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Artistry and the Entrepreneurial Spirit With Randi Zuckerberg and Debbie Soon

Join the 'Inclusiverse' at HUG, an all-inclusive destination for artists and collectors in Web3.

March 22, 2023

On this week’s show, Kamz is joined by HUG’s CEO and Founder Randi Zuckerberg and Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer, Debbie Soon

Debbie Soon

Debbie is a Chinese-Singaporean immigrant who is passionate about increasing representation in Web3. Having spent her entire career both investing in and building multimillion-dollar consumer businesses, she's particularly excited about the intersection of Web3 and consumer. Now, she's the co-founder of HUG, where she's helping build a space for people to collaborate, connect, and interact with each other.

Prior to Web3, Debbie graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Economics and from Columbia University with a Masters in Financial Engineering. She then went on to build three businesses from scratch for one of the most successful unicorns in Southeast Asia.

Outside of helping break down barriers for equitable representation, she enjoys lifting weights, car karaoke, and pampering her 10-year-old dog, Guinness.

Randi Zuckerberg

Randi has always loved technology and the arts. As a Harvard graduate and early employee at Facebook, she helped shape Web 2.0 technology for billions of people worldwide.

Now in Web3, she's bringing her two loves together. Randi is one of the most prominent voices for women in the NFT space and is passionate about uplifting creators — that's why she founded HUG! She now gets to work with 50+ of the top emerging Web3 creators through the HUG Studios programs.

When she's not trading jpegs, she can be found at the theater or doing her best to unplug at home with her husband and three children who are now almost as obsessed with crypto as she is.

On this incredible panel, we discuss:

🤗 HUG and how it came to be

🌎 how to build a representative and truly inclusive web3 community and platform

🤝 the importance of building together through strategic partnerships

🫶🏽 How web3 projects can support and uplift underrepresented people and communities

🧘🏽‍♀️We end with a two-minute mindfulness exercise! :)

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This episode was produced and edited by Michele Musso with executive producer Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is ‘Twennysomething’ by Daniele Musto. Other music used is ‘Mind and Soul’ by Stefano Vita and ‘Electrolove’ by Lunareh.

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