[Round 15] Onshore Marketplace+


Proposal Submission

Name of Project: Onshore OCEAN

Proposal in one sentence:

We are requesting grant funds to expand the Onshore data app portfolio, marketing, and fully develop expanded marketplace functionality.

Description of the project and what problem is it solving:

Onshore builds data applications utilizing a decentralized community of builders.

Grant Deliverables:

  • [ ] Prototype and deliver advanced data app marketplace
  • [ ] 2+ White Papers / Use Cases for Onshore+ and Local clients
  • [ ] Developing “Creator Profile,” pages

Which category best describes your project? Pick one.

  • [ ] Build / improve applications or integrations to Ocean

Which Fundamental Metric best describes your project? Pick one.

  • [ ] Data Consume Volume

What is the final product?:

A web app that provides easy access to Ocean datasets, data apps, and easy content publishing alongside the Ocean Marketplace.

How does this project drive value to the “fundamental metric” (listed above) and the overall Ocean ecosystem?

Usage of Ocean / Adding value to the overall community

The new deliverables will further increase the data consume volume by:

  1. Teaching data creators how to publish datasets and algorithms to the Ocean marketplace. More useful content will result in more data consume volume.
  2. Marketing to data content creators will increase awareness about Ocean and may result in more investors in the token and ecosystem.

**Funding Requested: **


Proposal Wallet Address: (must have minimum 500 OCEAN in wallet to be eligible. This wallet is where you will receive the grant amount if selected).


Have you previously received an OceanDAO Grant (Y/N)?


Team Website:


Twitter Handle (if applicable):


Discord Handle (if applicable):


Project lead Contact Email:


Country of Residence:


Core Team ****

For each team member, give their name, role and background such as the following.

Julian Martinez

Constant Kouman

  • Role: Growth Hacker, Business Development, Data Application Developer (Cofounder)
  • Relevant Credentials (e.g.):
  • Background/Experience:
    • Assistant Director at AmerisourceBergen (Fortune #8)
    • BI Developer for governments and consultancies

Tinesha Erskine

Project Deliverables - Category:

IF: Build / improve applications or integration to Ocean, then:

  • Data Applications will be hosted on our Alpha Site
  • The Alpha launch will be made public for all
  • User Funnel metrics will be communicated in town halls and our Notion page

Project Deliverables - Roadmap

  • Any prior work completed thus far?

Project software can be found at:
Yes! Check out our GitHub here: GitHub - MuddyDonut/data-onshore

Last Round:

Our grant initiative was a success and we were able to onboard a data creator to the platform! The process was seamless and she started building instantly. See two of her examples here: Apps screenshots 1.30.2022.pptx - Google Slides

Landing Page: We have just launched our landing page. Check it out here.

Wire Frames for Web App: We are moving towards an integrated web app to replace the hosted notebooks. You can check out the wire frames for the web app here. Have a look at the mood board here for some of our inspirations.

User Acquisition Plan: We have created a preliminary plan for acquiring users. You can check it out here.

Notion: We now have an extensive Notion project set up to help to improve transparency. You can check it out here and keep up with our progress. Of particular interest for OceanDAO is our deliverables tracking and our Kanban board.

Business Plan: We have begun working on a business plan. We started with mapping out the problems faced by Data Solvers and Data Providers. You can check it out here.

Alternate Future Summit: We will be showcasing and presenting at the conference. You can check out our showcase page here.

Revenue Model, Marketing Plan, Compute to Data Models, and UX Research can be found here

Grant program led to successful conversion of one dedicated data builder

What is the project roadmap? That is: what are key milestones, and the target date for each milestone.

2022 Q1

  • [x] Data Application portfolio
  • [ ] Prototype for future site improvements
  • [x] DevOps tooling for web app
  • [x] Grant program

2022 Q2

  • [ ] Transition from direct outreach to inbound marketing
  • [ ] Develop dedicated marketing group
  • [ ] Tutorial videos for 3+ user types

Here’s our previous proposal delveriables and summary @idiom-bytes

  • [x] 3+ Data Applications from content creators (2 are WIP, 1 internal) > please see screenshots here: Apps screenshots 1.30.2022.pptx - Google Slides
    will be working on tutorial and portfolio videos as part of our roadmap

  • [x] Build content creator onboarding process > Multiple CTA’s on the main site allow creators to submit their ideas. These ideas are trickled into Hubspot and assigned to one of the cofounders for review.

  • [x] Automate hosting process for content creators > We have a dedicated Power BI workspace for creators and are able to deploy those projects here.

Thank you @MuddyDonut, your R12 proposal was updated and your R15 proposal has now been accepted.

Hello Data-onshore & team,

We welcome you again to Ocean DAO R15. It is also duly noted that you have the deliverables checklist done back on the original R-12 post keeping you in good standing for Round15.

On behalf of the PG-WG, I’d like to give your team a deserving note of evaluation through the lens of Web3 sustainability loop.

Your project looks promising and I believe it’s aligned with our evaluation criteria of generating positive value towards the Ocean Ecosystem and the W3SL.

The project criteria are:

  1. Usage of Ocean & Viability: Given the amount of work that has already been undertaken in terms of understanding the values of Ocean protocol and having the track record of completing deliverables with members of the Ocean community, we can strongly vouch for the viability of the project.

  2. Community active-ness: It would also be helpful to occasionally have project updates in the community, seek feedback in some of the working groups on the Official Ocean Protocol Discord. Also say hi to us on the Project Guiding WG Discord channel to share the exciting roadmap updates about your project.

  3. Adding value to the community — Given the nature of how important data-consume volume is for the long term visions of Ocean, we recognize the value add that Data onshore that can be brought to the Ocean ecosystem and we hope to see more semblance of the same with the upcoming roadmap.

Based on the above reasons, we strongly support Data-onshore proposal for R15 with a positive upvote.


Prakash | Project Guiding WG | Discord