Looking Glass Labs Appoints Two Members to Advisory Board
The Company is Privileged to Benefit from the Mutual Areas of Expertise of Arjun Krishan Kalsy who is the VP Growth at Polygon and Nuseir Yassin who has Over 47 Million Followers on Social Media
Looking Glass Labs Ltd. (“LGL” or the “Company”) (NEO: NFTX) (FRA: H1N), a leading Web3 platform specializing in non-fungible token (“NFT”) architecture, immersive metaverse environments, play-to-earn tokenization, and virtual asset royalty streams, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Company’s Advisory Board. The Company has appointed Arjun Krishan Kalsy, VP Growth at Polygon, based in Dubai, UAE. The Company has also appointed Nuseir Yassin, CEO of Nas Academy in Los Angeles, California, who has over 47 million followers on social media, among other achievements.
Arjun Krishan Kalsy is currently focused on helping blockchain developers build for scalability and great user experiences via his central role at Polygon. Arjun comes with experience in software engineering, business development, and strategy.1 In addition to over 15 years of experience in a variety of sectors and from working with experienced leaders and notable companies, Arjun earned a Bachelor of Engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology and an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from the Indian School of Business. LGL’s flagship studio, House of Kibaa (“HoK”), previously announced a collaborative arrangement with Polygon Studios, the NFT, gaming and metaverse arm of Polygon (MATIC).
The Polygon blockchain is one of the most adopted blockchain platforms in the world. Polygon has become highly respected in the blockchain ecosystem for its scaling and infrastructure solutions that have been adopted by more than 7,000 applications, with over 1.5B transactions processed, over 100 million unique user addresses and over USD 10 billion in assets secured, proving to be a valuable business to work with in the NFT industry. Polygon boasts investors that include Softbank, Sequoia India, Tiger Global, Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary and many other high-profile investors.
Nuseir Yassin is a vlogger who is most notable for creating “Nas Daily”, which was a project that included 1,000 one-minute videos uploaded daily to Facebook. In 2019, Mr. Yassin created a YouTube channel where he also began to upload his videos. In 2020, he created Nas Academy as a school for video creators and Nas Studios as a video production studio where he also created and released a series of podcasts.2 Nuseir continues to expand his social media presence, which has reached nearly 50 million followers in aggregate. He attended Harvard University and is passionate about creating videos and helping others do so as well.
Arjun Krishan Kalsy, Advisor to LGL, commented, “I’m honoured to join LGL’s Advisor Board at this exciting time for the Company. Its leadership team has moved with a clear focus and their work to date has raised the bar for the NFT community. I’m also looking forward to becoming an owner of a Pocket Dimension in HoK’s Project Origin metaverse shortly. The hyper realistic virtual world, with its amazing array of environments and unparalleled utility, is going to up the ante for the benefit of the community, once again, and I’m happy to strengthen the relationship between Polygon and LGL as part of that.”
Nuseir Yassin, Advisor to LGL, added, “I concur with Mr. Kalsy that joining LGL as an Advisor is a great opportunity with mutual benefits. LGL and HoK have taught me a lot about the future of Web3 and I just hope that I can at least return the favour in this new role. My following of almost 50 million people is going to love learning more about my Pocket Dimension as soon as it gets air-dropped to me after the land sale. Project Origin’s P2E gaming features, the NFT-to-avatar portal and other game-changing aspects of this metaverse are what people want, and I’m interested in helping to relay more of my audience’s feedback to help LGL develop new products and services in the future.”
Dorian Banks, Chief Executive Officer of LGL said, “We are excited and grateful to be able to add two such esteemed members to our advisory board. Arjun is not only knowledgeable and experienced, but his work at Polygon is also extremely impressive. Additionally, I expect that Nuseir’s large social media following, plus his knowledge in software development, will add tremendous value to the advisory board and the Company. LGL is always looking to broaden its horizons by working with and learning from the best people, which ultimately will help the Company provide better products services to our clients and customers.”
Issuance of Options
The Company has granted 50,000 incentive purchase options to each of Mr. Kalsy and Mr. Yassin, for an aggregate of 100,000 incentive share purchase options. Each share purchase option is exercisable for a period of two years at an exercise price of CAD 0.75 per common share of the Company. The options vest after four months from the grant date.
ABOUT LOOKING GLASS LABS
Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Looking Glass Labs (“LGL”) is a Web3 platform specializing in non-fungible token (“NFT”) architecture, immersive metaverse environments, play-to-earn tokenization and virtual asset royalty streams. Its leading brand, House of Kibaa (“HoK”), designs and curates a next generation metaverse for 3D assets, which allows functional art and collectibles to exist simultaneously across different NFT blockchain environments. HoK has successfully released digital assets to include GenZeroes, which sold out in just 37 minutes for total proceeds to LGL of CAD 6.2 million, in addition to a perpetual 5% royalty stream on secondary market sales. HoK plans to launch a hyper-realistic metaverse built on the latest version of Unreal Engine in 2022.
On behalf of LOOKING GLASS LABS LTD.
Dorian Banks, Chief Executive Officer
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Although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including: the continued growth and adoption of NFT and metaverse offerings by consumers; the cost of developing and designing NFTs and metaverses is economically viable; the Company being able to attract and retain a sufficient workforce with desired skillsets to develop the Company’s NFT and metaverse offerings; the availability of offerings provided by third-parties in the NFT, metaverse development and online gaming market to identify potential transactions; the increasing adoption of NFTs as a solution for various online gaming, entertainment and collectible uses; the Company having the ability to mitigate the risks associated with the blockchain and NFT industry; and the ability to compete with other businesses in the NFT, metaverse development, content creation and collectibles market.
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Risks and uncertainties about the Company’s business are more fully discussed in the Company’s disclosure materials, including its reports filed with the Canadian securities regulators and which can be obtained from www.sedar.com.
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1. “Arjun Krishan Kalsy”, Linkedin, 2022, https://www.linkedin.com/in/arjunkrishankalsy/?originalSubdomain=in
2. “Nas Daily”, Wikipedia, last edited March 10, 2022, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nas_Daily
SOURCE: LOOKING GLASS LABS LTD.