Who is Iddris Sandu,he was raised in Harbor City, Los Angeles, California. He is a Ghanaian digital architect born in Accra, Ghana, and raised in Compton in Los Angeles, California. He created the world’s first smart retail store experience along with Nipsey Hussle. The store is called “The Marathon Store”
Jay-Z’s Marcy Venture Partners is investing in spatial LABS (sLABS), a tech incubator that focuses on the metaverse and blockchain-based products, Billboard reports. Roc Nation vice-chairman Jay Brown and longtime venture capitalist Larry Marcus are also investing in the innovation.
The business sLABS is founded by Ghana-born and Southern California-raised technologist Iddris Sandu. Starting at 13-years-old, Sandu has worked with big brands such as Apple, Google and Facebook. The now 24-year-old and his company’s collaboration portfolio lists Uber, Instagram, Beyoncé’s Ivy Park, Kanye West’s Yeezy, Rihanna’s Fenty line, and — as AfroTech previously reported — the late Nipsey Hussle’s The Marathon Clothing Store.
Spatial LABS (sLABS), founded by Iddris Sandu, is a California-based VC studio developing wearable hardware products that can serve as physical entry points into the Metaverse. They chose Polygon’s low-fee, high-speed network to build on.
LNQ, the first project by sLABS, promises to reimagine the way products and fashion interact in both digital and physical worlds to offer users a fully immersive experience. Apparel, wearable internet items and other physical objects can serve as Points of Experience in the LNQ ecosystem. LNQ is currently under agile development and is set to launch later this year.