David Rodolitz, Flyfish Club: Building a Members-Only Dining Club
Web 2.5April 04, 2023x
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David Rodolitz, Flyfish Club: Building a Members-Only Dining Club

What would you get if you combined the exclusivity of NYC’s famed Rao’s restaurant, the members-only programming from Soho House, and the power of the blockchain via NFTs?

This week, our guest on Web 2.5 is David Rodolitz, the Founder and CEO of Flyfish Club, an NFT-enabled members-only private dining club. Token holders gain access to the NYC-based restaurant as well as various culinary, cultural, and social experiences. Flyfish Club is one of the signature projects coming out of VCR Group, a partnership between Rodolitz, entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuck, Chef Josh Capon, and Chief Culinary Officer Conor Hanlon.

David is a 20-year food and hospitality industry veteran. He is the Co-Owner of Ito, an Omakase experience, with Chef Masa Ito and Chef Kevin Kim. He is also the Co-Founder of the Empellón Restaurant Group and the Owner and Founder of Impulse Productions, an event-planning company.

On today’s episode, David gives a behind-the-scenes look at Flyfish club, the various projects coming out of VCR Group, and his advice for any entrepreneurs building in Web 2.5.

Show Notes:
0:00 Episode announcement
0:38 Show intro
1:38 David's intro and career prior to Web3
9:14 The concept for Flyfish Club
14:07 How Flyfish intro'd the idea of mixing NFT technology and IRL utility
17:20 An overview of Flyfish NFTs
21:41 Sponsored message from Hang
24:11 Understanding the restaurant business model
29:24 Flyfish's physical space
33:29 The projected launch timeframe
34:48 The easiest and hardest parts of David's journey
37:38 David's advice for other Web 2.5 restaurant builders
41:40 Other VCR projects
45:29 Shill
46:40 Wrap-up
46:50 Closing

Show Resources:
David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rodolitz
David on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rodolitz/?hl=en
David on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rodolitz/
Flyfish Club’s Website: https://www.flyfishclub.com/
Flyfish Club on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Flyfishclub
Flyfish Club on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flyfishclub/

Show Sponsor:
Hang.xyz: https://www.hang.xyz/

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Show Credits:
Dana Hork (Founder, Host, Producer)
Ron Passaro (Co-Producer/Editor)
Seton Rossini (Brand Design/Cover Art)

DISCLAIMER: This show is strictly educational. None of this is financial, tax, or investment advice — and not a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. Please always do your own research. For important disclosures, see web2point5.io/disclosures.