How Frank DeGods Built a $250M Multi-Chain Empire
Frank DeGods (Rohun Vora) founded the highly acclaimed DeGods and y00ts NFT projects. He is also the co-founder of DeLabs. After working on movie sets in his early teens, he was inspired to study film at UCLA but dropped out to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. He was accepted to the startup fund and program Y Combinator, where he raised $1.3 million. Soon after, he joined a coding boot camp and landed a job at Main Street, a software development company where he raised a $500-million valuation.
Frank went deep into the Solana ecosystem and established significant clout with the community after starting DeLabs in 2021. But his goals went far beyond Solana, with DeGods and y00ts poised to become multichain endeavors. DeGods left Solana in 2023 for Ethereum and even bridged over to Bitcoin as Ordinals Inscriptions, while y00ts found a home on Polygon.
In this episode of the nft now podcast, we cover the origins of y00ts and DeGods, what role storytelling plays within his ecosystem, how Frank cares for his mental health, and much more.