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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 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 of a few DAOs like FingerprintsDAO, Seed Club, and Friends With Benefits, 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 or email me at

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Thanks for reading :~)

Other links:

Arweave TX
Ethereum Address
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