Grant Proposal: Quidli

Grant ID: 8685frc01


We propose to you to build a light integration of The Graph to Quidli by adding GRT to our API and hosted app environment. This will enable you to seamlessly distribute GRT tokens as rewards to the top active participants in your community directly in your Slack or Discord.
In addition to helping you internally share GRT tokens within your ecosystem, this integration lets us offer GRT to our user base of 1000+ organizations as an option via Quidli’s open token platform.

Once completed, $GRT token will be available as an option on:

  1. Quidli web app
  2. Quidli Slack app
  3. Quidli Discord app
  4. Any subsequent integrations built by Quidli

I have read and agree to the privacy policy:

Describe what your project does or is aiming to do in 50 characters or less:
Quidli is a micro on-ramp connecting Web 2.0 apps and web3 assets for you to embed crypto rewards and incentives into your collaboration workflows to boost participation and motivation.
We enables you to recognize your top contributors natively in your Slack and or Discord, and is mainly used today by community managers who want to leverage community engagement on social media.

If available, please enter a link to your project below:

How far along are you?:
Our product is live. You can see our product walkthrough and user journey here: Loom | Free Screen & Video Recording Software | Loom

Why did you pick this idea to work on? Do you have domain expertise in this area? How do you know people need what you’re making?:

Our mission is to offer a composable and user-friendly tool for organizations to use, share and access crypto/web3 as micro-rewards with little-to-no friction.

Today there are 700+ organizations using Quidli, with the majority not having/using their own token. Once your token is available on Quidli, it will be available as an option to these teams. We believe this integration can boost your token visibility to new holders.

Quidli users include the community teams NEAR Foundation, ETHDenver, OrangeDAO, iExec, Tezos, and Solana Foundation.
Quidli demo on discord:

What’s new about what you’re making? What substitutes do people resort to because it doesn’t exist yet (or they don’t know about it)?:
At Quidli, the issue we want to tackle is helping online communities, digital organizations boost members engagement natively in the tools that everyone is already using like slack and discord for example.
We think this is important because:
• Community is, in particular in Web3, really thrives on the engagement of their members. It’s a cornerstone of any ecosystem growth, especially in crypto.
• It really helps with accessibility issue, we want more new people to enter the space rather than you know, people farming token and airdrop, things like that. The approach we’re taking at Quidli we’d like to call it micro-on-ramps where we injecte those token rails into the apps you’re using.

What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
• Increase community engagement and retain your top contributors, make them feel they are the most valuable asset by rewarding them and recognize their work.

• Rely on community members referrals as your first source of acquisition and rewards in GRT them for their contribution.

• Use Quidli metrics in order to better understand how to build a better community on Discord.

How will you measure success?:
Number of transactions in GRT, number of active users, leaderboards.

What milestones will you achieve in the coming weeks/months, with or without the grant?:
1st Milestone: 1 week
We review the necessary technical documentation (blockchain, smart contracts, token, etc.). If additional docs and or consultation is needed, we’ll contact you to get connected with the appropriate person/team for guidance.
Budget: 0%
Measurement of success to release payment: Green light from our devs team to move to the token integration step.

2nd Milestone: 2 weeks
Integration should be in place, and we start testing to ensure the new token is functional and usable within our environment. FYI, we will ask you to send some GRT in order to perform these initial tests.
Budget: 50%
Measurement of success to release payment: Successfully integrated GRT into Quidli’s micro on-ramp environment.

3rd Milestone: 1 week

  • Review the integration with The Graph team.
  • Create & publish PR announcing GRT on Quidli as well as this initial partner with The Graph.
    Budget: 50%
    Measurement of success to release payment: Validation of the deliverable by the The Graph grant team.

Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:
Subgraph Developers, Other

How much funding are you looking for? (USD):

Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:
1st Milestone: 1 week
Budget: 0%

2nd Milestone: 2 weeks
Budget: 50%

3rd Milestone: 1 week
Budget: 50%

Have you applied for (or already received) funding from somewhere else?:

Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
Here’s some key numbers we observed in 2022 on Quidli:

  • of organizations: 1100+

  • transaction volume: ~$2.4m
  • of transactions: ~140k/month

  • Types of orgs: Remote companies, online communities, web3 organizations, DAOs
  • Use cases: Recognition, rewards, incentives, ambassador programs

Team of 6 full time people:
Justin Ahn - CEO
Previous experience: Helped launch high-growth e-commerce ventures in Southeast Asia, notably ZALORA & LAZADA Vietnam as EiR @ Rocket Internet
LinkedIn profile link:
Role: Justin is the project coordinator

Guillaume Figielski - CTO
Previous experience: As blockchain engineer (incl. Solidity), launched ChainImpact, one of the first blockchain dev studios in France. Senior full-stack developer @ French multinationals including Airbus, Orange, and Peugeot.
LinkedIn profile link:
Role: Guillaume oversees token integration and product management

Luke Vignal - Head of Business Dev
Previous experience: Account Manager @Zendesk, Ex-Forrester
LinkedIn profile link:
Role: Will be in charge of the partnership coordination and marketing efforts

Titus Decali - UX Designer
Role: Titus will be in charge of the front-end development

Luis Marquez - Back End Dev
Role: Luis will be in charge of the Back-end development

Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
Through this initial partnership, we’d like to help The Graph build an awesome community and ecosystem by enabling you to effectively boost community engagement using token incentives. Sharing more tokens with community members can help you to establish a positive alignment flywheel leading to more contributions and ultimately growth towards your main mission and objectives.

Quidli can also help increase number of GRT new holders: Quidli is used by 1100+ organizations today, and we experienced >$3m in transaction volume over past 12 months.
Our platform has a majority of Web2 companies, in particular freelance companies (for example: Flexiple) which use Quidli as a means of payment and rewards for their freelancers (bonus, % of salary). We also work with web3 incubators (Consensus, dlab) who use Quidli on their internal slack server to encourage the founders and start-ups in their portfolio to create a community spirit.

Are you applying as a team or individual?:

What type of grant are you pursuing?:
Project (one-off)

Please select the category your project best fits into:
Dashboards & Analytics

Primary Community Poll

Do you fundamentally support this grant application, knowing that the final scope and grant amount may differ from the requested proposal?
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Do you recommend this grant to the DAO?
  • Yes
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Hello Quidli team,

In September 2022 and February 2023 this proposal was deferred to the Graph Foundation. As this is the third time you’ve proposed this to Graph AdvocatesDAO, I am wondering if you’ve seen these comments?

Thank you for submitting your proposal. After review of the content, this appears to be a protocol grant application and is therefore not within the scope of community grants that the Graph AdvocatesDAO oversees.

You can submit your proposal directly to the Graph Foundation following this link: The Graph: Grants Application . Good luck!

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