Welcoming Jason Kingdon to our Mentor Board

February 21, 2023

HyperNest is glad to welcome Jason M. Kingdon, co-founder at 1Kin Labs, on board as a mentor. With a wealth of startup experience and a passion for the DeFi space, he is the perfect addition to our star-studded roster of mentors.

Why did we choose Jason?

Most ICOs are so overwhelmed in creating a product and securing funds that they neglect one of the most fundamental building blocks of any business: business development (aka partnerships). We started HyperNest, with the primary goal to serve our DeFi startup founders to the best of our ability. We needed someone on our board who knows what it takes to run a successful business. With Jason, we have someone whose business knowledge is truly impeccable to provide insights to our startups.

Jason’s specialties include entrepreneurship, growth marketing, community building, and business development.

More about Jason.

Jason is a seasoned entrepreneur and serial founder. He is currently the co-founder of 1Kin Labs, an NFT onramper and gaming platform. He was previously an entrepreneur-in-residence for Foxconn’s venture arm where he architected Bitcoin solutions for two different regions. He started his career at Sinovation Ventures, an early-stage technology and AI venture firm in Beijing run by the President of Google China, and was the co-founder of a suite of B2C iOS and Android apps. He has a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, Class of 2021, and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University, Class of 2016.

Some of his vanity metrics include:

– Grew his startups from zero to hero
– Sold out multiple NFT collections (7 figure revenue)
– Worked for ex-president of Google China
– Worked for Foxconn’s VC arm
– Co-founder of Next Gen Leaders Circle of China Institute / Serica
– Harvard Business School, MBA
– Columbia University, BA

Listen to Jason.

“HyperNest’s idea of building the top 1% resources for DeFi startups to disrupt the blockchain industry fascinates me. Having been involved in the blockchain world over the years, I have seen how companies fail to deliver promises because of the lack of resources and mentors. It is about time we had an ecosystem and accelerator which closes this gap.” said Jason.

We are excited to have Jason on board and looking forward to working with him to help our DeFi startups excel. With his expertise and knowledge, he is sure to help our startups reach their full potential. Welcome to the HyperNest family, Jason!