Gitcoin creates technologies and opportunities that empower communities to fund, build, and protect what matters. Through the Gitcoin Grants Program, there has been over $54 million distributed to early-stage builders that champion public goods initiatives in decentralized finance (DeFi), climate, open sourcing, and beyond. Core products include Gitcoin Grants Stack, the end-to-end grants management solution, Allo Protocol, an open-source funding protocol, and Gitcoin Passport, an all-encompassing decentralized identity management tool.
Visit www.gitcoin.co to learn more, discover Gitcoin’s impact at https://impact.gitcoin.co/, and follow progress via @Gitcoin.
<aside> 📣 Mission Gitcoin creates technologies and opportunities that enable communities to build, fund and protect what matters
<aside> 📣 Vision Gitcoin inspires a world shaped by community-led positive change.
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The potential of decentralized impact measurement and exploring various allocation mechanisms, including assurance contracts, were seen as crucial steps toward achieving Gitcoin's ambitious growth target.
Gitcoin is embracing three key pillars:
Gitcoin emphasizes the concept of credible neutrality in the context of public goods funding. Credible neutrality ensures fairness by not favoring any specific group, aligning with the diverse values of different communities.
In the decentralized Gitcoin ecosystem, this principle is maintained through protocols and programs, allowing communities to fund public goods according to their values. Gitcoin's evolution from a company to a DAO facilitates this, enabling communities to coordinate on neutral protocols.
Head of Impact, Azeem Khan
“Azeem Khan is a serial entrepreneur, crypto investor, and Head of Impact at Gitcoin. A prominent social impact Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), Gitcoin has distributed over $60 million in grants and helped create more than $29 billion in global financial impact. Azeem's entrepreneurial journey includes founding several startups, all of which have secured angel and venture investment. Through his leadership at Gitcoin, he has successfully raised and directed tens of millions of dollars to thousands of projects across the globe.
Azeem is part of the World Economic Forum's Crypto Sustainability Coalition, Future of Global Fintech research initiative, co-led by the World Economic Forum and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. He also led UNICEF's first experiment in quadratic funding innovating traditional grants fundraising. And most recently led Shell’s trial in quadratic funding as well.”