Rex Teo

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Rex Teo
Rex Teo
Rex Teo
Born Singapore
Nationality Singapore
Occupation Entrepreneur, NFT creator
Years active 2021-present
Known for Upstairs
Notable works Mutant Ape Kids Club (MAKC)

Rex Teo is an entrepreneur and NFT creator from Singapore.[1] He is founder of NFTs Mutant Ape Kids Club (MAKC) and Bored Ape Teen Club (BATC), co-founder of TRX Labs, and co-founder & CEO of Upstairs, an NFT marketplace.[2]

Life and career

Teo was born and raised in Singapore.[3] He graduated from the Nanyang Technological University.[4]

He started his NFT career by launching his first Bored Ape Teen Club (BATC).[5]

He launched Mutant Ape Kids Club (MAKC) in December 2021 with 3,000 digital NFT collectibles on the Ethereum blockchain, which has since generated more than US$10 million in revenue.[6][7]

In March 2022, his company announced to launch another NFT, Zombie Max (ZMAX).[6]

In 2022, he co-founded Upstairs, an NFT marketplace. It officially launched on October 10, 2022, and Teo became CEO of the company.[8] It will have multi-chain integration and support ETH and BNB chains for deposit and payment.[9]


  • 2022 - NFT Creative Awards[3]


  1. "‘Upstairs’ CEO Rex Teo Talks About The Future Of NFTs In An Increasingly Digital World". Digital Journal. 3 October 2022. 
  2. "The Blockchain Entrepreneur - Rex Teo" (in en). Hindustan Times. 7 October 2022. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Blockchain Matters: Rex Teo is On the Rise as One of the Top NFT Creators in the world" (in en). Deccan Herald. 7 October 2022. 
  4. "Rex Teo - Co-Founder & CEO at Upstairs". 
  5. "Rex Teo led Upstairs in Becoming Asia 1st Custodial NFT Marketplace". NFT. 10 October 2022. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "ZMAX – The Revival of Picture for Proof NFTs?" (in en). 29 March 2022. 
  7. Anderson, Abel (3 October 2022). "NetNewsLedger - Why is Rex Teo one of the Top NFT Creators in Asia". NetNewsLedger. 
  8. "CEO of "Upstairs," Rex Teo, discusses the future of NFTs in a world that is becoming more and more digital." (in EN-US). MarketWatch. 5 October 2022. 
  9. Bryan, David (5 October 2022). "Gear up for the Launch of Upstairs, an NFT Marketplace Offering the Best User Experience". Crypto Reporter. 

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