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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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    Recruitment for Base Camp cohort 8 is now open. Time to build.

    Outlier Ventures was founded in 2014, which has meant that we have had the opportunity to experience several web3 cycles over the years. Naturally, market events trigger the entrance or exodus of builders in the space. Whilst market cycles are seasonal, our commitment to backing great founders and accelerating early stage startups exponentially grows. When […]

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    Outlier Ventures and Polygon launch the second iteration of Polygon Base Camp to support the next-generation Web3 applications

    The strong partnership between Outlier Ventures and Polygon aims to enhance scalable blockchain solutions by leveraging Polygon’s existing network of builders, investors and developers to help launch a new breed of next-generation Web3 applications.‍ The Polygon Network is considered the primary hub for scaling blockchain applications, collecting more than $10 billion in value locked in […]

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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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    Announcing Diffusion 2022: The biggest Open Metaverse conference coming March 28th-30th

    We are now watching the emergence of the Open Metaverse, a common open economic layer built from shared open-source protocols, open infrastructure, and a single unifying yet open financial system. New business models, principles, and technologies are emerging through DeFi, NFTs, Decentralized Governance & Storage, Self-Sovereign Identity, and more. At Outlier Ventures, we were early […]

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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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    Outlier Ventures and New Order partner to launch the DeFi Base Camp to Accelerate 30-40 DeFi Projects

    The DeFi space has witnessed explosive growth since the DeFi summer of 2020, and remains one of the most rapidly evolving sectors in Web3. While the large influx of venture capital funds into Web3 and DeFi in 2021 has made it easier for teams to raise funding, founders still struggle to find experienced investors that […]

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    Outlier Ventures Announces Polygon x Base Camp to Accelerate the Polygon Startup Ecosystem

    The Polygon ecosystem emerged in 2021 as the primary hub for scaling Ethereum-based apps, collecting more than $10 billion in value locked in the ecosystem through bridges from Ethereum, and hundreds of millions of dedicated venture capital is anticipated to enter the space to fund startups building on Polygon and leveraging its unique governance capabilities.  […]

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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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    Outlier Ventures Announces Polkadot x Base Camp to Accelerate the Polkadot Startup Ecosystem

    Over the last year, the Polkadot network has experienced a moment of exponential growth. The highly anticipated parachain auctions and recent Karura/Kusama launches on the Acala Network are driving heightened network activity, and hundreds of millions of dedicated venture capital is anticipated to enter the space to fund mentored startups building on Polkadot and leveraging […]

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    Outlier Ventures launches Filecoin Base Camp

    The Filecoin Base Camp accelerator is the first of Outlier Ventures’ collaboration programs. Each year, Outlier Ventures will align with organisations like Filecoin that are leading the development of core blockchain technologies to host dedicated accelerators, each consisting of ten startups that will participate in a 5-month program. Base Camp accelerators help startups refine business […]

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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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    We are an accelerator

    We were an incubator. In the past, we incubated projects at R&D stage, in most cases over several years, from token design all the way to rolling out networks and customer go-to-markets, delivered by a team of 30 staff. As far as we are aware we were the first incubator globally to hire a Head […]

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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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    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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    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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