Headquarters: Los Angeles
CEO: Lenny Moon
Founding date: 2021
Investment: $33.2 million
Flycoin represents the evolution of loyalty programs; the company has applied the principles of cryptocurrency and blockchain to create a new kind of loyalty program that is free from the limitations of today’s programs. Flycoin’s revolutionary technology infrastructure provides companies in the consumer loyalty space, including travel and hospitality, financial services and more, with a powerful turnkey solution to incentivize users in a more customer-centric way.
Founders: CEO Lenny Moon, President Tom Hsieh, Board Chair Josh Jones
Strategic goals for 2023
One of our strategic priorities in 2023 is to continue to build and expand the Flycoin ecosystem through additional corporate partnerships, so FLY can be more easily earned, redeemed and distributed to a global base of end-users.
Lessons learned since founding
The economic environment, travel sector and Web 3 industries have experienced quite a bit of disruption over the past two and a half years. Some of this disruption has helped bring to the surface important issues that need special attention and focus, but some of this disruption has also created a lot of unnecessary noise. Furthermore, navigating a growth plan within the travel tech and crypto space where the regulatory environment is still firming up, has entailed an even greater level of nimbleness and flexibility as a startup. Amid this frenzied environment, we are learning (and still learning) what to filter out as unnecessary, what is still informative but not critical and which aspects of our vision need to be held onto and maintained.
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