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Yuga Labs

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NFT

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mission & key concepts

Yuga Labs is a web3 company exploring big ideas in identity, ownership, utility, and interoperability to push the crypto and NFT space forward.

As The Defiant recently said, "The story of Yuga Labs is one where the improbable has become reality in the blink of an eye." Since debuting with our flagship collection Bored Ape Yacht Club in April 2021, we’ve created new IP for the ape ecosystem (Mutant Ape Yacht Club, Bored Ape Kennel Club), acquired other top collections (CryptoPunks and Meebits), and pulled off successful events (ApeFest) and partnerships (Rolling Stone).

And we made both web3 and gaming history — the biggest NFT mint ever followed by a game demo with record-breaking synchronized player participation — for our newest initiative, Otherside.

We believe that the potential of web3 can be realized when we start with imagination, not limitations. No borders, no rulers, just people making cool shit, together. In the Yugaverse, fans and players are owners and creators, and in the game of web3, everyone can create and play together on one team.

Today the ecosystem consists of 6 brands:

  • BAYC
  • MAYC
  • BAKC
  • Cryptopunks
  • Meebits
  • Otherside

Current Challenges

  • Shaping web3 through storytelling, experiences, and community
  • Fill the NFT domain with value and excitement
  • Grow the ecosystem and community of brand-builders and storytellers
  • Develop the game branch of the ecosystem
  • Communicate both our unique history and our ambitious vision of the future
  • Evolve the network of partners and potential key Yuga Labs projects
  • Drive the success of growth products that will expand the company’s capabilities and moving to the next steps of Yuga's roadmap

Culture

Now hiring creators, explorers, question-askers, builders, seekers, polymaths, weirdos, experimenters, nerds, problem-solvers, problem-finders, visionaries, and connectors.

History & Achievments

Founded Date: 2021

Funding

  • Yuga Labs has raised a total of $450M in funding over 1 round. This was a Seed round raised on Mar 22, 2022.
  • It is funded by 38 investors. Friendly Trading and Coinbase are the most recent investors.
  • Yuga Labs has acquired 2 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was CryptoPunks on Mar 17, 2022.

Along the way, the Yuga team has grown from 4 to 70+ people, and we’re still on the lookout for brilliant thinkers and doers who can grow alongside us, push us forward, and create work that makes history. If that sounds like you, apply to one of our open roles or reach out.

Milestones

  • 59 community-created projects with the Ape IP
  • 6,200 discord messages per day
  • 70 full-time employees
  • 38 cities

Core Team

  • Greg Solano - Co-Founder. He co-wrote a World of Warcraft book with one of the game's designers.
  • Wylie Aronow - Co-Founder
  • Jasmin Shoemaker - COO

Benefits

Thrive at Yuga

We want people to do the best work of their lives at Yuga. So it’s only fair that we make Yuga the best place to work.

work.

1/ Work from anywhere. Love what you do and where you do it.

  • Stipend for your home office
  • Stipend for a coworking space
  • Expense tech like hardware wallets
  • An HQ in NYC whenever you need it
  • Remote since day one

2/ Get top dollar. And top ApeCoin, top equity, top… you get it

  • Competitive salary
  • Equity
  • ApeCoin
  • EOY bonus
  • 401k matching
  • Employee referral bonus

3/ Take care. The good health insurance. And then some.

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • FSA
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Contribution toward pet insurance

4/ Go away. We make it easy to take time off when you need and want to.

  • Unlimited PTO
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Summer Fridays
  • Parental Leave
  • Sabbaticals
  • Voting time off
  • Volunteer time off

Level up. Thrive at work and beyond.

  • Education Stipend
  • Crypto tax consulting
  • Legal services
  • Digital security services
  • Employee discount program

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