DiscoverWeb3 Talks: Stories & Tips from the Builders#33: Ivan Liljeqvist, Co-Founder @ Moralis | From 0 to 90+ employees in less than 2 years - how they've grown web3 infra business
#33: Ivan Liljeqvist, Co-Founder @ Moralis | From 0 to 90+ employees in less than 2 years - how they've grown web3 infra business

#33: Ivan Liljeqvist, Co-Founder @ Moralis | From 0 to 90+ employees in less than 2 years - how they've grown web3 infra business

Update: 2022-11-22
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Moralis joined a pretty crowded web3 infra market in 2020, and it's already become an important player serving projects such as MetaMask and Polygon. How did they do it? I talk with Ivan, Moralis Co-Founder, who shares the backstage perspective of their last 2 years.


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0:38 Who is Ivan & Moralis, and what got him interested in blockchain


3:52 How their web2 experience inspired them to start Moralis


4:40 Why they entered a crowded infrastructure space with many already established players such as Alchemy, Infura & QuickNode


7:25 Why it’s hard to bootstrap infrastructure business and how they leveraged their online education platform to grow it


9:29 How not thinking too much helped them to start and grow


11:29 How their SDK & APIs help developers to better understand on-chain events


14:51 Why their onboarding process has quite a lot of friction


17:50 How they build strong relations with developers via free education, hackathons & Discord


20:27 How their YouTube channel & hackathon helped to acquire their first users


21:30 How they managed to grow the 100% remote company from 0 to 90+ people in 2 years


24:44 How being upfront about their way of working helped them to recruit the right people


27:08 Why cutting down features was hard and what they learned on the way


28:44 How do they decide what to include in their SDKs


29:48 What does he think about centralization risks by using centralized infrastructure


34:03 Why team building was the biggest lesson he learned from running Moralis


37:45 What would he fix about web3 with the magic wand


39:40 What has been the most interesting project he has seen


42:26 Why craziness of the crypto industry makes Ivan laugh


44:14 Where to learn more about Moralis


44:32 Guest ideas

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#33: Ivan Liljeqvist, Co-Founder @ Moralis | From 0 to 90+ employees in less than 2 years - how they've grown web3 infra business

#33: Ivan Liljeqvist, Co-Founder @ Moralis | From 0 to 90+ employees in less than 2 years - how they've grown web3 infra business

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