VP Sports, New Business Development

Dapper Labs

Anywhere Remote only

Full time

Other

Mar 18

We’re looking for a strong lead on new business development in sports for Dapper Labs. This individual needs to know how to build relationships, take a fan-centric approach, and expand the world of sports NFTs beyond the boundaries of what is possible today.


Together we will grow the studio business by building strong partnerships, supporting the future of the sports fandom. You will be the tip of the spear in bringing new sports partners into the Flow ecosystem. This includes being responsible for everything from educating the sports community about NFTs and blockchain technology, advocating for responsible adoption, bringing new partners to the Dapper Studio, and connecting great brands to great blockchain technology partners. 


This is a huge opportunity to build a sports program from the ground up. You must enjoy problem-solving, getting your hands dirty, having a major impact directly on blockchain adoption, and collaborating across many stakeholders. Every day, you will work with a world-class team to defy the limits of what audiences can expect from our products.

What you will accomplish here:
  • Build strong and lasting relationships for Dapper Labs in sport business communities
  • Bring the biggest names in sports to Dapper Labs products
  • Bring insights and information to the sport community about NFTs
  • Build new league, club, and brand partnerships
  • Grow the business through brand and technology partner collaboration


Our ideal candidate:
  • Is a seasoned member of the sports business community
  • Is a passionate sports fan
  • Is a professional with a proven track record of building strong relationships
  • Is a strong negotiator with experience working with sports properties
  • Is a world-class communicator who can inspire our partners
  • Is effective at working across diverse stakeholders, including: lawyers, artists, engineers, product leads, marketers, and economists
  • Has a natural eye towards consumer engagement
  • Understands the rigors and needs of a small team and startup environment


The skills we need:
  • Experience in building relationships with the world’s most recognizable brands
  • Creativity in new business development
  • Deep knowledge and fandom of sports and the ability to hold your own in a conversation with the biggest fans on the planet
  • Deep knowledge of the sports industry
  • Strong empathy to understand the fan experience
  • Ability to quickly analyze data and make decisions based on it

More about Dapper Labs:


Dapper Labs, the company behind CryptoKitties, NBA Top Shot, NFL ALL DAY, UFC Strike and the Flow blockchain, uses blockchain technology to bring NFTs and new forms of digital engagement to fans around the world paving the way to a more open and inclusive digital world starting with games and entertainment.


Since it was founded in 2018, Dapper Labs has given consumer enthusiasts a real stake in the game by bringing them closer to the brands they love, building engaged and exciting communities for them to contribute to, and producing new pathways for them to become creators themselves. Dapper Labs' current studio partners include the NBA, NBPA, WNBA, WNBPA, LaLiga, NFL, NFLPA, Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, Genies, and UFC. We have raised over $600M from leading and notable investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Coatue, Union Square Ventures, Venrock, Google Ventures (GV), Samsung, and the founders of Dreamworks, Reddit, Coinbase, Zynga, and AngelList, among others.


Dapper Labs is accelerating the move to Web3 by building new apps and platforms that enable great user experiences while being accessible to hundreds of millions of fans of organizations like the NBA and NFL, for example. We’re ready to empower even more to bring mainstream-ready user experiences and scale to web3 applications.


Visit our website to learn even more about Dapper Labs, including information about benefits and perks.

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