Metaverse-Focused Blockchain Lamina1 Promotes President to CEO

Metaverse-focused layer 1 blockchain protocol Lamina1 has promoted President Rebecca Barkin to be its CEO effective immediately, according to a company blog post.

As CEO, Barkin will oversee all business operations for Lamina1, including “partnerships, fundraising efforts, developer relations and the execution of the company’s product roadmap,” the company wrote.

Barkin joined Lamina1 in August as the company’s president, a title she will also continue to hold.

Lamina1, the brainchild of science-fiction author Neal Stephenson and global blockchain expert Peter Vessenes, launched the Lamina1 Ecosystem Fund (L1EF) late last year to broaden Web3 builders’ access to investors by equipping builders with tools to raise capital for their open metaverse initiatives. The fund launched on AngelList in December and offers rolling funds, which distribute funds to projects through quarterly subscriptions.

Stephenson will continue to serve as chairman of Lamina1 while Vessenes will continue in the role of executive chairman, the company wrote.

Barkin previously served as vice president of content strategy and partner solutions at the immersive venue Madison Square Garden Sphere. Before that she worked as a vice president at augmented reality company Magic Leap.

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