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    Meet our Hedera Base Camp Cohort!

    Our partnership with the HBAR Foundation is an important building block towards our mission to support the growth of the Open Metaverse. Over the course of this year, we have seen growing interest from large corporations and enterprises to participate in web3. Hedera hosts a myriad of features that cater towards the needs of these […]

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    Meet our Filecoin Base Camp 2 Cohort!

    Following the success of the first Filecoin accelerator program last year, we are excited to announce the second cohort of our Filecoin Base Camp. We have handpicked teams from over 300 applicants, each building high quality components based on the Open Metaverse OS thesis. Participating teams cover themes across data oracles, gaming, virtual worlds, social […]

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    Why we invested in Functionland

    From AI to Web3 Co-Founder and CEO of Functionland Keyvan Sadeghi, after studying Artificial Intelligence, took a job in GAI (General Artificial Intelligence) in Hong Kong where he was introduced to the world of open-source. He became enamored with the ability to collaborate and share in this manner, developing a passion that naturally led him […]

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    Meet our Polkadot Base Camp 2 Cohort!

    We believe we have directly contributed to Polkadot’s development, and we are happy to announce our new Polkadot Base Camp cohort. We are accelerating 6 great teams from all over the globe, bringing the total number of teams building in the Polkadot ecosystem, in our portfolio, to 18. This new cohort includes projects building on […]

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    Meet our DeFi Base Camp Cohort!

    In collaboration with New Order, the DeFi Base Camp is Outlier Ventures’ first Base Camp accelerator program dedicated to a specific sector within Web3. We have handpicked six teams from over 300 applicants, each of these teams are building in the DeFi space to bring solutions to the masses. These promising founders range from crypto […]

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    Why we invested in Altered State Machine (ASM)

    The Frontier of AI The ASM platform provides any application (eg: game, metaverse, financial) the ability to create AI Agents which are owned as NFTs. These Agents can be created and trained to compete against each other, interact, control human actors and support a variety of other use cases. Each Agent is represented by a […]

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    Why we invested in Lumerin

      Mining in the Early Days Ryan Condron, an early blockchain adopter, began mining on the Bitcoin network in his garage in 2012. Though this started as something he did for fun, he always deeply believed in the technology’s future. Sure enough, in the decade since, mining has become a thriving industry. Currently, “we are […]

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    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 […]

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    Meet our Polygon Base Camp Cohort!

    Following the successful launch of ecosystem accelerators with Polkadot and Filecoin, Outlier Ventures has sourced eight dynamic teams, from 300+ applicants, all building on Polygon technologies. These promising founders range from crypto natives to previous Web2 founders and enterprise professionals and share one unifying trait: They are laser-focused and building high growth startups and decentralised […]

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    Meet our Base Camp 7 Cohort!

    We’ve worked with some outstanding projects over the last year, selecting the top percentage of over 3500 start-ups applying to our programs. Base Camp 7 is no exception, with a highly curated cohort of 5 teams spanning from North America to New Zealand that represent the Open Metaverse OS and enable the convergence of technology, […]

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    Meet the Polkadot Base Camp Accelerator Cohort 1

    Just as we predicted the convergence of blockchain tech with IoT, AI, VR & AR back in 2016 we are now seeing the convergence of Web 3 technologies with gaming, social media and virtual worlds as described in our latest  Open Metaverse OS thesis earlier this year in Jan 2021 forming the building blocks for […]

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    Meet our Base Camp 6 Cohort!

      Our Base Camp program is dedicated to supporting early-stage startups in the space as we are native to it and deeply understand its principles, technologies, and business models. Our incredible ecosystem of partners and growing number of collaborative accelerator programs will establish us as the Y Combinator of the Open Metaverse over the next […]

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    Why we invested in Fluf World

      The Background   On August 7th FLUF World sold out all 10,000 of their programmatically generated, unique, animated NFTs priced at Ξ0.09 in just 40 minutes of opening the sale, with a secondary market now estimated at over $40m USD, with a Floor FLUF typically fetching more than $1,800.  Over the preceding months, I […]

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    Why we invested in Idexo

    Introducing a simpler solution for Web 3 developers, Idexo. Idexo allows anyone to easily integrate different blockchain features directly into applications, such as NFT minting, in just a few simple lines of code. Developers no longer need to worry about the nuances of multiple blockchain architectures, programming languages, or acquiring and maintaining balances in different […]

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    Unveiling the teams in our second Base Camp cohort

    Our second cohort has a range of decentralised solutions across fintech, identity, insurance, data analytics, networking and data analytics. What draws them together is they are focused on solving real world problems today, both within the crypto space, and in broader industry. We are terming this theme “web 2.5”. In the journey towards web 3.0, […]

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    Announcing Base Camp Berlin, Summer 2020

    As you may have seen recently, Outlier Ventures is kicking off the second month of 2020 with some updates. You may have read Jamie’s recent post clarifying our mission for the coming years, We are an accelerator we are excited today announce some developments in that journey. Next month, we are kicking off the second […]

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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