Founder Gary Vaynerchuk announced on Twitter that VeeFriends is officially accepting applicants for its Pre-Launch Program. Through PLP, new projects will have access to existing VeeFriends NFT holders & GaryVee’s over 11 Million social media followers.
First, what is VeeFriends and what merit does it have to promote other projects?
According to OpenSea, this trending NFT Collection has a floor price of 8 ETH or $25,000 and a total trading volume of over $37 Million. It also has a strong and passionate community of over 4,600 NFT holders and 160,000 Community Members on Discord.
VeeFriends is an NFT Collection of 268 characters. All the characters have alliterative names like “Adventurous Astronaut,” “Courageous Cockatoo,” or “Empathetic Elephant.” This naming convention reflects the most positive attributes that GaryVee values in himself and others. He personally created and sketched all 268 characters.
Meanwhile, there are a total of 10,255 tokens distributed in three categories. First are the 9,400 Admission tokens, then 300 Access tokens and lastly, 555 Gift Goat tokens. Each token serves as a ticket to VeeCon, a yearly multi-day superconference over a three-year period. The first VeeCon will be held in North America before May 5, 2022. This conference will be an iconic event focusing on entrepreneurship, marketing, ideas, creativity, community building and more.
What is VeeFriends Pre-Launch Program?
The idea behind PLP is to give upcoming projects a starting point in terms of building their own community. Basically, PLP participants will donate 555 of their own project tokens to VeeFriends. Then, it will be randomly distributed to existing NFT holders which the project describes as “passionate, creative and entrepreneurial.” In essence, it is an exposure-in-exchange-for-NFTs deal.
According to GaryVee, the Pre-Launch Program intends to do two things. The first is to “disproportionately make it epic” for VeeFriends NFT holders. The second is to help a ton of emerging NFT projects get exposure and find their way into the hands of a great community.
GaryVee plans to parlay the exposure of his project and long-term vision to put VeeFriends in a strategic position. That is, in the middle of its NFT holders and high-potential projects. He also hopes that down the line, the projects and partners he will select will go in to become the next big thing in the NFT Space. For example, “Bored Ape Yacht Club, or Women of the World, or Gutter Cats or Cool Cats or any other project with a meaningful and growing community.“
Reception so Far
The announcement earned the praise of the community. Naturally, NFT holders are ecstatic over the good news and additional utility of their tokens. Twitter user @cd2181 tweeted, “Thanks @garyvee for thinking about your early @veefriends supporters. A win-win for everyone involved.”
In addition, user @that_nft_guy said shared that “This is huge, both as an NFT builder & as a Veefriends holder. As a Veefriend holder, I’m pumped. There are only 4,500 ish holders, meaning I’ll have a 1 in 9 chance of getting a free token, and knowing @garyvee, he’ll pick the best projects. As an NFT project builder, I really want to do this because I know how COMMITTED the @veefriends is. This is huge news. Typical @garyvee – always innovating!”
Very few people in the NFT industry are as well recognized and respected as GaryVee. So the main factor driving this program is that NFT holders are confident that he will choose the correct projects. Thus, his track record as a serial entrepreneur and an authority in future trends is inspiring the full confidence and support of the community.