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Patrick Rivera
Patrick Rivera
May 12th, 2021

Welcome 👋

My name is Patrick Rivera and I'm a software engineer, writer, and investor. I currently work at Mirror, a crypto protocol helping creators and communities build businesses. It's like if Kickstarter, Patreon, and Substack had a crypto baby. That's Mirror.

Over the past few months, we've shipped:

We've worked with artists, filmmakers, writers, open source projects, musicians, e-sports teams, grant giving DAOs, party DAOs, and more.

Previously, I was a growth engineer at Instacart and a lead growth engineer at a DeFi startup called Dharma.

In my free time, I write about the intersection of crypto, creators, and communities.

Here are some of my most popular posts:

I'm also a member, contributor, and early investor in a few DAOs like Fingerprints DAO, Bright Moments, Friends With Benefits, Seed Club, Shark DAO, Cabin DAO, and Society DAO, among others.

These DAOs focus on things like helping creators and communities launch social tokens, collect rare NFTs of on-chain generative art, build custom smart contracts and tools for artists, and more.

I think DAOs like these are going to become some of the most influential online communities over the next decade as they amass billion dollar treasuries / market caps and serve as incubators for the best engineers, artists, and builders in the space. I wrote about this here.

If you want to get in touch, say hi on Twitter, IG or email me at

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Thanks for reading :~)

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