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May 12th, 2021

Welcome πŸ‘‹

My name is Patrick Rivera and I'm a software engineer, writer, and investor. I currently work at Mirror, a crypto protocol building tools for web3 creators and communities. 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 of a few DAOs like Fingerprints, Friends With Benefits, Seed Club, Bright Moments, Cabin DAO, and Society DAO.

These DAOs are online communities that launch web3 projects, collect rare NFTs, deploy custom smart contracts, host virtual events, 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, GitHub, IG or email me at

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