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Announcing our first Base Camp Accelerator cohort

Over the coming weeks we will be leveraging the combined resources of our tried and tested venture platform of experts, mentors and ecosystem we will add measurable value where each team needs it most. This isn’t a cookie-cutter program, but a bespoke solution for accelerating the billion dollar token networks and transformational web 3.0 businesses […]

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Outlier Ventures announces strategic partnership with Enigma Protocol

Today we can announce we have made a significant investment in, and have become a strategic advisor to Enigma, a decentralised secure computation protocol.    Partnering with the Outlier Ventures platform will enable Enigma to scale and diffuse their network at a new rate. The partnership will enable Enigma to join a family of world […]

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Outlier Ventures have been selected as a finalist at the Growth Investor Awards 2019

Outlier Ventures shortlisted as a finalist in the fifth annual Growth Investor Awards In the running among five other companies for the new Team of the Year award All finalists will be celebrated at a black-tie event on the 6th of November 2019 The Team of the Year recognises a team that has gone above […]

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Outlier Ventures announce our first dev con Diffusion 2019 alongside 15 of the world’s most promising tokenised protocols

350 developers will apply to test their skills to hack using 25m+ lines of open source code over a 2 day period for thousands in prizes Hack teams will be drawn from some of the worlds largest corporations, technical universities, leading dev shops and the crypto scenes best indie Github contributors The first protocols to […]

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Outlier Ventures and 18 organisations launch The Convergence Alliance to enable a new open data economy

A group of leading enterprise partners, venture capitalists, technologists, start-ups and academic Institutions join forces to better leverage blockchain to pioneer the next phase of The Web The 18 global founding members of The Convergence Alliance include; Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories T-Labs, SAP, InMotion powered by Jaguar Land Rover, Smart Dubai, Imperial College London, Frankfurt […]

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Outlier Ventures wins ‘Hottest Blockchain Investor 2019’ at The Europas Awards

After an intense round of public voting and judge’s deliberations, the winners were announced on the 27th of June at The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups 2019 where Outlier Ventures won the award for Hottest Blockchain Investor. Outlier Ventures Business Development Manager Catherine Thomas alongside Managing Partner Stephan Apel accepted the award on behalf […]

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Outlier Ventures are nominated for the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2019

This Award recognises the investment in an early stage entrepreneur that has embraced the power of deep technologies such as AI, machine learning, IOT or robotics to converge with key sectors and industries to achieve fundamental breakthroughs to key social or global challenges or needs. Our company, Outlier Ventures, was the main investor and have […]

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Outlier Ventures Head of Crypto-economics team wins Award

The Enterprise Blockchain Awards (EBA) in April unveiled the winners including Outlier Ventures Head of Crypt-economics, Eden Dhaliwal, at a gala ceremony in downtown Toronto. The Ceremony, which took place on the 24th of April, brought together the brightest and best of the international community. The gala featured a special performance by award-winning musician and […]

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Outlier Ventures are nominated for the UK Open Source Awards

The UK Open Source Awards, now in their 6th year, is a non-profit event that celebrates and acknowledges the contributions from the community of technology experts that make open source such a powerful and unstoppable disruptive force in the current technology landscape. Within the four different categories – Individual, Company, Student and Public Sector & […]

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Fetch.AI and Outlier Ventures Become Sovrin Stewards

Stewards on the Sovrin network are responsible for write and read functions on the Sovrin ledger. The new stewards include  Fetch.AI and Outlier Ventures as well as AyanWorks and One Global. The network currently has stewards from 13 different countries around the globe. Fetch.AI will be using the Sovrin network to provide its autonomous agents self-sovereign […]

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Outlier Ventures and list of global investors back $4 Million Raise for Agoric to enable secure JavaScript for blockchain-based smart contracts

Foundational distributed electronic markets development team close round to scale the team and build commercial solutions New York, NY (May 13, 2019) — Agoric today announced the successful completion of their latest investment round with an impressive array of global investors including gumi Cryptos Capital, Interchain Foundation (Cosmos), Kilowatt Capital, Lemniscap, MetaStable Capital, Outlier Ventures, […]

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In association with Outlier Ventures Smart Dubai unveils ‘Dubai Decentralized Data’

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Killing Crypto: Outlier Ventures’ 2019 Predictions

This time last year we predicted there needed to be a crypto winter, something we hoped to happen sooner rather than later. As painful as it has been for everyone we believe it was the medicine the industry needed to professionalise. There was too much hype with too little value in the public market, something we had been talking about since early 2017.

