Core Contributor - Business Development

Grant Title

Core Contributor - Business Development


Max (zEniTH)

About You

I spent more than 3 years in Business Development & Sales in the Automotive industry before Crypto. I have been actively involved in web3 space for the last 18 months in both DeFi & NFT projects in full exploration mode.

Genesis Team & Outbound BD - Polygon Ecosystem DAO - MENA

  • Coordinating and organising events to educate the masses about Polygon DAO.

  • Mentoring and Endorsing fellow advocates, promoting impactful contributors with greater responsibility and incentives.

  • Arranged meetings and concert AMAs for region-specific communities (onramp/ offramp with Binance)

  • Communication relay and feedback report to Polygon Core Team.

Core Team CMS & Sourcing - Redlion Gazette

  • Business development and partnerships with DAOs and Artists.

  • Investigate and funnel potential NFT & Ethereum current affairs, then piece them together into an entertaining read.

  • content segregation and assortment.

  • Assisting in operations and expansion initiatives

DAOs & Community Contributions

  • Bankless HQ - Community support

  • Index Coop - Outbound BD (DAO Treasury Diversification working group)

  • Crypto Testers - Onboarding

Additional Links

Grant Category

Business Development & Userbase growth (Integrations & Collab Drive)

Grant Goals and impact

To start with a feedback loop on the outbound collaboration drive evolving into partnerships & inter DAO coordination. Primary focus on initiating contact according to prospect pipeline formed from evaluation loop in line with DAO KPIs. (maximising Volume & User Base).

With guidance and essential support from core contributors, I’m proposing to contribute as BD support which can be scaled up to a DAO working group in future based on results.

I have broken down the role as a coordinator, facilitator, and BD support

  • BD Support to work with Middleway to set up an initial framework for the standard operating procedure in DAO collaboration & partnerships.

  • Coordinator to search and initiate contact with potential prospects. There are increasing challenges in coordinating current Cow community participants with one another and with new prospective partners.

  • Facilitator to process inbound inquiries to filter & funnel pipeline for reaching out and implementing set strategic priorities.


Measurable success metrics can be defined and refined on each iteration based on KPIs chosen by the designated contributors in DAO. Volume is key for batching to be profitable and that’s the primary focus in integrations and partnerships. In order to organically grow Cowmunity, collaboration with native communities & Social DAOs are considered in the pipeline mix. Setting up a framework for streamlining Collaboration. The key measurable metric will be integration success deriving volume and community.

Progress can be tracked and improved with weekly meetings and documented in line with the evaluation loop. With sufficient feedback data, we should be able to form strategies to overcome bottlenecks specific to integrations.

Potential objectives / directions

  • Expansion

  • Mutual benefit incentive structure

  • Potential prospects database

  • General Roadblock causes

  • DAO working group SOP framework

Grant Capacity

I anticipate spending 60% of my time (24 hours per week minimum) as I believe multiple parties could be handled in parallel and full thrust effort for 3 months as a dynamic pilot program.

Funding Request

I would request a monthly compensation over a three-month grant period, that could be extended.

Compensation split between COW and xDAI:

  • 1000 xDAI

  • 6700 COW

Gnosis Chain Address (to receive the grant)


Other Information

Cowswap Collab prospects pipeline - Google Sheets


I was encouraged and guided by Kubesqrt, MasterCoW & Middleway.

Terms and conditions


I’m in favor of this grant.
Looking forward for @zenith to drive new partnership leads and establish BD process for CoW contributors.


I am in support of this grant and look forward to your contributions @zenith

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I think there’s support for this grant. I would like to propose its approval and payment for the first month.
@zenith I would just like to include a simple deliverable: a monthly summery of your work that will be submitted in this forum thread. Would you agree to this?


Absolutely, in order to scale our BD operations, we need continuous feedback & initiative ideas to adapt strategies. I have added a format to summarise WIP report in the evaluation loop. We can improve our reporting structure on each iteration.

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The color for links in the forum is problematic…
Adding it here again if anyone missed the link

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