DiscoverWeb3 Talks: Stories & Tips from the Builders#25: Seb Audet, Co-Founder @ Zapper.fi | How Zapper evolved from a DeFi degens' product into a web3 exploration tool with over 1 million users
#25: Seb Audet, Co-Founder @ Zapper.fi | How Zapper evolved from a DeFi degens' product into a web3 exploration tool with over 1 million users

#25: Seb Audet, Co-Founder @ Zapper.fi | How Zapper evolved from a DeFi degens' product into a web3 exploration tool with over 1 million users

Update: 2022-07-23
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Zapper is one of the most popular crypto apps. And on Thursday, they published the v2, which transformed Zapper from a portfolio tracker into a web3 exploration tool. I talk with Seb about their early days, management & growth tactics, v2, and... art.




1:57 How Seb got disillusioned with finance and started building, which led him to Ethereum, DeFi, and the idea of Zapper


4:25 First days of Zapper and integrations with Uniswap and Synthetix


6:04 How hard it was to query information on-chain


7:13 How Seb came up with the idea of Zapper v2 and why they bet on it


10:54 Zapper as a social media for investors and a better exploration tool than Etherscan


14:27 What’s the process behind Zapper’s slick design


17:18 How they organized Zapper to ship fast


20:20 Why they don’t have QAs in Zapper


21:57 How have they chosen the market to build on


24:55 How networks effects helped them to grow


26:05 How they decided which protocol to integrate and what helped them grow the most


28:20 What NFT and DAO-related user acquisition strategies do they use right now


31:42 Why Seb thinks founders and DeFi protocols focus too much on marketing


33:33 Biggest fuckups they had


35:45 How does Zapper make money


37:58 What would Seb fix about crypto and web3


40:30 Why web3 builders develop a thick skin


41:42 How a metaverse billboard and generative arts inspire him


47:00 What was the most fun web3 thing that happened to Seb


48:20 Crypto Twitter making the Internet fun again


50:23 Where people can find more info about Zapper


51:00 Guest idea - Founder of Interface


52:30 How I found $500 in my Zapper account

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#25: Seb Audet, Co-Founder @ Zapper.fi | How Zapper evolved from a DeFi degens' product into a web3 exploration tool with over 1 million users

#25: Seb Audet, Co-Founder @ Zapper.fi | How Zapper evolved from a DeFi degens' product into a web3 exploration tool with over 1 million users

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