Paul “The Profit” Dawalibi

CEO, Holodeck Media



Paul “The Profit” Dawalibi is a technology entrepreneur, investor, futurist, and gamer, with over 20 years of venture capital and startup experience. He is currently the CEO of Holodeck Media

– the leading global media company focused exclusively on Metaverse, gaming, and crypto. This combination of skills and experience allows him to understand and communicate the business

opportunity around gaming and the Metaverse in a unique way. As “The Profit”, Paul hosts the largest gaming industry show in the world – the Business of Esports. He is also the creator of the

world’s 1st esports NFT and founder of the 2020 fastest-growing company in Canada. Paul’s core belief is that gaming is the future of funTM.

The Profit on TV and in the media:

  • The one and only Profit of Esports – my content is consumed daily and trusted by millions in 66

countries around the world.

  • Host of “Gamechangers” – a brand new weekly show on CNBC Arabia focused on gaming, esports, and the Metaverse that will reach 50M homes in the GCC.
  • Host of the world-famous Business of Esports podcast – the largest esports and gaming industry

outlet and the only authority on the business side of the gaming/esports industry.

  • Host of the world-famous META Business podcast – the only authority on the business side of the Metaverse.

The Profit live and in person:

  • Chairman of the Dubai Esports Festival (Initiate Summit)
  • Invited to speak at the biggest gaming, Metaverse and future-focused conferences in the world – most recently Next World Forum in Saudi Arabia, PAX East for many years, Esports Business Summit, World Metaverse Forum, GITEX, SALT (Crypto Bahamas), DIFC Fintech Week, etc…
  • Retained as a gaming, esports and Metaverse expert by many companies, family offices,

governments, and venture funds around the world.

  • Professor of esports business at Saint Peter’s University

The Profit from books:

  • Author of Metaverse Dream – landmark Metaverse book published by Assouline (coming end of 2022).
  • Wrote the foreword for the best-selling esports business book of all time (The Book of Esports)
  • As a VC, I’ve been talking about gaming, esports and the Metaverse since 2011.

The Profit at work:

  • Working on top-secret gaming, esports and Metaverse projects in Dubai and Saudi Arabia.


Presentation title:
The future is fun. How gaming is at the center of the Metaverse and web3. There is no Metaverse without gaming

Presentation abstract:

Investing in web3, gaming and the Metaverse

How crypto people don’t understand gaming or the Metaverse?

How crypto fits into web3 and the Metaverse?

The not-so-bright future of play-to-earn gaming.