• Rebecca Barkin, former executive at Magic Leap, has been promoted to CEO of metaverse-focused layer 1 blockchain protocol Lamina1.
• Barkin will be in charge of all business operations, partnerships, fundraising, developer relations, and the execution of the product roadmap.
• Lamina1 was first teased in June as a foundation for an open metaverse and launched the Lamina1 Ecosystem Fund late last year.
Rebecca Barkin, former executive at Magic Leap, has been appointed to serve as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of metaverse-focused layer 1 blockchain protocol Lamina1. With this promotion, Barkin will be in charge of all business operations at Lamina1, including partnerships, fundraising efforts, developer relations, and the execution of the product roadmap.
Barkin joined Lamina1 in August as the company’s President and is now taking on the role of CEO. She brings to the table a wealth of experience from her time at Magic Leap, where she served as Chief Revenue Officer and was responsible for overseeing all revenue-generating activities.
Lamina1, the brainchild of science-fiction author Neal Stephenson and global blockchain expert Peter Vessenes, was first teased in June as the foundation for an open metaverse. The promise of the Lamina1 protocol is to provide users with the tools to create, publish, and monetize their own 3D content, applications, and virtual worlds.
The team launched the Lamina1 Ecosystem Fund (L1EF) late last year, a $50 million fund aimed at supporting the development of the Lamina1 protocol and ecosystem. The fund is backed by prominent investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, Decentraland, and Elad Gil, among others.
The Lamina1 team is excited to have Barkin at the helm and looks forward to her leadership in driving the project forward. With her expertise and drive, Lamina1 is poised to become the leading infrastructure for virtual worlds.