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Brian Roberts, former CFO for taxi booking service Lyft, joins the team NFT-marketplace OpenSea. There he will take a similar position, writes Bloomberg.
Roberts previously worked at Walmart and Microsoft. In 2014, he switched to Lyft, and five years later, one of Uber’s main competitors entered the Nasdaq exchange.
The specialist expressed optimism about the prospects for OpenSea, comparing its potential with eBay in the mid-90s.
“When your firm is growing that fast, it’s foolish not to think about going public. The marketplace will be well received in the public market given its growth, ”he said.
In July 2021, OpenSea raised $ 100 million with an estimate of $ 1.5 billion.At the end of August, the trading volume on the platform exceeded $ 3 billion.
We will remind, in November, the media reported on the company’s plans to receive an estimate of $ 10 billion following the results of a new round of financing. In the same month, daily sales on OpenSea doubled due to a surge in interest in the Bored Ape Yacht Club.
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