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Outlier Ventures and Imperial College Hackathon: Blockchain, Smart Contracts & Token Economy

ChainHack24 brought together the 50 brightest minds from Imperial College Computing, Maths, Biomedical and Chemistry departments, sponsored by Outlier Ventures and Blockchain.com.

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The SEC’s reminder: the wheels of justice grind slow, but exceedingly fine

The SEC issued a public statement on digital assets on Friday 16 November, in addition to issuing cease and desist orders against two ICO issuers, Paragon and Airfox.  

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Outlier Ventures named as One To Watch in the 2018 Industry Game Changer Category

Outlier Ventures was announced the one to watch in the head-to-head race for the Industry Game Changer prize at the fourth annual Growth Investor Awards, organised by Intelligent Partnership.

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Reading between the lines of the UK Crypto-assets task force report

The long-awaited UK Cryptoassets Taskforce Report was published on 30 October 2018, following shortly after the Parliamentary Treasury Committee’s report in September.

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Outlier Ventures named as an Industry Game Changer finalist in the Growth Investor Awards 2018

Outlier Ventures is named an Industry Game Changer finalist at the fourth annual Growth Investor Awards 2018, sponsored by MICAP.

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Outlier Ventures joins the Chamber of Digital Commerce

Leading blockchain and Web 3.0 venture capital firm Outlier Ventures today announces it has joined the Chamber of Digital Commerce to actively support the organisation’s mission of promoting the acceptance and use of digital assets.

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Former Goldman Sachs Leader & CME Group Venture Capitalist Rumi Morales joins Outlier Ventures to spearhead expansion into US

Leading blockchain and internet infrastructure venture capital firm Outlier Ventures today announces experienced venture capitalist Rumi Morales joins the firm as a Partner.

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Outlier Ventures becomes lead investor in Haja Networks to break down data silos

Haja Networks is an ambitious team comprised of some of the early team behind OrbitDB and IPFS that is building two new and complementary open-source protocols to enable decentralised databases.

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IOTA Foundation Structuring

In Q2 of 2017, Outlier Ventures were the first institutional backers of the IOTA initiative in advance of their listing on exchanges.

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Jocelyn Roberts joins Outlier Ventures as Head of Legal

Experienced legal hire bolsters Outlier Venture’s growing team

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Microsoft announces compatibility with Sovrin and decentralized identifiers

Yesterday was an exciting 24 hours for Sovrin, as high profile events on two continents saw the technology referenced and validated again and again.

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Outlier Ventures has been nominated at the Techcrunch Europa Awards

Outlier Ventures are delighted to have been nominated at the Techcrunch Europa Awards as the Hottest European Blockchain Investor. Founded in 2009 and still run today by Mike Butcher, The Europas celebrates the most forward-thinking, innovative tech companies across 20+ categories. The votes will be combined with expert judges and the winner will be announced on July […]

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Outlier Ventures joins major automakers, startups, technology companies and others to launch Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)

BMW, Bosch, Ford, General Motors, Renault, ZF, Accenture, Context Labs, IBM, and others participate as founding members New consortium explores how blockchain will reinvent mobility and address industry shifts [Dubai], May 2, 2018 at 12:00pm GMT — MOBI, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, announces its formation to explore blockchain for use in a new digital […]

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Outlier Ventures joins the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

Welcoming Europe’s first blockchain VC signals the maturity of blockchain investment and distributed ledger technology Leading blockchain and Web 3.0 venture capital firm Outlier Ventures announces it has joined the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association to actively engage with the British VC community on the emerging blockchain and distributed ledger industry. Outlier Ventures’ […]

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Meet our latest venture: Fetch.AI

Firstly it’s a great pleasure to finally be able to talk about this project. At Outlier Ventures we have been working intensively with the team (in stealth) for over 14 months, the longest of any of our advisory projects to date. Because it’s been ‘dark’ during that time, except for a few select enterprise partners, it has created a lot of mystique and curiosity.

