Zora, which was founded by three Coinbase veterans in 2020, bills itself as the “Shopify” of NFT marketplaces. Former a16z VC Katie Haun’s Haun Ventures led a $50 million round in Zora, one of several NFT platforms looking to challenge industry leader OpenSea. Coinbase Ventures, Kindred Ventures, and others joined the round, valuing Zora at $600 million.
Founder, Author, Adjunct Professor, Futurist
Michael is the founder of Toolhacker LLC, an innovation speaker and adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, futurist, and author of “Ubertrends — How Trends And Innovation Are Transforming Our Future.” He is also the founder of four ahead-of-the-wave startups, including MacWEEK, Atelier Systems, CyberAtlas, and ICONOCAST.