creatives & global tastemakers. Prior to this new venture, I held various roles at established enterprises (Apple, Microsoft, Gartner) and had a healthy run as CMO at Kitu Life Inc (maker of Super Coffee). I generally gravitate to entrepreneurial endeavors and authentic connections per working at Dialog, an initiative by Auren Hoffman and Peter Thiel. After my first TGI at #ETHDenver, deeply inspired and eager to advance radical social change— cheers to growth!

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Boston College, 2013

SOCIAL

Twitter: kudztaziva

Linkedin: k.taziva

April 2022 Deliverables

  1. Go-To-Market Strategy for Harmony/1Wallet [70%]
    1. Contribute to strategy & execution for 1Wallet Ambassadors (identify and onboard 5 ambassadors)
    2. Review comms and keynotes for Stephen/Zi/Li
    3. Engage with broader wallet ecosystem for idea generation and feedback on key features & functions for development (i.e. - Magic Eden, Rainbow, Coinbase Wallet, MetaMask)
  2. Harmony Creator Ecosystem Partnerships [90%]
    1. Identify, source, and align strategic business development opportunities that promote growth through culture + community (focus areas: Africa, creatives, gaming)
  3. DAO Evangelism [30%]
    1. Guide 3 DAO proposals in April 2022
    2. Explore and introduce 2 new tools for DAO management & infrastructure (i.e. Messari Governor, Token Curated Registry platforms)
    3. Actively (and ethically!) engage in 10 Discord communities/TwitterSpaces as an evangelist for Harmony
    4. May 2022 Deliverables

    5. Storytelling: Messaging & Comms [75%]
      1. Edit, polish, and review the keynote document with Adrian for Stephen for NFT.NYC
      2. Finalize 90 Day marketing and promotions plan for Ghana Unity DAO
    6. 1Wallet Creator Ecosystem Partnerships [25%]
      1. Finalize AG Baby TuffmanDAO proposal and onboard as 1wallet ambassador
      2. Formalize partnership with Venice Innovation Labs + Venice Collective and 1Wallet
      3. Finalize Paris plans with Zi (Explore Zendaya partnership)
    7. Onboard 10 African creatives to Harmony Ecosystem [50%]
      1. Identify and source musicians, artists, and tastemakers
      2. Walkthrough DAOs and Talk.Harmony.One
      3. Contributor Update: For most of the month of May, I was abroad in Southern Africa with limited access to reliable internet. As a result, I was not able to fully commit to my deliverables until my return. In addition, given the pause on DAO approvals and offsite— felt it was important to re-assess my contributions per the updated priorities from the core team.

      June 2022 Deliverables

    8. Support 1Wallet Campaign Messaging & GTM strategy (50%)
      1. Work with Adrian for NFTNYC messaging
      2. Sync with Zi on integration with Claire and team for marketing campaigns
    9. Onboard 5 influencers (ambassadors) for 1Wallet (80%)
      1. Align with Zi and Claire to source and identify ideal creatives for 1Wallet partnership
    10. Comms & Community Messaging on Social Media Platforms (25%)
      1. Work with Daniel Pagan for sentiment analysis & weekly core team deep dive
      2. Weekly review of Linkedin, Twitter, and YouTube posts with bi-weekly reports to Daniel
      3. Sync with French counterpart to establish clear metrics of success and goals for Summer 2022

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      Kudz E. Taziva’s Time Card

