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Inspiring Conversations with Noam Krasniansky of Ooonimals

Today we’d like to introduce you to Noam Krasniansky.

Hi Noam, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?

My family and I have lived in LA for the last 28 years, where I met my wife in Disneyland, which was magical and love at first sight, and where my children were born. I think I represent what LA is all about, emigrants that work hard, artists that follow their dreams, entrepreneurs that risk it all to make it in any industry. Where you have Spanish, English, Armenian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and many more languages all in this beautiful city. I love LA, it is a melting pot with all classes of dreamers, doers, and builders all chasing a dream which is LA. My dreams lead me to become an inventor, which has always been in my nature, because I see possibilities where others couldn’t. The solutions I have found throughout my career have led to my inventions.

When SharkTank came to LA, we naturally applied to be guests. At the time, we were developing Bambooee, an environmentally friendly bamboo paper towel that can replace up to 286 rolls of paper towels as it is washable and reusable. With Lori Grenier as a partner, we achieved our dream of being on QVC Shopping Channel; the first time we aired, we sold hundreds of thousands of dollars in only eight minutes. As a result of Bambooee, we made millions of dollars, and were picked up by major retailers and online sellers at trade shows. Our goal was to change the world by removing paper towels from the market and giving people a choice in their shopping. Today, bamboo is one of the best eco-fibers available.

Just as things were going really well we found copy-cats starting to come out of the woodwork. It was shocking that we had people copying us on all parts of our supply chain. From manufacturing companies, to end-customers (retail chains) and everyone in between. That was very hard on us, as entrepreneurs, to the point that we decided to make something “uncopyable,” and that decision is what brought us to the world of Blockchain, Crypto and the NFT space. And today we are having a whole new world of possibilities. We created Ooonimals – a collection of magical animal characters from the Oooniverse that came to save adults from their sucky adulty life. Kids can see them and interact with them, but it’s adults who need help! Characters are breaking from the Oooniverse to save 6,444 people. Join us if your adult life seems meaningless and dull. Rarity is high, with 5 characters having 1,600 NTFs, and one having only 44 NFTs.

The demand has been so high, that we decided to raffle all available NFTs through https://www.premint.xyz/ooonimals/. We found out that potential members could be bumped by unscrupulous operators using bots. And we wanted anyone that wanted one,  to have a chance to get one. So now people have a better chance to win a whitelist spot and will be able to buy an Ooonimal NFT at a discount price. The problem is that over 30,000 potential members will apply and only about 4000 NFTs will be available, so we recommend you get Club 44 if you really want one. A Club44 membership gives you exclusive access to the best projects like Ooonimals and you get them at pre-sale prices when no one else can. You will also receive two Ooonimal NFTs for free.

On our second part of our roadmap, we are launching the greatest Kickstarter with a disruptive technology that will marry real-world collectables to NFTs. Although the Crypto market has gotten a big adjustment we really believe it is the best time to be building projects and buying, because it is cheap and you are getting lots of value. Many parts of LA will be involved in this project, from shooting videos across iconic parts of LA, interviewing the public about NFTs and Crypto-related subjects. LA is my home base of operations, and we believe the future of the next generation of NFT projects is happening now! The world believes LA is the center of the universe (Oooniverse) and how cool is that?!

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?

It is always a struggle as an entrepreneur. You always get hit with things every day. But I would say that building Ooonimals has been a labor of love, dedication and obsession. You have to be a bit obsessed in what you do to make it work. I believe that innovation is key to the success of entrepreneurship. “Innovate or die,” is my motto. Whenever one door closes, another opportunity always opens!

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Ooonimals?

We turned a warehouse into a really cool studio, which we use for our creative process, here in Los Angeles. We have a small staff in our studio, however, with this new world of Crypto, we now have people all over the US and the world working with us on Ooonimals related projects. From Pittsburgh to New York, Orange County, Mexico City, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Santa Clarita and Tampa bay.

Networking and finding a mentor can have such a positive impact on one’s life and career. Any advice?

I was always a self-starter. What I would recommend is if someone starts saying your dreams are impossible, don’t talk to that person about your dreams and future plans, because they will get you so down that, you will start to believe that they are not possible. Next, I will say, anything you need to learn is in YouTube, if you search enough you will find people that will explain what you need to know, which will take you to the next stage of your journey, however depending on which line of business you are, I recommend trade shows, yes, go to trade shows, that relate to what you are doing or want to do. As it will open your eyes to great possibilities. As for mentors, you need someone that has the experience and is successful and would want to give you advice. There are many different organizations that are available, one simply needs to do the work necessary to find them. Start with Google and you will end up locating experts which you will have to sift through. The most important thing, don’t be around people who are downers, keep your own counsel and be true to your own dreams!

As long as you can dream it, you can do it and make it! That is the rule.

Pricing:

  • Ooonimals whitelist price 2 ETH (available at Premint.xyz)
  • Ooonimals drop price 2.5 ETH (Aug 16th)
  • Club44 presale price 3 ETH /credit cards accepted  (avail- Club44.io)
  • Club44 public sale price 5 ETH (Aug 8th)

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Noam & Irene Krasniansky

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