Thirdweb Appoints Former Meta Executive as VP of Gaming for Web3 Push
Thirdweb, a web3 infrastructure startup, has appointed Atif Khan as VP of Gaming, signaling its commitment to advancing web3 gaming and providing comprehensive tools for developers in the blockchain gaming space.
Atif Khan Joins Thirdweb as Global Head of Gaming
Web3 infrastructure startup Thirdweb has made a significant hire to drive its gaming strategy forward. The company announced the appointment of Atif Khan as its Global Head of Gaming. With an impressive background in the gaming industry, Khan joins Thirdweb after spending eight years at Facebook, where he held the role of Head of Mid-Market and In-App Ads for Global Gaming.
Thirdweb, known for its software development toolkit for building decentralized apps, including blockchain games, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), is looking to strengthen its position in the blockchain gaming space. Khan's expertise and experience will be instrumental in spearheading Thirdweb's campaign for the mass adoption of web3 games.
Khan's involvement in the gaming industry goes beyond his new role at Thirdweb. He also serves as an advisor to InfiniGods, a web3 gaming studio that focuses on developing free-to-play games inspired by ancient mythologies. With his extensive industry knowledge and connections, Khan brings valuable insights and perspectives to Thirdweb's gaming initiatives.
Thirdweb has been actively expanding its offerings and partnerships in the web3 gaming sector. The company recently unveiled Web3 Warriors on Base, an NFT game it developed from scratch, as part of its blockchain gaming strategy. The addition of Khan to the team further underscores Thirdweb's commitment to providing comprehensive tools and solutions for developers in the blockchain gaming space.
Strengthening Web3 Gaming Initiatives with Comprehensive Tools
In addition to its focus on gaming, Thirdweb has been forging strategic partnerships to enhance its web3 offerings. Earlier this year, the company collaborated with e-commerce platform Shopify to launch web3 features that enable online retailers to leverage token-gated commerce, NFT loyalty programs, and digital collectible sales. The partnership aimed to provide seamless integration of blockchain technology for e-commerce businesses.
Thirdweb's vision is to offer a full-stack developer kit that encompasses all the necessary tools for building new blockchain games. From RPC nodes and asset minting to wallet creation, payments processing, marketplace creation, and API and game engine tools, the company aims to be a one-stop-shop solution for developers, streamlining the development process and reducing the need to navigate multiple platforms.
With its strong roster of web3 gaming partners, including Animoca Brands, Fractal, Rarible, and Gala Games, Thirdweb has positioned itself as a key player in the blockchain gaming ecosystem. The company's recent successful Series A funding round, valued at $24 million and backed by prominent investors such as Haun Ventures, Polygon Labs, Coinbase Ventures, and Shopify, further solidifies its position in the market.