DAO Grants Thread

The first step in applying for a grant is posting your proposal for discussion here.

Grants are offered by UberHaus to DAOs for several purposes, some of which are identified below:

  • Membership Grants - DAOs can request up to 500 shares in UberHaus to participate in governance
  • Tech/Service Grant - Tech grants afford DAOs on the DAOhaus platform up to 500 HAUS to build what they want for DAOhaus
  • Token Swap - This grant enables DAOs to swap their DAO’s token for up to 2500 shares in UberHaus, presenting a different kind of value transfer and shared ownership model.

Please Follow This template:

Proposal Template

***INFORMATION BELOW IS PLACEHOLDER. PLEASE REPLACE WITH YOUR COPY! ***

TLDR

In this section, include a high level overview of your proposal. What is your initiative? Why should people fund you? Try to stay brief.

Problem / Opportunity

What problem or opportunity are you looking to solve?

Funding Milestones and Payments

Note: Proposers should deliver on something before asking for payment.

  • If you are applying for Uberhaus membership your community should be established, please link to relevant documentation - community mission/manifesto, community discussion groups and forums, and dao.
  • If you are applying for a tech grant link to current spec documents and/or prototypes.

If applying for a tech grant please outline the Milestones & payments (payments can be set up as a stream, in this case what is the steam rate?):

  • Phase 1: description of Phase 1 and deliverables + payment amount in $USD + delivery DATE
  • Phase 2: description of Phase 2 and deliverables + payment amount in $USD + delivery DATE
  • etc

Total payment: $USD, complete upon delivery of phases. Should have a maximum amount of 500HAUS.

Payments will be made to the following xDai address:

We consider ourselves independent contractors of the UberHaus DAO and will report taxes accordingly. Forms W8-BEN and W9 will be filled out accordingly before funds get distributed to our team. [this is a requirement]

Business Model

What is your business model?

Note that all software produced should be open source with MIT license.

Core Team

  • Person A: Engineer. Here is a link to their Linkedin. They have been active is so and so community for 3 years, and have a great track record.
  • Person B: Designer. Here is a link to their Linkedin. They currently work for Google, here are examples of their work: [link]
  • Person C: developer. Here is a link to their Linkedin and Github.
  • etc

The contact person for this project will be Person A. Their contact information is personA@gmail.com and their Discord handle is #3433Person A

How long has your team/community worked together? What other projects have you worked on?

Accountability

Our project will attend community calls, and provide updates on our milestones as we make progress. In the event that we can’t fulfil our commitment, funds will be returned to Uberhaus DAO. We will also work with community members to ensure updates are distributed through the Uberhaus communication channels. [update and adjust accordingly!]

Why should Uberhaus DAO fund this?

What is the benefit to HAUS token holders? How will this help grow the ecosystem, or bring value to them? Make you last pitch here!

Useful Links & Media

Add anything that might be relevant to the reader! Links, demos, videos, etc.

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TLDR

Funding Proposals are the core business of many DAOs. However, the type of funding and decision making process is happening on-the-go. This proposal is to make the whole process more efficient and guided. DAO members would gain time in their weekly calls and the flow of funding would be smoother for members.

Problem/Opportunity

DAO Members are constantly receiving funding proposals from external projects during their regular weekly calls. There is an opportunity to make the process more efficient; by joining 3-4 projects together and presenting it as a “Startup Demo Day” which would happen on a quarterly basis. By having one call per quarter to vote/approve/discuss grants winners; DAOs will have a more focused decision to fund projects.

Funding Milestones and Payments

Phase 1 (around 8 hours work) - Best Practices exploration. Team will collect info about how DAOs are running “FUNDING PROPOSALS” both internally and externally. Best practices will be collected. DAOs will be able to learn how other DAOs are giving away money. Ideally we will count on MetaCartel Ventures, RaidGuild, MetaGammaDelta to share their practices. All UberHaus delegates will be invited.

Phase 1.1 - Understanding and exploring Internal Incentives

Phase 1.2 - Understanding and exploring External Incentives.

Phase 2 (around 8 hours work)- Division of new Funding Categories and developing new UI Guidelines. In phase 1, there will be a clear differentiation between 3 types of Funding Proposals (Internal Operations, Bug Bounties, External Grants to web3 projects). In this phase UI will be re-design to reflect the new Funding proposals schema.

Phase 3 (around 40 hours work) - DataCollection of 2020: how much funding was distributed? %internal vs. %external grants. Definition of 2021 goals ($$ to grow by x%). Definition of time-horizon cuts. Semester events vs quarterly events. How much % of funding to be given on Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 or S1 S2. This will be important for better cash management and fundraising strategy planning. Blogspot publication with data. Interview previews grantees winners.

Phase 4 (around 60 hours of work) - Reorganizing the Grant Proposal process as quarterly/semester events. In this phase, UberHaus members will be asked to participate in a sort of “DemoDay” and vote on specific criteria (defined on Phase 1) that will guide the grants process. A “subdao grants committee” will be created with the responsibility of running the UberHaus Grants Project (UHGP) and all DAO members are invited to participate in the DemoDay to give opinions on projects and vote on funding given.

