[Grant Application] The Symmetrical

Project name: The Symmetrical

Description: The Symmetrical is a genZ social DAO that invests in on-chain assets and connects members to web3 x consumer products. Our mission is to bring web3 to 1 million genZ.

Vision: To be the top social community for genZ

Problem: GenZ has little capital to buy NFTs and tokens and we don’t have many friends in the space since web3 is so niche.

Solution: A DAO that pools capital together to invest in NFTs and tokens while making friends from cities across the globe. We are close to ending our first season, which was 6 months, so we’re launching Season 2 on September 12th. We currently have ~40 members but will onboard 40 more genZ for Season 2. We have bi-monthly community calls, bi-monthly virtual social hangouts, monthly fireside chats, and intimate social gatherings in IRL.

Validation / Traction / Progress so far: We had 200 applications for Season 1 and accepted 40 members. For Season 2, we have a waitlist of 100 people.


Erika Echaniz
Twitter: @erika_echaniz
Recent grad from Cornell University. Joined DeSo’s latest product, DAODAO this past June. Scouted for On Deck and Wefunder. Founded The Symmetrical in January 2022

Philippe Izedian
Twitter: @PhilippeIze
Senior at Duke University. Contributing to Cabin DAO’s podcasts and Mirror

Jakub Rusiecki
Twitter: @Jakub Rusiecki
Graduate of Imperial College London. 3+ years of angel investing experience (Stardust, Public.com, DeSo, Wilder Worlds)

Grant Amount Requested: $10,000

What it will be used for? The following bullet points is our entire budget for Season 2. The total is $13,000, which is why we would be extremely grateful if we could receive a $10,000 grant. We honestly appreciate any amount!

  • Brand Designer: $1,500 / season
  • Twitter Content Creator(s): $600 / season ($3.5 / tweet)
  • Twitter Space Host(s): $600 / season ($25 / space)
  • TikTok Creator(s): $600 / season ($25 / video)
  • Newsletter Writer(s): $600 / season ($25 / newsletter)
  • Editorial Writer(s): $1200 / season ($50 / article)
  • Research Report Writer(s): $1200 / season ($100 / report, 12 reports)
  • Education Lead(s): $600 / season
  • IRL Kickbacks (10-12 people): $2,400 / season (24 total)
  • Pop-up / Collab Events: $3,600 / season (~6 events)
    Total = $13,000

Attach any additional documents/resources about the project if you have any: Here is our pitch deck!

How did you hear about MGD’s Funding program?: DAOHAUS website.

Hi Erika,
The members of Meta Gamma Delta DAO want to thank you for your grant application submission! We apologize for the delay. We took a pause to restructure and are just getting up to speed and looking to award some grants by the close of 2022. The Grants Committee is interested in hearing an update and any further details you would like us know about your project by November 28, 2022. You may include links, a video up to 2 minutes long and/or written report. All submissions will be reviewed and responses will be made after November 30, 2022. Please feel free to respond or ask questions and a committee member will get back with you as soon as possible.
Thank you for your interest in Meta Gamma Delta Grants Program. We look forward to hearing more from you soon.

Hi Erika,

The members of Meta Gamma Delta DAO want to thank you for your recent grant application submission. The decision-making process was difficult as we had a variety of powerful groups and organizations interested in a limited amount of grant dollars.

Unfortunately, your application was not selected for funding at this time. However, we would really appreciate you keeping us posted on further development and growth and hope you apply again in the future. Membership to Meta Gamma Delta DAO is always open should you be interested and in general, we look forward to connecting in the metaverse!