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Meet our Base Camp 5 startups, The Open Metaverse Cohort...

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Meet our Base Camp 5 startups, The Open Metaverse Cohort…

May 2021

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Scott Collen

Base Camp Accelerator Programme Lead

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By most measures we are now the world’s leading Web 3 accelerator, supporting the growth of The Open Metaverse.

By working with an incredible ecosystem of partners we have now collectively helped birth, finance and launch over 50 startups built on the principle of Web 3 into the world. In 2021, we will now accelerate a phenomenal 100 startups from all over the world.

Posted by Scott Collen - May 2021

May 2021

Posted by

Scott Collen

Base Camp Accelerator Programme Lead

Venture builder with a focus on Products customers love....read more

Meet our Base Camp 5 startups, The Open Metaverse Cohort... Outlier Ventures

 

As early investors in the space, we foresaw the convergence of blockchains with other technologies such as IoT, AI, VR & AR, outlining our vision and thesis back in 2016. 

Fast forward to 2021 and we are now witnessing the emergence of The Open Metaverse where NFTs and DeFi combine to create a common open economic layer for virtual worlds, gaming and the Web at large. In 2020, we witnessed a perfect storm of socio economic and technical macro trends accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a society we now invest more time and money than ever before into gaming and virtual worlds. In addition to the pandemic, the economic consequences of relaxed quantitative easing programs push people’s and institutions’ investments appetite into risk-on including more capital committed to high growth sectors like hardware, connectivity and software bringing us closer to living in an Open Metaverse.

Base Camp is the only accelerator explicitly dedicated to the mission and actualisation of Open Metaverse. One that is native to it and deeply understands its principles, economics, technologies, business models, and product strategies. We have condensed several years of applied learning at all layers of the Web 3 Stack into a 5 month accelerator program to help early stage startups entering the space to navigate its complexities and nuances, explore new business models but also find product-market fit and effectively capitalise their project through equity, tokens and now NFTs.

Base Camp 5, the Summer 2021 cohort, is handpicked from over 200 applicants and a perfect illustration of the Open Metaverse OS Thesis drawn from the US, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, the UK and the Philippines and across the stack from applications to core primitives and infrastructure. Use cases and themes include interoperability across the Metaverse, SSI protocols, avatar tooling, digital fashion and wearables as well as those bridging the gap between CeFi and DeFi, play-to-earn gaming models and scaling Virtual Worlds.

We’re excited to start working with them on everything from scaling their teams and business models to token design and launch. They will be engaging with our Outlier team as well as our incredible global web 3 mentors who continue to offer their time, experience, and network so generously.

Read more about the teams below and follow the progress of Base Camp 5, our entire portfolio, and the Outlier Team on Twitter, Linkedin and through our newsletter.

 

Meet our Base Camp 5 startups, The Open Metaverse Cohort... Outlier VenturesNFT Art Studio
Meet our Base Camp 5 startups, The Open Metaverse Cohort... Outlier VenturesAUKI makes products that allow people to create, own, inhabit and interact with virtual worlds and objects anchored in reality
Meet our Base Camp 5 startups, The Open Metaverse Cohort... Outlier VenturesThe first dual fashion brand - bridging the gap between luxury and the Metaverse
Meet our Base Camp 5 startups, The Open Metaverse Cohort... Outlier VenturesPlay-to-earn blockchain gaming
Meet our Base Camp 5 startups, The Open Metaverse Cohort... Outlier VenturesCreating virtual identities via Avatars across the Metaverse
Meet our Base Camp 5 startups, The Open Metaverse Cohort... Outlier VenturesBuilding the HTML of the Metaverse
Meet our Base Camp 5 startups, The Open Metaverse Cohort... Outlier VenturesSocial investing platform launching Meryt Protocol
Meet our Base Camp 5 startups, The Open Metaverse Cohort... Outlier VenturesVirtual Real Estate Platform
Meet our Base Camp 5 startups, The Open Metaverse Cohort... Outlier VenturesRedefining Asset Financing. Bringing IoT assets to DeFi setting the bridge between TradFi & DeFi
Meet our Base Camp 5 startups, The Open Metaverse Cohort... Outlier VenturesCreating the trusted data economy through incentivised self-sovereign identity

 

If you are building in Web 3: whether it is Metaverse, DeFi, NFTs or New Data, 100x your project by joining us! Indicate interest in working with us here and our investment team will get in touch with you.