      Timesheet 2022 - Kudz Taziva

      DateTaskHoursNotesProject OwnerStatus 1
      Week 1
      Three
      23/3/22
      Onboarding
      1
      Notion set-up, KYC, Orientation resources
      paid
      15/3/22
      Survios Intros
      2
      Harmony overview for Hunter Kitagawa + intros to Peter Abila for GDC
      paid
      Week 2
      Ten
      paid
      27/3/22
      Black@NFTLA Presentation prep for Zi
      1
      Deck shared and sent to Zi
      28/3/22
      AmbassadorDAO Presentation prep
      1
      Deck shared and sent to Claire
      paid
      29/3/22
      NFTLA - One Pitch Judge
      5.5
      Awarded over $10K to creators/creatives
      paid
      30/3/22
      NFTLA- One Pitch Follow-ups
      1
      E
      paid
      31/3/22
      LaFamiliaDAO support
      1.5
      Met and guided Walter through Harmony ecosystem
      paid
      Week 3
      Ten
      paid
      4/4/22
      Tapz Gallantino CreatorDAO proposal
      1
      Guided Morgan Alston through Harmony ecosystem grant/DAO proposal process
      paid
      5/4/22
      Keynote refresh for Stephen
      7
      Adrian and I interviewed Brian Felsen, Ganesh, Sam, Peter, Jack, and Daniel Pagan to outline new comms/messaging for Harmony by NFT.NYC
      paid
      6/4/22
      Wallet Wednesday Twitter Space
      1
      Shared vision and engagement channels for 1wallet
      paid
      7/4/22
      GhanaUnityDAO Panel support
      .5
      Zi overview and connection with Del
      paid
      8/4/22
      GhanaUnityDAO Panel support
      .5
      Del + George Hughes overview
      paid
      Week 4
      Ten
      paid
      11/4/22
      Keynote review
      1
      paid
      11/4/22
      MandelaDAO + FreedomDAO updates
      .5
      Introduced to Johnny Mack by Kweku Mandela to explore DAOs in Harmony and estate planning
      paid
      11/4/22
      DAO evangelism
      1
      Review governance and tokenomics with TKtheLegend, Tapz Gallantino for creator DAO proposals
      paid
      12/4/22
      Li Atlas Cafe support
      .5
      Reviewed and gave feedback on Li’s upcoming presentation
      paid
      12/4/22
      AG Baby Harmony pitch
      2
      1wallet demo & overview, tour alignment for ambassador program, and position social tokens/creator DAO
      paid
      13/4/22
      GhanaUnityDAO
      1
      Drafted Press Release for Panel
      paid
      13/4/22
      1wallet Ambassador
      1
      Korea.on (20 million TikTok followers) connection to Claire
      paid
      14/4/22
      GhanaUnityDAO
      3
      90-day plan and strategy for marketing prep/overview
      paid
      NEW PAY CYCLE
      33 Hours
      TXN:
      Submitted:
      paid
      Received: Monday, April 15th, 2022
      16/4/22
      MandelaDAO + Johnny Mack Proposal Prep
      1
      Confirmed MandelaDAO mission with Johnny Mack (Former CFO for MLK Jr. estate and advisor to Mandela/Gandhi estates)
      Harmony
      unpaid
      19/4/22
      S16 Gallery + PinkDAO + HarmonyONE connection
      .5
      Introduced emerging NFT artist PinkCAT to Harmony Ecosystem for building out women-led artist DAO
      Harmony
      unpaid
      19/4/22
      Music + Creator DAO strategy with Sammy Chand + Adrian
      1
      Exploring NFTs+POAP integration for 1wallet. Brainstormed AG Baby CreatorDAO strategy in light of upcoming tour.
      Harmony
      unpaid
      11/5/22
      AfricaFM + Harmony Overview
      2.5
      Co-hosted TwitterSpace (~22 attendees) to discuss Harmony’s mission, 1wallet, and onboarding creatives into the ecosystem.
      Harmony
      unpaid
      13/5/22
      Harmony DAO’nload TwitterSpaces support
      1
      Joined Devin, Chaak, and crew to facilitate and engage in discussions about DAOs and upcoming transitions to process
      Harmony
      unpaid
      13/5/22
      AG Baby TuffmanDAO research and support
      2
      Met with Adekunle Gold’s team to review creating a DAO on Harmony in tandem (or following) North American tour. Awaiting Harmony’s update DAO requirements to finalize proposal
      Harmony
      unpaid
      13/5/22
      Ghana Unity DAO messaging & marketing support
      2
      Supported Del & team with messaging and outreach for Ghana Panel.
      Harmony
      unpaid
      26/5/22
      Africon Conference: Web3 panel moderator
      2.5
      Attended and moderated a Web3 panel (+50 attendees) as Contributor to HarmonyONE. ETHDenver follow-up and several synergies to follow
      Harmony
      unpaid
      27/5/22
      1Wallet + S16 Art Gallery Demo & Partnership
      1
      Met with Tom Ross to demo 1Wallet and explore Harmony event for artists and S16 Art Gallery. Determined best to explore 1Wallet post-beta but open to Harmony collaboration for a local LA event with artists.
      Harmony
      unpaid
      27/5/22
      1Wallet + Africon Demo
      .5
      Demo’d 1Wallet beta to prominent creatives/influencers at Africon 2022 conference
      1wallet
      unpaid
      31/5/22
      Wakanomy Metaverse + Harmony Port Proposal
      1.5
      Met with LA-based creative Tipz to explore Port Grant and NFTNYC event process for Metaverse project.
      Harmony
      unpaid
      31/5/22
      1Wallet GTM deep dive
      1
      Catching up on discord, social media, and with internal team identify June deliverables and how to best support team
      1wallet
      unpaid
      31/5/22
      NFTNYC prep & planning
      .5
      Reviewing Harmony involvement on-site to refine messaging/marketing
      Harmony
      unpaid
      31/5/22
      Mansa Musa NFT Introductions
      1
      Met with Ghana born LA-based creative Joshua “Cinqo” Boateng to review artwork for MADNFT and Harmony proposal to explore a financial literacy based NFT project with DAO/OCC ambitions. Facilitated by George Hughes
      Harmony
      unpaid
      New Paycycle
      2/06/22
      Venice Music Collective + 1Wallet Partnership exploration
      1.5
      Wallet overview to Adil Kadir (Head of Product) + Venice team for potential partnership for onboarding creatives in the Venice Music Collective (post-beta).
      1wallet
      unpaid
      23/06/22
      MPL GameFi + Harmony partnership exploration with Zach Zacharias from MPL
      1.5
      Met with AVP of Strategy & Operations, Zacharias Zacharia, to facilitate intros to Peter Abila regarding building MPL’s upcoming GameFi platform and DEX on Harmony.
      Harmony
      unpaid