Index Coop continues to define the bleeding edge of how DAOs are organized and effective.
As our organizational complexity increases, we may soon outgrow the fundamental tooling we started with. Our current technology stack largely consists of 4 major pillars: Discord [synchronous communication], Discourse forums [asynchronous communication], Snapshot [governance], Gnosis [governance].
Furthermore, as we engage in activities like diversifying our treasury, creating vesting contracts for full-time hires, and porting over liquidity to new venues, we need to build technology up and down the stack to be able to do so. So far, all of this has been built on an ad-hoc basis. Moving forward, we want to think about this problem proactively and prioritize it on a roadmap visible to the community.
As opposed to financial products, the customer here is internal: community members. Over the next few weeks, we hope to create structures to interview DAO members, collect feedback, do market research, and identify things our community needs.
For anyone interested in this question and working with the Product Team on it, please DM me on Discord!
Super rough notes on this topic are here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vZPlVOrjOLxn19S35t9z_icuE0QjDpYLtwP52wefiKA/edit#
Some next steps include answering some basic questions: what does the market for DAO tooling look like today? Who are the major players we can leverage and what do they offer?