Scaling DAOs can be tough. Additionally to the usual challenges of growing a startup, you need to vet external product ideas, manage grant proposals and coordinate hundreds of contributors - in parallel to iterating on your DApp with the core team. This management overhead often leads to great ideas being overlooked.
To fix this, we are building a platform that rewards contributors for autonomously managing implementation of the community’s best ideas.
Better combines processes like DAO grants, bounties and RFPs into one streamlined platform, which simplifies management for core teams, while giving DApp communities the freedom to realize their ideas.
Better helps DApp communities to curate, fund and fully implement proposals - which can be anything from new product features or website translations to marketing campaigns.
Better lets core teams choose their own level of involvement, allowing them to chime in and support their community at any stage of the process, or simply let the community build on their own terms.
The reliance on core teams by default is largely a tooling problem. Existing DAO and bounty DApps are optimized for central management, which impedes external contribution:
Better surfaces the best ideas in a public roadmap and kanban board, by allowing anyone to submit and vote on them, like a web3 version of canny.io.
Better rewards builders, similar to a bounty, by allowing investors to fund an idea and community members to apply for implementing it.
As an Open Source platform, Better is ready to plug into your existing dev environments, token voting mechanisms, and product planning tools.
We’d love to see you play with our alpha on NEAR testnet and hear your feedback in Discord! Also feel free to dogfood Better by leaving your feature ideas on our Better product board or by opening your own community!
Better is built in a modular way, for our community to easily extend and integrate it into your existing product building flows and DAO tooling. Our first prototype integrates with Github issues for storage and issue management, and with the NEAR blockchain for bounty payments. We also let you host your Better project board on your own URL - eg. better.your_dapp.com
This way, submitting an idea is always just a click away from your DApp. While your devs never have to leave their environment to manage issues. Here is how the same issues look on both sites:
And this Open Source modularity allows us to customize Better even further: Imagine custom UIs fitting your design language, Discord and Twitter bots, feedback buttons right in your DApp, and integrations with Notion, Snapshot and Discourse.
To make Better support different chains and Layer2s, we also plan to support decentralized storage, identity and reputation solutions like IPFS and Ceramic Network.
This will ultimately allow Better to help crypto DApps and DAOs as well as tokenless Open Source projects of any size and development stage.
Better aims to create a self-sustaining ecosystem, by matching ideas from all over the web with builders and funding. Here is how Better could integrate with your community:
We ultimately aim to create a global identity and reputation score for any user and thus introduce more trust between web3 anons and the centralized web2 space.
And to start, we need your ideas :)
Developing our beta right now, we’d love to hear which features would get you to use Better!