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Why we are investing in Ocean Protocol

THE PROBLEM   The world has a data problem. The more we create, the more we are forced to entrust it all to fewer data monopolies to profit from. Data is also siloed, and generally hosted on proprietary databases across vast systems, geographies and business units. Whilst there have been fixes and APIs that have […]

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Outlier Ventures becomes strategic investor in Ocean Protocol

Outlier becomes strategic partner to support Ocean in building Decentralized Data Exchange Protocol to Unlock Data for AI

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Jamie Burke interviewed on CNBC’s Squawkbox

Jamie had the opportunity to appear on Squawkbox on CNBC this morning, here’s an excerpt of his interview with the hosts on the bitcoin bull run, the development of the blockchain ecosystem and our view on the real long term potential being the foundations of a new internet.

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Outlier Ventures joins the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Firms’ experts will share knowledge and advocate for blockchain adoption across financial markets London (November 28, 2017) — We are pleased to announce that Outlier Ventures, the leading blockchain and Web 3.0 venture capital firm, has joined the non-profit trade association the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance as a corporate member. Outlier brings a wealth of experience in […]

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Why We’re Investing in… Botanic & SEED Token

THE PROBLEM   Today, AI is all around us, with bots generating more Internet traffic than people (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Annual Report). Yet these bots are largely still perceived as crude, mostly obvious and somehow separate but that is about to rapidly change, as the bot market is growing in volume and sophistication, […]

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Outlier Ventures becomes lead investor in Botanic Technologies and SEED Token

Botanic’s patented technology allows SEED Token to underpin open source AI future London (6 November 2017) — Leading blockchain and Web 3.0 venture capital firm Outlier Ventures becomes lead investor in, and strategic partner of, Botanic Technologies Inc., a leading multimodal bot development company based in San Francisco, California. Botanic Technologies is comprised of a team […]

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Why We’re Investing in… Evernym & The Sovrin Foundation

If you have spoken to me recently you will know myself and the Outlier team are really very excited to have announced at the beginning of the month becoming Evernym’s, and the Sovrin Foundation and it’s token’s, lead investor and strategic partner. As with every investment we wanted to find some time to provide the […]

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Outlier Ventures backs Evernym to bring the world true self-sovereign identity

Outlier Ventures takes on the role of Evernym’s lead investor and strategic partner London (3 October 2017) — Leading blockchain and Web 3.0 venture capital firm Outlier Ventures becomes an investor in, and strategic partner of, Evernym the foremost developer of self sovereign identity technologies and inventor of Sovrin, the global public utility for decentralised […]

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Outlier Ventures Becomes First VC To Hire ‘Head of Crypto-Economics’ With Appointment of Eden Dhaliwal

Outlier Ventures, one of the World’s leading blockchains and Web 3.0 venture capital firms today announces it has bolstered its capabilities in token offerings. This is in response to the explosive growth of ICOs, commonly referred to as initial coin offerings, which has seen the issuance of tokens by open source communities overtaking venture capital as […]

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Why We’re Investing in…IOTA

You don’t need me to tell you 2017 is, without doubt, going to be the ‘Year of the Token’. As investors, we have patiently watched from the sideline whilst for the first time ICOs raised more money than was invested by VCs in ‘blockchain’ startups in this last quarter. This fundamentally rewrites how capital is […]

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3 Year Partnership with Imperial College’s Blockchain Lab

The Imperial College  Centre for Cryptocurrency Research & Engineering (IC3RE) at Imperial College London has joined forces with blockchain investment group OutlierVentures.io to undertake a 3-year R&D program focused on the convergence of industrial blockchain with other ‘deep tech’ technologies like IoT, machine learning and autonomous robotics.

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Lawrence Lundy Joins Outlier Ventures

Blockchains are not just the next growth market or investment opportunity; they are the most significant democratising force in history. With this is mind, I am joining Outlier Ventures to head up research and partnerships. I will split my time between providing research to our portfolio companies and exploring new investment opportunities and venture partnerships […]

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