🦄 Unicorner Startup of the Week: Bitski
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Shopify for NFTs
Bitski is a marketplace for users, creators, and brands to easily purchase, sell, and trade NFTs. As a user, Bitski is a place to store and trade your digital items. For creators and brands, it is a platform to build a digital storefront and display your NFTs on sale. The goal is to make NFT marketplaces user friendly and accessible to mainstream brands.
🔗 Check them out: www.bitski.com
💰 Business Model
For creator and custom storefronts, Bitski offers a range of services ranging from the $69/month Creator plan to the $1499/month Agency plan. Depending on the plan, a Collection Fee and a Bitski Fee may be charged. Custom plans are also an option.
📈 Traction and Fundraising
  • Raised $19 million Series A from investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Jay-Z, Serena Williams, Kindred Ventures, and more
  • Manages over 10 million requests per day with over 300 apps built on its infrastructure
  • One of the fastest platforms for Blockchain transactions
👫 Founder(s)
  • Donnie Dinch, CEO: Previously Co-founder @ Out There Labs, GM @ Ticketfly, Co-founder @ WillCall, Student @ Clemson University
  • Julian Tescher, VP Engineering: Previously Co-founder @ Out There Labs, Staff Engineer @ Ticketfly, Co-founder @ WillCall, Business Information Systems & Psychology @ University of Washington
  • Steve Jang, Board Director: Currently Founder @ Kindred Ventures, Board Observer @ Tonal, Advisor @ Uber; Previously Co-founder @ Out There Labs, Founder @ Schematic Labs, MBA @ USC, English Literature BA @ UC Berkeley
🔮 Our Analysis
With NFT sales increasing from $250 million to $389 million within the last year, the market for these digital assets is growing rapidly. As creators make NFTs via code and blockchain technology, they can put their pieces for sale on platforms like Bitski. Bitski offers personalized and unique storefronts and a developer platform which allow well-known brands to offer their drops, earning them the “Shopify for NFTs” title. Since the technology behind NFTs and their associated transactions are complex, this service makes it easier for creators and brands to enter into the NFT industry. The digital goods market has seen tremendous growth and with Bitski being able to provide solutions for buyers (by holding assets in their digital wallet) and sellers (by having a platform to directly sell to consumers), its platform is positioned to develop and expand over time.
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