The First Bored Ape NFT Joins Cameo

Starting today, fans can now book personalized Cameo videos from a Bored Ape NFT. The Bored Ape 9132 profile will be owned and operated by Adam Draper, founder and managing director of Boost VC, and enabled by instant 3D animation technology from Aquifer. 

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September 1, 2022

Starting today, fans can now book personalized Cameo videos from a Bored Ape NFT. The Bored Ape 9132 profile will be owned and operated by Adam Draper, founder and managing director of Boost VC, and enabled by instant 3D animation technology from Aquifer


Draper is the first NFT owner to join Cameo as an animated PFP, allowing fans to book his Bored Ape to hear his NFT and Web3 industry expertise or to celebrate milestones and special events. He’ll offer pep talks ahead of a big pitch meeting, his thoughts on the current market outlook, advice for starting to invest in the Web3 space and even give valuable feedback on new startup ideas.


The personalized 3D Bored Ape videos are made possible by the instant animation platform, Aquifer. Draper will record each Cameo using the Aquifer mobile or desktop app which instantly transforms his voice into fully animated Bored Ape videos. 


The Cameos are priced at $25 each and Draper will use his Cameo earnings to develop a fund for other NFT owners to create their own 3D PFPs 

“Our mission at Boost VC is to accelerate and invest in the Sci-Fi future. I’ve been a long time user of Cameo, and am excited for my Bored Ape to be the first on this amazing platform to bridge the gap to characters. This is the future.”

“Since we launched our foray into Web 3 with Cameo Pass we’ve been looking at new ways to help enthusiasts add more value to their PFPs,” said Oliver Maroney, Head of Web3 and NFTs at Cameo. “For more than five years we’ve enabled stars in every category from athletes to creators to build their brands and grow their fan bases on our platform and now we’re excited to test that concept for NFTs. As PFPs take this exceedingly important role in our social media personas, we’re betting there is room to build a brand and even monetize prized digital art with new revenue streams, starting with Cameo.”


“Bored Apes are among the biggest stars in the NFT world. We are thrilled to work with Draper  and Cameo to unleash the magic of animation in the hands of NFT owners by allowing their characters to break out of their still images and become celebrities in their own right,” says Aquifer co-founder & CEO Chen Zhang. “ This is a perfect use case to show that if we eliminate barriers to creation, we can unlock fantastic value for IP holders to create awesome content, engage with their community, and create new revenue opportunities.”


About Cameo

Cameo is the leading marketplace connecting fans and brands directly with tens of thousands of pop culture personalities in the form of personalized video messages, engaging fan experiences, and marketing and events partnerships. Founded in March 2017 by Steven Galanis, Devon Townsend, and Martin Blencowe, Cameo’s mission is to create the most personalized and authentic fan experiences on Earth.

In just over five years, Cameo has fulfilled more than 4 million magical moments ranging from birthday and good luck messages to prom invitations, marriage proposals and direct fan interactions. The platform has also raised more than $1.5 million for a wide range of charities through its Cameo Cares program. Throughout its history, Cameos have been delivered in 215 countries and on every continent in the world.


About Aquifer

Aquifer is an instant animation technology company that enables the world’s biggest entertainment brands to grow revenue and fan engagement with their animated IP.  Aquifer is the first all-in-one platform that gives its brand partners the ability to generate cinematic CG animated videos for social media content and personalized video messages in minutes.  


Founded by 3D industry experts, Chen Zhang and Matt Udvari, Aquifer’s mission is to make  animated storytelling simple for every creator and brand in the world.  www.aquifermotion.com


About Boost VC

An early stage Venture Capital fund focused on investing in Sci-Fi Tech (NFTs included) led by Adam Draper an early investor in Coinbase, Amplitude, Benchling, Plangrid and Wave. They invest the first $500k into breakthrough founding teams out to change the world.

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The First Bored Ape NFT Joins Cameo

Chen Zhang
September 01, 2022

Starting today, fans can now book personalized Cameo videos from a Bored Ape NFT. The Bored Ape 9132 profile will be owned and operated by Adam Draper, founder and managing director of Boost VC, and enabled by instant 3D animation technology from Aquifer


Draper is the first NFT owner to join Cameo as an animated PFP, allowing fans to book his Bored Ape to hear his NFT and Web3 industry expertise or to celebrate milestones and special events. He’ll offer pep talks ahead of a big pitch meeting, his thoughts on the current market outlook, advice for starting to invest in the Web3 space and even give valuable feedback on new startup ideas.


The personalized 3D Bored Ape videos are made possible by the instant animation platform, Aquifer. Draper will record each Cameo using the Aquifer mobile or desktop app which instantly transforms his voice into fully animated Bored Ape videos. 


The Cameos are priced at $25 each and Draper will use his Cameo earnings to develop a fund for other NFT owners to create their own 3D PFPs 

“Our mission at Boost VC is to accelerate and invest in the Sci-Fi future. I’ve been a long time user of Cameo, and am excited for my Bored Ape to be the first on this amazing platform to bridge the gap to characters. This is the future.”

“Since we launched our foray into Web 3 with Cameo Pass we’ve been looking at new ways to help enthusiasts add more value to their PFPs,” said Oliver Maroney, Head of Web3 and NFTs at Cameo. “For more than five years we’ve enabled stars in every category from athletes to creators to build their brands and grow their fan bases on our platform and now we’re excited to test that concept for NFTs. As PFPs take this exceedingly important role in our social media personas, we’re betting there is room to build a brand and even monetize prized digital art with new revenue streams, starting with Cameo.”


“Bored Apes are among the biggest stars in the NFT world. We are thrilled to work with Draper  and Cameo to unleash the magic of animation in the hands of NFT owners by allowing their characters to break out of their still images and become celebrities in their own right,” says Aquifer co-founder & CEO Chen Zhang. “ This is a perfect use case to show that if we eliminate barriers to creation, we can unlock fantastic value for IP holders to create awesome content, engage with their community, and create new revenue opportunities.”


About Cameo

Cameo is the leading marketplace connecting fans and brands directly with tens of thousands of pop culture personalities in the form of personalized video messages, engaging fan experiences, and marketing and events partnerships. Founded in March 2017 by Steven Galanis, Devon Townsend, and Martin Blencowe, Cameo’s mission is to create the most personalized and authentic fan experiences on Earth.

In just over five years, Cameo has fulfilled more than 4 million magical moments ranging from birthday and good luck messages to prom invitations, marriage proposals and direct fan interactions. The platform has also raised more than $1.5 million for a wide range of charities through its Cameo Cares program. Throughout its history, Cameos have been delivered in 215 countries and on every continent in the world.


About Aquifer

Aquifer is an instant animation technology company that enables the world’s biggest entertainment brands to grow revenue and fan engagement with their animated IP.  Aquifer is the first all-in-one platform that gives its brand partners the ability to generate cinematic CG animated videos for social media content and personalized video messages in minutes.  


Founded by 3D industry experts, Chen Zhang and Matt Udvari, Aquifer’s mission is to make  animated storytelling simple for every creator and brand in the world.  www.aquifermotion.com


About Boost VC

An early stage Venture Capital fund focused on investing in Sci-Fi Tech (NFTs included) led by Adam Draper an early investor in Coinbase, Amplitude, Benchling, Plangrid and Wave. They invest the first $500k into breakthrough founding teams out to change the world.

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