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MEET THE CANDIDATE: Grains Is Running To Be One Of The ApeCoin DAO's First Web3 Development Working Group Stewards

ApeCoin DAO contributor Grains has experienced the high highs of being an entrepreneur, like when he started his first company at 18 and managed the Australian Pink Floyd tribute band, and he has also experienced the low lows, like when he failed computer science or lost his Bitcoin wallet in 2013. Through these experiences, Grains has learned about resiliency and what it takes to be successful. Now he’s hoping to bring the skills he’s learned over the years to the ApeCoin DAO as one of its first-ever Web3 Development Working Group Stewards!

The ApeCoin DAO’s summer election season is anything but boring as the community gets ready to elect two of its fellow ApeCoin DAO contributors to chair the DAO’s new Web3 Development Working Group.

The goal of this committee will be to “build income generating projects for the ApeCoin DAO, ApeCoin initiatives like ThankApe, Boring Security DAO, MBA licensed projects, and the ApeCoin community. ApeChain will be a strong focus point once we reach that point,” according to the group’s mandate.

 In total, five ApeCoin DAO contributors have thrown their hats in the ring and are running for these positions. Among the candidates vying for this role is Grains.

“My journey from starting my first company at 18, building a concert travel business into the largest in the UK, founding and growing Affiliate Window to a $170 million enterprise, and empowering artists through FanCircles, has fuelled me to drive meaningful change,” Grains wrote on his candidate page. “My vision as a Working Group Steward is to leverage these experiences to foster a culture of innovation and inclusivity within the DAO. I aim to drive product development that delivers real benefits to our community, enhance member engagement through open dialogue and collaboration, and ensure the DAO’s long-term financial sustainability. Transparency and accountability will be at the core of all initiatives to build trust and align our actions with community values. My goal is to make a positive impact and support the continued success of the ApeCoin DAO.”

To find out more about Grains and why he is the right $Ape for the job, the Bored Ape Gazette reached out to him for an interview. Check it out below:

1. In a sentence or two what is your candidacy all about?

“My candidacy is focused on fostering innovation, inclusivity, and transparency within the ApeCoin DAO to deliver real value to our community through my extensive business experience and leadership.”

2. Why did you decide to run for $Ape office?

“I decided to run for $Ape office because I believe my diverse entrepreneurial background and passion for technology can drive meaningful contributions to the DAO, helping it grow and thrive.”

3. This Working Group is new at the DAO, how do you plan to build a solid foundation?

“I plan to build a solid foundation by leveraging my experience in building successful businesses from the ground up, promoting a culture of collaboration and transparency, and focusing on delivering tangible benefits to the community.”


4. What should the Web3 Development Working Group be about?

“The Web3 Development Working Group should be about driving innovation in blockchain technology, enhancing member engagement, and creating products and services that provide real-world value to our community.”

5. What makes you the right $Ape for the job?

“My proven track record of founding and growing successful companies, coupled with my commitment to innovation and collaboration, makes me uniquely qualified to lead and contribute to the ApeCoin DAO’s success.”

6. What would you like to accomplish during your term?

“During my term, I aim to foster a culture of innovation, ensure transparency and accountability in all initiatives, and drive product development that delivers significant benefits to the ApeCoin community. If I get elected as a Web3 Dev Group Steward, I intend to look deeply at the way things operate within the ApeCoin DAO and be part of improving all aspects I can. I intend to ask a lot of difficult questions and put the DAO first.”

7. Why is becoming a Working Group Steward important for you personally?

“Becoming a Working Group Steward is important to me because it aligns with my passion for innovation and my desire to contribute to a forward-thinking community. It’s an opportunity to leverage my experience to make a positive impact.”

8. How did you get into crypto?

“I got into crypto in 2013 but lost my Bitcoin wallet with about 14 Bitcoin in it. After dabbling for a bit, I got back in 2022 with a HAPE NFT, then a MAYC, and ApeCoin.”

9. What do you like to do outside of Web3?

“”I like music, and my company FanCircles is part of that passion. I go to a lot of concerts, travel, and spend time with my beautiful partner Sara, who is a drummer with various bands.”

10. Do you have anything else you’d like to add or say?

“I believe the ApeCoin DAO community should elect me due to my extensive business experience and proven track record of innovation and leadership. Starting my first company at age 18, I’ve demonstrated resilience and an entrepreneurial spirit. I built a concert travel company into the largest in the UK, founded Affiliate Window (@Awin_Global) and grew it to over a $170 million enterprise, and managed artists including the Australian Pink Floyd to become the world’s biggest tribute band. Through my venture @FanCirclesHQ, I empower artists to build their superfan base with industry-leading apps. I excel at working with teams to reach consensus and am driven by creating products and services that help people, believing financial success follows. I bring a unique perspective as a free thinker who loves to innovate. My vision for ApeCoin and ApeChain is to foster a culture of innovation, inclusivity, and transparency, ensuring we deliver real value to our community. My diverse experiences make me uniquely qualified to contribute to the DAO’s growth and success.”


ApeCoin DAO Contributors who would like to find out more about Grains’ campaign can reach out to him via Twitter @Grains0x



The window to vote in the first and only round of the ApeCoin DAO’s Web3 Development Group Steward election is set to open on June 13th and $Ape holders will have until June 19th at 9 P.M. EST to cast their coins in support their preferred nominees.

The Bored Ape Gazette is working to bring you continued election coverage from the $Ape ecosystem. Stay tuned for updates!

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