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Why This Stanford Alum is Building "Microsoft for Web3"

Why This Stanford Alum is Building “Microsoft for Web3”

Welcome to Inc.’s Founders Project podcast with Alexa Von Tobel, where we bring you tales of guts, inspiration, and drive that define the entrepreneurs building the future. Each week, we dig into a founder’s professional playbook and uncover what makes them tick. On this week’s episode:

How to Have a Founder’s Mindset with Nikil Viswanathan of Alchemy

What does it take to grow a company from a zero to over $10 billion valuation in just five years? In the case of Nikil Viswanathan’s Alchemy, the answer comes down to speed and hustle. Viswanathan and his co-founder are both Stanford-educated serial entrepreneurs who set out to build a company that would change the world. They see Web3 as a major paradigm shift and business opportunity–and the duo has scaled Alchemy into the world’s leading blockchain developer platform (think: Microsoft for Web3). Viswanathan shares why 22 of the company’s first 27 hires were former founders, why he believes NFTs will be the first Web3 iteration to be mass-market friendly, and why he and his co-founder celebrate big wins with a trip to the gym.

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