Stonks Fundraising & Payments Code Coming Soon

We’re keeping this one short because the last update was long and this was a short week for the 4th of July holiday 🧨 TLDR: after presenting on the Stonks platform, we received an investment from the The Best of Stonks Fund 🎉 We’re also testing our payments code in localhost.

A view of AlphaBack's deal room on the Stonks fundraising platform.


  • Investor Interest. We continue to receive inbound interest via the Stonks deal room. We’ll focus on finding a lead investor that brings web3 and/or ad:tech know-how.
  • Fundraising. We closed our first investor, The Best of Stonks Fund. Papers are executed and they wired the money 💪
  • Local Testing. We began testing our next deployment in localhost, which enables us to receive and distribute payments to users 🤑


  • Time Constrained. With so many investor meetings, there’s less time for product & marketing efforts. Growth this week was inbound and organic only. We’re excited to close our round so we can push full steam ahead.
  • Support Requests. Our Discord sever is no longer a founders’ chatroom 😛 Users are joining and they want to know when they’re getting paid. While explaining that payments are coming soon is an additional task, it’s also a signal that somebody gives a 💩. This is good because apathy is the real startup killer. Now’s the time to be patient and invite more users. #WAGMI

How You Can Help

  • We’re putting together our fundraising round. Reply if you have intros to investors who are interested in (1) a veteran team of 10Xers who’ve been working together for ten years, (2) DAO / community ownership, or (3) ad targeting in a web3, post-cookie world.
  • Are you familiar with any other high quality NFT conferences? We’re considering whether to sponsor another small booth so we can have more direct conversations with potential users.

We have a long road ahead of us as we journey to 1M users. Thanks again for your ongoing support.

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By Rod Fuentes

Authentic, exited startup founder. Exploring Web3, DeFi, NFTs. Co-founder @AlphaBack_xyz. Loves: coding, cooking, climbing, and CoLab machine learning 😜