Foundation has brought on pioneering digital artist and NFT consultant Kyt Janae to fill a newly created role as Director of Collector Relations.
The position was created following a series of high-profile auctions on the platform, including Edward Snowden’s first NFT which became the fourth highest-selling NFT of all time, Nyan Cat, and The New York Times. Foundation currently has over 7,300 unique collectors on the site—with a total bid volume of over 80,000 ETH (~$220,000,000 USD).
“Visionary collectors are a critical counterpart to visionary artists, and I’m excited for Kyt to bring her creativity, energy, and artistic spirit to the challenge of growing a vibrant and visionary collector community on Foundation.”Kayvon Tehranian, CEO, Foundation
Kyt is a leading voice in the crypto art space as both an artist and advisor. For the last year, she has been working behind the scenes as an NFT strategist offering white-glove, 24/7 personal coaching, and marketing strategies for major artists like Jen Stark, David Lewandowski, David O’Reilly, and Flying Lotus. Notably, Kyt was a driving force behind Jen Stark’s genesis NFT Multiverse, which sold for 150 ETH (~$250,000 USD at the time) to prominent NFT collector, 3fmusic, and landed Jen among the top 10 highest-earning creators on Foundation.
“I want to create a lasting community of collectors, and I believe that emerging, crypto-native patrons are excited to support artists and take part in this new creative economy. I’m honestly obsessed with the NFT community, and I have a deep understanding of the movement and cultural ephemera of the crypto space. My goal is to build connections between artists and collectors in the digital world.”Kyt Janae, Director of Collector Relations, Foundation
As Director of Collector Relations, Kyt will pioneer a new role in the NFT space to cultivate relationships with a global network of collectors, utilize market knowledge to identify and report on trends and serve as an advisor to new and existing collectors in Foundation’s community.
About Kytten Janae
Kyt Janae is a prominent visual artist and strategist in the crypto space. A graduate of UCLA’s selective Media Arts program, and student of Casey Reas, Kyt has established herself in the art world as a leading experimental animator prior to entering crypto. A trailblazer at the forefront of cultural-crypto, her deep experience as a consultant in the space combined with her respected status as an artist, makes her uniquely qualified to lead Foundation’s collector community.