Devin Finzer is the CEO of OpenSea, a popular platform for the creation and trade of nonfungible tokens. Finzer co-founded the Ethereum-based platform in 2017 with Alex Atallah.
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Finzer earned a Computer Science and Mathematics bachelor's degree from Brown University in 2013. During his time at Brown University, Finzer created CourseKick with future Figma founder Dylan Field, a socially-oriented search engine for university course registration that quickly gained popularity. While at Brown, he interned at Wikimedia Foundation, Google Cloud Platform, and Flipboard
After graduating, Finzer started working at Pinterest as a software engineer. Finzer co-founded two tech start-ups, including Claimdog, a personal finance app that was eventually acquired by Credit Karma for an undisclosed amount. While at Credit Karma, Finzer became interested in blockchain technology, which led to the creation of WifiCoin with Alex Atallah. After being accepted into Y Combinator, the two switched to the non-fungible token market after being inspired by the release of CryptoKitties. OpenSea was founded in December 2017.
After a 2018 pre-seed round by Y Combinator, OpenSea raised $2.1 million in venture capital in November 2019. In March 2021, the company raised $23 million in venture capital, and four months later, the company announced another investment round of $100 million, making it a unicorn. OpenSea raised $300 million in new series C funding in January 2022, propelling the company's valuation to $13.3 billion.
Born in 1990, Devin Finzer's mother is a physician while his father works as a software engineer. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Miramonte High School in Orinda, California.
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