Token Design Associate

About Outlier Ventures

Outlier Ventures is the largest Web 3 accelerator in the world. Founded in 2014, it works with startups at various stages of their lifecycle from pre-seed / seed (via Base Camp) to later stage about to launch (or live) token networks specializing in a New Data Economy, Infrastructure, DeFi, and what we have coined the Open Metaverse bringing together a network of 1,000’s of the world’s leading web 3 founders, protocols, VCs to mentor, and invest in start-ups.

About the role

Outlier Ventures is seeking a Token Design Associate to help its growing portfolio of Web3 startups to design token economical systems and execute effective token sales and distribution events.

You will oversee the end-to-end execution of token ecosystems from start to finish, leveraging in-house specialists and a network of partners.

As part of the Token Economies team, you will build on the several years of experience Outlier has developed in token design and token engineering, catering to the nuances of a given project and evolving research in designing of complex token systems.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist portfolio companies through conceptual phases to break down their product, ecosystem and objectives.
  • Analyze stakeholder maps, economical value flows, potential behaviors, motivations and incentives and turn this into a systems design backed by underlying tokens.
  • Develop roadmaps, audit, and design economic and governance systems together with in-house specialists.
  • Support the in-house token engineers run simulations and case studies.
  • Conduct market research and analyze battle tested as well as new token mechanics of established ecosystems and apply these to the assisted portfolio companies.
  • Derive and develop new economical designs of tokens and take ownership of specific industry verticals such as DeFi, layer 1/2 infrastructure, gaming, music, social media, sports, fashion and others.
  • Work with advisory clients with in market tokens on token redesigns, economic modeling, go-to-market strategy and distribution plans.
  • Engage in the firm’s public speaking, research, social media and education initiatives.
We are looking for someone who:
  • Has an excellent understanding of layer 1/2 blockchain technology, blockchain infrastructure, smart contracts, DeFi, metaverse and the variety of existing token standards, models (e.g. xToken, veTokens etc.) and distribution mechanisms (e.g. dutch auction, lockdrops etc.).
  • Must have personally been actively using dApps and DeFi protocols and experienced with token minting, burning, yielding, farming, staking and locking.
  • Good understanding of the NFT world, various gamification mechanisms and financial principles.
  • Be able to comfortably handle fast paced, multi-stakeholder projects, keeping founders and their partners to schedule and hands-on support in executing with diligence and pragmatism.
Nice to have:
  • Has been working on economical research, design and modeling of web3 projects
  • Has experience simulating complex systems
  • Has experience analyzing data sets and working with python, R or other similar languages on statistical modeling.


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