What is NFTU?
NFTU is a brand that will change the way we think about NFTs. In the coming months we will be building products, tools and services to help evolve the NFT ecosystem. We will be doing this in a few ways…
NFT Marketing & Production Services
NFTU partners with curators from all backgrounds to help them make the most of their NFTs.
Art has been around for over 40,000 years. Whilst crypto art and NFTs will change the way art is consumed in the future, NFTU is building the means to ensure that both tangible and non-tangible non-fungible art can really unite both creatively and contractually.
Don’t understand NFTs? You’re not alone. There are so many things to learn about NFTs and crypto in general that understanding how, where, what and why to buy NFTs is challenging.
NFTU is going to make NFTs easy to understand for everyone, because everyone deserves to take advantage of investing in digital art in any form.
We Need YOU!
NFTU has only just launched but we’re already hiring to help grow our team. If you’re someone who wants to work in the world of Web 3, Blockchain and crypto art then we may have the perfect job for you 🙂
Based in Manchester, UK, we will be launching to the public in the coming months, but in the meantime need to build some of our tools as well as help grow our community. Click the relevant vacancy to apply!
Meet the Founders
Alex has been developing and marketing websites since 2003 with a strong background in technical SEO and WordPress development. His WordPress plugins have been installed on millions of sites, two of them later being acquired by global brands.
Forming FireCask in 2013 with Anna, we have built and marketed for hundreds of brands from startups to global corporations including Expedia, The Financial Times, Vitabiotics and Funding Circle.
Additionally to this, Alex is co-founder of Millie & Henry, a pet brand launching later in 2021 where he has evolved his product development skills.
Alex spent 10 years in the traditional Financial Sector before moving over to cryptocurrency and entertainment – seeing the power and value in both. Alex has a passion for education, individual empowerment, blockchain and the arts. In addition to co-founding NFTU, most recently, Alex formed JAK Music Productions with Rock and Roll hall of famer Eddie Kramer, after successfully starting his own independent music company in 2018 with his own brand Mindmassage.
Before that, Alex held positions at startup JC Flowers company Castle Trust as Head of Investments & a position at Bullion Bitcoin as Head of sales and Marketing.
Anna was a commercial solicitor before changing career paths and working in digital marketing. Together with Alex, they opened their digital marketing and web design agency, FireCask, in 2013. Anna specialises in creative content, Digital PR and social media management and oversees all creative aspects of the company. Anna has experience in working with small brands to large international corporations.
With a keen eye for detail and an interest in the arts, Anna has worked with numerous artists in the past to help develop their brand as well as organising art shows for various charities in Manchester city centre. Anna works closely with a number of small to medium sized charities in the Manchester area providing them with free marketing and event management work, once earning her the Made in Manchester Award for charitable work.
A multifaceted professional both in the corporate world and entertainment industry.
Graduating from The University of Manchester in Computer Science, Sheraz started his career with Lehman Brothers as an equity derivatives analyst. Sheraz later joined Ernst & Young as a Management Consultant and set up his own Consultancy. He has worked on several high-profile projects in the UK including The Digital Railway, UK’s Smart Metering Programme and The Commonwealth Games. He has also worked with a multitude of global clients including AstraZenca, Financial Times, Xerox, NHS, Oxford University Press and SERCO.
Outside of the corporate world. Sheraz was also the co-founder of an independent concert promotion company and has promoted concerts across the country for international platinum selling artists. Including Wu Tang Clan Artists, Mobb Deep and KRS One.
Board of Directors
Tim’s career in animation spans over 30 years. From running his own studio, producing a wide range of comedy including the acclaimed ‘2DTV’, he headed up Baby Cow Animation with Steve Coogan and Henry Normal. Tim has worked with Tiger Aspect Productions, Beano Studios, CBBC and most currently as Creative Consultant at Aardman Animations.
From the intro titles to ‘Have I Got News For You’, to being responsible for the direction of iconic characters including ‘Mr Bean’, ‘Danger Mouse’ and ‘Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed’, Tim is one of the most respected people in the UK animation industry.
For over five decades Eddie is a legendary music producer and Rock with some of music history’s biggest names; The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Bad Company, The Beatles, just to name a few. Still, Kramer is best known for three long-term associations: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Kiss. He not only produced and engineered music for these legendary artists but he also has set standards for rock production today.
In addition to his legendary music career, he has been one of the key photographers of the rock world. His unique access and life long friendships with rock’s luminaries have given him access to a world others rarely see. Eddie’s photographs have been exhibited in some of the world’s most prestigious galleries and museums and have become prized possession of international collectors.
Nunan & Cartwright
Nunan and Cartwright are a three generational family of independent artists. They started Nunan-Cartwright Studios over 40 years ago creating projects throughout Australia, Asia and Europe. Committed to the betterment of the individual artist, they have chaired art groups, advised government art business programmes, school art resident projects inspiring young artists’ creativity.
They founded La Rondine, an Artist run Gallery which is now an Art Residency in Tuscany, created and managed the Bagni di Lucca Art Festival and Sculpture Symposium. They have created monumental art works for Singapore Expo, Swires Properties HK, M Restaurants-China, BNP Paribus-HK, Morgan Stanley HK, private sculpture collections, museums and hotels.
Their Studios are respectively in Provence, Tuscany, Australia and Germany.
Social Impact Director
Selena has a wealth of experience supporting civil society, NGOs and NFPs to deliver more effectively on their mission, maximise funding, meet the needs of beneficiaries and secure sustainable futures. Having worked internationally, primarily in Europe and the Asia Pacific, Selena specialises in social policy, public service innovation, capacity building and systems change. Selena brings a fresh approach to drive NFTU’s mission of creating lasting and purposeful social impact through Crypto technology.
Adam is an insightful, results-driven, Cyber Security professional, a proven team builder and mentor, with extensive experienced in InfoSec Assurance, Vulnerability Management, Operations, Incident Response, Network Security and Compliance.
Knowledgeable with management and operation of enterprise security tools, technologies and standards such as NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), ISO/IEC 27001, NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre 14 Cloud Principles).
Creative Producer - Los Angeles
Zachary Murdock runs Channel The Sun & Pink Hearse Collective: An open-source conspiracy for change. An ecosystem of visionary artists, animators, writers, actors, producers and healers coming together for a higher purpose.
With a catalogue of 50+ projects from books to albums to movies to NFT collections, the Pink Hearse Collective is ready to drive dreams into action until healing becomes the mainstream.
Interested in curating and marketing your next NFT project? Get in touch!
NFTU has big ambitions which means there’s lot of work to do!
We’re looking for various roles to grow our team…