Welcome to the Jungle with Cyberkongz

Justin Roberti
9 min readOct 22, 2021

Interview with the friendliest primates in NFTs.

Hot on the heels of our interview with Sneaky Vampire Syndicate, we wondered how to make this week’s column tie in with the spooky Halloween season. However, sales data for NFTs have solved that problem for us, having successfully spooked some NFT holders, making them sell faster than you can say #NGMI (Not Gonna’ Make It).

But the news hasn’t been all bad this week for the wildly creative NFT space which keeps attracting new faces — which is a good thing for representation and the mainstreaming of crypto and NFTs.

Meta4 Capital, a cryptocurrency-focused investment management company that promises to increase minority representation in blockchain, today announced the launch of Meta4 NFT Fund that will buy rare NFTs. The Fund’s Managing Partners are Brandon Buchanan and Nabyl Charania.

“NFTs are more than just pixels. It’s the intersection of culture, technology, and finance. It represents a new way of thinking about the ways in which value is accrued, harnessed, and distributed,” Brandon Buchanan, Managing Partner of Meta4 Capital said.

Brandon Buchanan, Meta4 Capital
Brandon Buchanan, Meta4 Capital

The new private investment fund has secured a lead investment from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), a venture capital firm that backs entrepreneurs building the future through technology.

In the middle of what must be a busy week for any NFT project, “Wallace” who heads marketing for top 20 NFT project Cyberkongz, and by extension, the venerable Kong Council, took the time to speak with us concerning their formula for success and how they built the strong community that supports them.

Wallace, Cyberkongz

What was the start of Cyberkongz?

“We launched back in March… They were created by the artist and mad scientist NFT creator, Myoo. And he put together 989 Genesis Cyberkongz and 10 Legendary Cyberkongz before the whole profile picture boom. That was partially…

Justin Roberti

Justin has written & made media for 20+ yrs— gaming, media, tech, fintech, & web culture. Producer https://www.growthmanifesto.com/podcast . Twitter: @sensible