Rockwell Shah is a founder across the areas healthcare, Web3, gaming and education.
What is your background?
Post graduating Cornell University in Economics, I led and scaled successful companies in the healthcare space, including 4PatientCare and Pzizz.
After entering web3, I created one of the largest blockchain gaming guilds in the world, launched a DeFi protocol that raised $2MM in three days, and co-founded Invisible College, a web3 school with thousands of students.
I'm currently focused on experimenting with early-stage products in AR, VR, AI, web3, and digital health.
How did you become interested in web3?
There’s a quote by Charlie Munger that I love, “show me the incentive and I’ll show you the outcome.”
The ah-hah moment for me was when I realized that crypto was actually programmable incentives. That it was a technological infrastructure that allowed you to program the outcomes you wanted to achieve through decentralized, permissionless, transparent code.
How did you get started?
I first got started buying Bitcoin and Ethereum, but eventually became a full blown DeFi degen playing around with all sorts of protocols. Eventually I launched a blockchain gaming guild that grew like crazy, and then co-founded a web3 school called Invisible College, (an educational platform built on Solana) where people can go deep in learning web3.
What is your role and what do you do?
At my core I’m an entrepreneur; I like building products and experiences. Right now we’re working on a number of projects across a variety of domains, including web3, and I continue to actively teach at Invisible College.
How did you approach your web3 job transition?
There was no approach, I just dove in head first :)
Any tips for people looking to make a similar transition?
Web3 is incredibly volatile and not for the faint of heart. You have to be willing to deal with a lot of obstacles, including the fact that most of the world just hates you right now. 99% of crypto is going to 0. But the 1% that doesn’t will change the world.
Where can we find out more about you and what you are building?
The best place to find me is on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RockwellShah