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Howdy friend,

This week's newsletter features an article about the rise of the Webflow team. I've heard about their more than humble beginnings before, but it was fascinating to get into the details of their journey. I was so intrigued that I sought out other interviews to get more context and backstory.

It's an inspiring story to keep in mind as you're building and creating every day. Overnight successes are never that. Keep your head down, stay engaged, and good things will come.

High fives,

Matt Downey
@buildyourbridge

$30,000 in debt to building a $4 billion company: The story of how three cofounders beat impossible odds at Webflow

Webflow serves over 200,000 customers across freelancers, agencies, startups, and enterprises, and is about to hit $100 million in annual revenue.

Students build a solar-powered greenhouse that produces 50% more energy than it uses

In Barcelona's Sierra de Collserola Natural Park, a group of architecture students recently built a prototype for a solar greenhouse that can grow its own food and produce its own energy.

The role of ethics in design

Ethical design is objectively good, helpful instead of harmful, and ultimately moral.

Axie Infinity's Ronin network suffers $625m exploit

The gaming-focused Ronin network announced Tuesday a loss of over $625 million in what is likely the largest crypto hack to date.

How NFTs can turn consumers into brand advocates

Between tech titans such as Facebook and Microsoft throwing their weight behind the concept to major investors buying up virtual land, the metaverse is now estimated to become a $1 trillion revenue market across advertising, digital events, and hardware. And brands scrambling to enter.

The 26 crypto startups that Y Combinator is backing in its W22 batch

Crypto was big at YC this year, spanning NFTs, DeFi, web3 services, and investing.

Why making good work is no longer enough

The creative industry prides itself on innovation, but it’s still stuck in the same old systemic loops. What it needs is to center care as a creative principle.

Solopreneurs are changing the face of the economy

A new kind of entrepreneur is taking the business world by storm — and solopreneurs are doing it all by themselves.

Re-calibrating

A well-lived life without calibration is unlikely.

Friday Finds #16

@buildyourbridge

Build Your Bridge is from Matt Downey — a creator helping other creators productize their services, build value through reputation, and generate self-sustaining income.

This week’s featured NFT project is Wired Beast.

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