- OpenSea has appointed Chris Dixon to its Board of Directors.
- The position was previously led by Katie Haun.
- OpenSea has recently laid off its 20% staff.
Chris Dixon is the latest addition to OpenSea‘s Board of Directors, as announced by Devin Finzer, Co-founder of the NFT trading platform. Finzer further shared that Chris has played an important role in shaping the former’s perspective about Web3.
I’m excited to formally welcome @cdixon to the @OpenSea Board of Directors! He’s been extremely influential through our early days, and in this new position we’ll work even more closely together as we build the future of the NFT space. https://t.co/LpNtqbL7zR— Devin Finzer (dfinzer.eth) (@dfinzer) July 30, 2022
The announcement has been shared by OpenSea in an official blog post as well.
Dixon has occupied Katie Haun’s position, who joined OpenSea’s Board of Directors in July last year. However, she stepped out of a16z’s crypto investment practice in order to launch Haun Ventures, which made news upon raising $1.5 billion in fresh funding.
Appreciating Katie, Finzer wrote that she was a precious asset of wisdom for OpenSea. Since she shares a long standing relationship with Chris Dixon, the handoff was smooth. Even though she has set a new path with Haun Ventures, she will always remain close to OpenSea.
A $13.3 billion valuation was confirmed by OpenSea in a January funding round. However, upon experiencing a significant decline in volumes right from the start of the year, it has bid goodbye to over 20% of the staff in July.
Meanwhile, Dixon is excited about his new role and is looking forward to it.
Chris Dixon, a web business visionary as well as financial backer, is also the general partner at Andreessen Horowitz and has worked with eBay. Furthermore, he is the last CEO of Hunch.