Why we invested in Navigate: Giving data ownership back to users

At Outlier Ventures, one of our main investment theses centers around the importance of data ownership: placing a fair share of the profits made by data collection back into the hands of its creators. Through our involvement with the data union Swash and the incubation platform Pool Data, we have been fortunate to invest in platforms that are […]

Token design and data storage meet IPFS

First to introduce the P2P concept was Napster: a central service that connected people who had specific music files with others seeking said specific files. However, Napster was held liable for copyright infringement, and was shut down soon after.  Inspired by the vision and adequately informed about the censorship liability of centralization, distributed protocols such […]

Why We Invested in Pool Data

An Incubation Framework for Data Unions Pool Data provides a suite of services for data unions to utilize as they establish and grow, creating a system for these groups that was previously nonexistent. Data unions have vast technological needs, and Pool Data has sectioned their product into a messaging and payments infrastructure, a query-to-data analytics […]

Why we invested in Swash

  Swash is a Web 3 Data Union That Rewards Its Users While we browse the internet every day, our data is being captured and monetized without our benefit or consent. It can be complicated to understand what data is being used for what purpose, and the road for the average person browsing the web […]

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 […]

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 [image id=’2111′] 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 […]

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.

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 […]

Why We’re Investing in… Botanic & SEED Token

[image id=’807′] 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]