Exponential: All About Our Company Culture

States DAO
3 min readSep 29, 2022

Company Culture

We aim high, move fast, and strive to innovate. This is the culture here at States Labs, the team behind States DAO. Our mission is to unlock human potential in web3, while maintaining our values of transparency, decentralization, and alignment. We make sure that our decisions are collective and that we move as one single unit. We believe success comes from trusting each other and aligning with a clear vision.

The majority of our team is based in South Korea, while the rest is in the United States and Thailand. Being a global company gives us unique perspectives and ultimately an edge in terms of creativity. Here, we believe diversity makes us even stronger.

Work Perks

  • Fully remote 🖥 🔥
  • Off-sites every 6 months 🗺
  • Diverse team 🤝💥
  • Outcome driven 🎭
  • Autonomy 🤖📈
  • Chances to wear many hats 🎩

Ingi and Jordan having an informative talk during Consensus 2022.

Words From our CEO — Ingi Kim 👨‍💼

Here, we’re on a mission to unlock human potential in web3. We’re very outcome-driven and let you work anywhere you want. We don’t care if you already have a job or not, we only care about what you create and deliver. We’re flexible and inclusive, and we mean it.

For me, my favorite part of working at States DAO has got to be the chance to meet and work with talented people from around the world. There are so many innovative projects in web3 and it makes us ecstatic to see the future early. We believe there are a lot of opportunities web3 has to offer. We want to onboard more developers and talent and unlock their full potential and grow the web3 ecosystem.

Words From our Head of Business — Jordan Smith 🙋‍♂️

If I had one word to describe my journey with States DAO, it would be “exponential.”

I met our founder, Ingi at a Developer DAO happy hour at ETH Denver. We connected over our initiatives in the Terra ecosystem at the time as well as a new project he was launching called, States DAO. Our relationship grew naturally over the succeeding months and I initially joined the team part-time as the Business Development Manager.

When I first joined, I quickly realized that I loved our mission of incubating the future of web3. I enjoyed sharing about States DAO with others at conferences. My dedication to our vision made me want to take on more to help us grow internally and build a better platform for our community. So, in mid-summer, I took on the tasks of growing the team and assisting in expanding the product roadmap which eventually led to me being promoted to the new role of Head of Business.

I have only been at States DAO since June, but I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy working here and couldn’t recommend it enough! My favorite part is easily our team, everyone wants the best for each other and we all share the same vision. We also come from many diverse backgrounds of work experience, cultures, and locations, but this only strengthens our team environment.

To conclude, when I described my journey with States DAO as being “exponential” what I meant was that working here has given me the sense that my own personal development and our journey to build together will continue to flourish and reach new horizons.

Hiring! 🦾

We are actively hiring and you can check out job postings and applications here: https://statesdao.notion.site/States-DAO-Careers-283929a1f81a463487c3c5c1e707419f


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