Launched in January this year, BOW was founded by the sons of Singaporean business tycoons Kiat Lim and Elroy Cheo, to capitalize on the rise of Web3.
It announced today (July 7) that it welcomes musician and entrepreneur JJ Lin as its new co-founder.
This latest announcement follows ARC’s strategic partnerships with global hospitality giant Millennium Hotels and Resorts and lifestyle destination group, Zouk Group, which supports ARC’s co-creation ambitions.
ARC is Asia’s first app-based symbolic community, connecting Web2 leaders, influencers and creatives with Web3 builders and thought leaders in a community that plays, grows and collaborates together.
Supported by an NFT membership, ARC offers members the opportunity to network across social and professional communities, co-create their membership utility with ARC’s global partners, and collaborate with members to launch new businesses.
What exactly is JJ’s role in the growth of ARC?
JJ started in the music industry two decades ago.
He is known for putting Singapore on the Mandopop map and has built a thriving career that spans several award-winning albums and collaborations with other music industry giants like Jason Mraz, Steve Aoki, Hans Zimmer and Ayumi Hamasaki. .
Beyond the music scene, JJ has also dabbled in the business world, with multiple ventures ranging from fashion and coffee to esports and art.
Now he turns his attention to projects that bridge both the Web2 and Web3 universes. He is one of the first Asian celebrities to be involved in a Web3 project like ARC on a personal level, with the aim of nurturing and developing next generation talent in the community.
I am delighted to be part of the ARC movement. It is the only community today that brings together extremely diverse groups with a very strong goal of growth and co-creation. That’s what really inspired me to take a very active role in this project as a co-founder.
The music industry and the business world taught me a lot about building new businesses, but also gave me a tremendous opportunity for personal growth. I hope to bring these to help nurture budding talent, fuel new ideas, and put Asian businesses in different fields on the global map.
– JJ Lin, co-founder of ARC
Going forward, JJ will work with the other co-founders to shape the community experience for ARC members. He looks forward to working alongside the community to learn from it, exchange ideas and expand his interests into other areas.
Kiat adds that beyond his experience and connections, JJ brings with him a “growth mindset” to the community.
[These are] all the right elements for ARC and its projects to thrive in the Web2 and Web3 space. The collaborations and co-creations we want to spark are built to last, backed by a powerful community and a strong team of partners. It’s the underlying DNA [of] BOW.
– Kiat Lim, co-founder of ARC
Building the dominant NFT brand in Asia
According to ARC, while Asia is one of the fastest growing in the world in terms of cryptocurrency adoption, Asia has yet to launch a top NFT project.
As such, ARC has the grand ambition to co-create the dominant NFT brand in Asia.
“We know it’s a tall order but as ARC, a collective, we think we have a good chance of achieving this goal together,” Kiat said confidently.
The fact that ARC has its roots in Singapore is an added bonus. The city-state has earned its place as the cultural hub of the region and is fast becoming one of the crypto capitals of the world due to its strong regulatory framework.
These two elements – combined with Kiat, Elroy and JJ’s vast networks in business, investment, entertainment and the arts – give ARC an unparalleled track for its ambitious projects.
ARC brings together the best of the Web2 and Web3 worlds. We want all the great things that work in the Web2 world – connections, networking, and real-world events – but powered by the Web3 way of collaborating that breaks down traditional barriers and creates more inclusivity.
– Elroy Cheo, co-founder of ARC
Real-world co-created networking experiences, tailored access, audio rooms with top entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, and access to Web3 expertise are just the start of ARC’s comprehensive offering. .
Additionally, global market access, Web3 capability, creative talent pool in Asia, global investment power and partnerships with international brands are all aligned in the ARC ecosystem to enable members to co-create meaningful and impactful projects.
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