The start of 2023 brings a new and exciting start for Deadfellaz, with a restructure and move from Australia to the US (specifically Los Angeles) where we will be operating under ‘DFZ Labs’. This strategic move positions Deadfellaz to take advantage of the unique benefits of LA’s burgeoning Web3 networks, expansive entertainment landscape and proximity to partners.
So, what exactly is DFZ Labs?
DFZ Labs will act as an umbrella to house the developments from Deadfellaz across Animation, Content Creation, Gaming, Music & Fashion.
‘DFZ’ will be our official term when referencing our entire ecosystem of PFP/Art Collections, IP partnerships & products.
We are excited and humbled to have three incredible advisors joining DFZ Labs, their support and guidance will prove integral to our evolving business model and scaling strategies.
Kai Henry is a successful innovator and entrepreneur across the entertainment industry who’s cemented himself as a leader and focuses on the synergy of commerce and culture. Kai most recently served as the Chief Strategy Officer at FaZe Clan, overseeing all of the company’s creative and Web3 strategy at FaZe, working closely with the founders and key shareholders. He played an integral role in expanding and steering the creative hub within FaZe Clan, maintaining the incredibly important connective tissue between the business and the brand. His deep understanding of operating a digital-native lifestyle and media platform operating across multiple verticals, as well as culture and prioritising the empowerment of creatives aligns perfectly with Deadfellaz’ intentions.
Yonatan Hagos is a corporate attorney with a focus on building compliant structures in disruptive industries for culturally relevant brands and thought leaders. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin Law School, consistently ranked as one of the top legal programs in the nation, and began his career at Morrison & Foerster LLP. Currently, he runs his own practice where he represents influencers and thought leaders like FaZe Banks, Kai Henry, ThankYouX, Trippy Labs and more.
Naveen Jain is a serial entrepreneur who bootstrapped his first company to eight figures and his second to seven figures in revenue. His first company, Sparkart, was responsible for groundbreaking digital marketing and e-commerce programs for iconic artists including Radiohead, Carrie Underwood, Slipknot, Linkin Park, KoRn, Ghost, The Killers, Lil Wayne and many more. His next company was equally as successful in the world of logistics. His current company, Tari Labs is the creator of Yat, the iconic self-sovereign identity system powered by emojis. Applications developed by Naveen’s companies have generated over $150MM in revenue, and continue to be used by millions of users around the world. Naveen is also a Y Combinator alumnus, and an angel investor in over 50 companies including Flexport, Squire, Landed, Voltron Data, Verge Genomics, LayerZero Labs, and Hologram.