Interview with Luca, CEO of Pudgy Penguins

Delve into Luca's mind and his vision behind the Pudgy Penguins ecosystem.

Nattynatman

Posted on Jul 2, 2024

This is a transcribed interview from the full interview of Luca and DCRoth, published on May 28, 2024. Some bits in this text version interview are paraphrased to suit readability.

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Questions:

  1. Before diving into Pudgy Penguins, where did you start with crypto?
    1. What does it mean to you to build an IP, and where are the differences in building an IP compared from web2 to web3?
      1. You guys built Overpass, which aims to make NFT licensing a whole lot easier. Where were the complications and the problems before Overpass?
        1. Why was your move to buy the Pudgy IP instead of creating a project yourself?
          1. How did the Pudgy community react when they realised you were about to buy the project?
            1. Was there an idea that was brought to your table by the hivemind where you felt you really had to pursue or incorporate the idea?
              1. Is it something that was on your mind, to put crypto more in a backend position, and not a frontend position?
                1. When will we see more pudgy toys in Europe?
                  1. Could you explain to us individuals the bigger picture of why you are bringing crypto-related consumer toys to mainstream?
                    1. Are you hyper aware and focused on the floor price of Pudgy Penguins?
                      1. How do you prioritise all the social media channels?
                        1. How many guys do you have working on GIFs?
                          1. How important is it for a founder to be a degen himself/herself?
                            1. Where does this drive and motivation to excel at what you do, come from?

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