Video Of The Week: Roham Gharegozlou At Techcrunch Blockchain Sessions Zug

Roham Gharegozlou is the founder and CEO of the company that made CryptoKitties (which USV is an investor in).

In this talk, Roham discusses what CryptoKitties was all about and where they intend to take the business.


Comments (Archived):

  1. William Mougayar

    Roham does a great job painting the CK vision. You can tell when a founder is talking natively about their vision, when it is coming from inside of them.

  2. awaldstein

    Thanks for this Fred.I didn’t work directly with him on our Honu project… but with Cassidy Robertson mostly, head of their KittyVerse program. Can state that from my interactions, this is a company that has a shared narrative about where they are going. A big accomplishment.And if I may, if there are people in the community that are interested in donating to the Honu non-profit auction, and owning this really cool part cat/part sea turtle cryptokitty for a tremendous cause, it goes till midnight tomorrow:

  3. Richard

    Things people really never mean. So why kryptokitty ? “Cats need to go on everything new”

  4. jason wright;”Axioms are early innovators in emerging technologies.”it has the feel of opportunism and not deep authentic commitment. whatever comes next and gets hot.

  5. chris dirubio…Not sure if it will be an issue that the source is TC, but perhaps it’s available on youtube, which should make it fairly easy to embed.

  6. creative group

    CONTRIBUTORS:sorry we find a need to shed light on this investment (cough cough) hobby.Ten most common hobbies of the richest people in the world1. Skiing 2. Flying3. Auto racing4. Polo5. Vineyard ownership6. Sailing7. Owning exotic pets (Cryptokitties) 8. Golf9. Art Collecting10. Owning horsesAt least previous posts have many in at least four of ten categories.Cryptokitties was a novelty and now being turned into making smart money real money. This is totally non-intrinsic value at work.Idle Rich!Captain Obvious!#UNEQUIVOCALLYUNAPOLOGETICALLYINDEPENDENT

    1. jason wright

      the cynicism of CK is breathtaking.

  7. Rick Mason

    Fred,Shouted at you on Twitter yesterday to see if you saw that Major League Baseball is introducing a crypto version of baseball cards. They stated that CryptoKitties was their exact inspiration. You did predict if I remember at the time that crypto collectibles would expand and now it has done so. Personally waiting for the NBA to follow suit.

  8. Kirsten Lambertsen

    His description of how users hold his company responsible for problems with MetaMask is important. That’s a big obstacle right now. I’m sure people are working on solving it. But it does remind me of a couple of ventures I was involved in during Web 1.0/1.5 that were trying to get people to do things before the bandwidth was really there to support those things. Those ventures don’t exist now, but the things that replaced them, once the bandwidth was there, are among the biggest players going.I really love that the CK game isn’t just an experiment for them, but something they plan to continue to build upon and invest in, describing it as their “Mario.”