Phase 5 (run in parallel with Phase 4) (around 60 hours of work) -. Blog article or video inviting DAO Haus Delegates to apply for DemoDay / Blog article or video presenting the winners, amounts given and rationale. Interview/follow up with subdao grants committee

Business Model

Saving time and resources of DAO members is the main motivation for this proposal.

Core Team

Juliana (itsencrypted#6766 | juliana@itsencrypted.com)

Accountability

Juliana will dedicate 30 hours/week to design the new process + implementation of the strategy together with the Subdao Grants Committee.
A DemoDay will be established and organized by July 15th.

Payment Requested

$370 worth of HAUS/or ETH upon completion of Phases 1 & 2

$920 worth of HAUS/or ETH upon completion of Phase 3

$2760 worth of HAUS/or ETH upon completion of Phases 4 & 5

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good morning! Happy Friday.
Did I post this Proposal in the correct thread? or should I create another thread for it with a #number - Funding Proposal - Uberhaus Grants improvement process ?

Looking forward to get phase 1 started. Where do I get the green light from the community?

I think this is a great initiative.

Would be cool to nail down our process for grants and have a more unifying solution across all doas. We have some of the best grant giving daos in the space using daohaus, MetaCartel, Moloch, Stakehaus, Uberhaus, Daosquare

Also, having a dedicated team we will be able to get better quality grant proposals that actually come infront of the dao. Reducing onchain overhead and governance overload.

I think this thread is a good place to start with getting some initial community feedback. If there is not any push back you could move it to a dedicated thread and get it up for a funding vote

TLDR

Peerion is building a network of autonomous staking pools on DAOhaus that enables anyone to contribute to the security and decentralization of web 3.0 via co-owned nodes/validators. This proposal is for a membership grant / token swap to join the Uberhaus DAO in order to assist with the mainstream adoption of DAOhaus by driving more users and more value to the platform.

Problem / Opportunity

In order for DAOhaus to achieve mainstream adoption, new use cases that drive value to the platform, other than grants and dev guilds, must continually be added to the ecosystem to attract new users. We see DAOhaus becoming a dual marketplace for jobs and investments, a place where people can come and find opportunities. Peerion wants to help bridge the gap between DAOhaus and the entire blockchain ecosystem of investors by offering a variety of unique investment options on the platform, while also contributing onboarding and coordination material to seamlessly integrate entire communities.

Funding Milestones and Payments

We are requesting a 50/50 split for a grant/token-swap combination.

Grant: 250 HAUS
Token Swap: 250 HAUS for 25,000 ION

The swap proportions were calculated based on total supply. We also thought to do it based on market value, but Uberhaus would end up with significantly less ION, and since we are relatively new and less established, we figured this is the fairest way.

Supply Breakdown

250 HAUS = 0.025% of the total supply (1M)
25,000 ION = 0.025% of the total supply (100M)

Value Breakdown
$13.22 HAUS value at time of writing
$0.45 ION value at time of writing

250 HAUS * $13.22 = $3,305
$3,305 / $0.45 = 7,344 ION

Business Model

The business model for Peerion revolves around co-owning nodes and validators. We offer a unique incentive model that not only encourages, but enables all levels of investors to participate in services that provide security and decentralization to various blockchain networks.

We chose DAOhaus on xDai because it was the most user-friendly experience we could find, but we stayed for the awesome community vibes. Currently, we have brought more than $250,000 in value to the platform, with plans for a lot more growth. With our first two node pools being a success, we have a clear on-ramp to disrupt the current node/validator service market and capture value from many other ecosystems.

At the same time, we have also been building a strong relationship with pNetwork and we believe that we can leverage our collaboration to build liquidity for their pTokens through incentivized LP farm DAOs. pNetwork currently bridges 10+ blockchains with 50+ connections, giving huge potential and further incentive for more users and more value.

Peerion’s goals are to offer node/validator services and build/provide liquidity on xDai for any projects that are aligned with our vision of an interoperable blockchain ecosystem. All rewards earned from the various nodes/validators will be flowing back to DAOhaus. Building liquidity for these reward assets, will only help ensure that our users remain in DAOhaus on xDai for the long-term.

Core Team

Jeremy Klein (jeremy@peerion.io | JeremyKlein#8832)

Accountability

Peerion will fulfill all requirements as an Uberhaus member. We will attend community calls, provide updates on any collaborations as we make progress, and always look for new ways to contribute to the growth and sustainability of DAOhaus.

Why should Uberhaus DAO fund this?

The more users, the more value. The more value, the more users. The more users and value, the more HAUS token adoption - the trifecta:). Peerion will contribute to this positive feedback loop of continued growth for the entire DAOhaus ecosystem, now and into the foreseeable future.

Useful Links & Media

Here are our relevant links:

Website
Docs (WIP)
Discord
Twitter
Medium

Peerion DAO
Distro DAO
LP Farm DAO
PNT Pool DAO
STAKE Pool DAO

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