Outlier Ventures are excited to announce the first cohort of Dream Assembly Base Camp – powered by FARFETCH, the leading global platform for luxury fashion. We selected the best start-ups from over 200 applications, to accelerate the teams that are shaping the future of Web3 luxury commerce. The cohort is made up of eight teams spanning the globe, from France to Hong Kong, Netherlands, UK and US.
Outlier Ventures has been in Web3 since 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.
Dream Assembly Base Camp will provide a cohort of the most promising Web3 startups in the luxury fashion and lifestyle sectors with a curated program of mentorship, networking and support in order to help drive the future of Web3 luxury commerce.
The remote 12-week program is tailored to each start-up and will cover topics including luxury commerce, token design & economics, product roadmap, NFT & community strategy amongst others. Start-ups will have direct access and support from a network of best-in-class mentors across gaming, retail, marketing, Web3, talent management industries and venture capital.
The partnership with FARFETCH is a natural fit, as so aptly put by Martin Avetisyan, the Chief Growth Officer at FARFETCH, “Web3 is still a nascent industry and will be developed through partnerships and working as a community, unlike the Web2 world. The Dream Assembly Base Camp program is dedicated to supporting the best entrepreneurs and teams to scale to the next level and it allows us to give back to the startup ecosystem.”
“Because Web3 is both a technological but also cultural movement allowing for new forms of digital scarcity it’s no surprise the fashion and luxury industry have been its first movers. However, to go beyond single NFT drops and campaigns requires a platform with the scale and capabilities of FARFETCH to extend Web3 to the very core of the industry’s value chain as a whole. Partnering with their Dream Assembly accelerator, Outlier Ventures brings its unparalleled deep knowledge and network to support startups to design, build and launch industry defining solutions with FARFETCH and its vast list of clients.” – Jamie Burke, Founder and CEO, Outlier Ventures.
Please join us in celebrating the teams that have made it to our Dream Assembly Base Camp accelerator!
Meet the first cohort:
The digital fashion platform dedicated to unlocking the value of cultural heritage and archival fashion.
altr is a digital fashion platform dedicated to unlocking the value of cultural heritage and archival fashion. altr brings archival fashion and fashion cultural heritage to the metaverse while contributing to its physical-world preservation.
Building 3D affordably and at scale to fuel the Metaverse.
Curie is a Seattle-based startup, fulfilling the growing need for 3D in e-commerce, across all platforms and experiences, enabling fast and affordable 3D digital twins at scale.
Curie developed proprietary AI technologies and processes to fully-automate the production of 3D assets using only photos as input.
The virtual commerce and engagement platform for the web3 era.
iiNDYVERSE is a web3 marketing & commerce no-code SaaS platform that makes it easy for any entertainment and fashion creator to engage their audiences with gamified shopable Web3 experiences that convert them into loyal customers within the ownership economy.
METAV.RS is the all-in-one Metaverse management platform for brands and agencies, providing white-label solutions for NFT commerce and cross-Metaverse experiences.
Bridging Web2 to Web3 in the luxury space.
Mintouge is an eCommerce plug-in enabling luxury brands to on-ramp their product catalogues to Web3. Digital twins will be made available for avatars across multiple Metaverses and unlock token gated experiences to drive customer loyalty.
Digital humans for web3
Reblium delivers a premium avatar experience and enables you to express your unique digital identity in Web3. Scan your face in seconds and get ready to blend between gender, ethnicity, age and fantasy.
Bringing Luxury fashion and streetwear brands into games and the Metaverse
SKNUPS (“skin-ups”) platform enables brands and creators to launch high-quality digital collectibles that connect into multiple games, experiences and Metaverses. The model empowers the participating brands and creators to build repeatable, scalable revenues. Led by an all-star founding team with expertise from LVMH, Kering, Dazed, ESL Gaming, Activision and Ubisoft.
The luxury Web3 Platform, bridging the gap between physical luxury goods and digital collectibles.
WEAR is a premium NFT platform, purpose built for luxury brands and contemporary artists. Their ecosystem provides brand partners with a one-stop-shop solution to create products, curate experiences and a marketplace to monetize them.
Please follow our cohort on social media and keep in mind that if you are thinking of building in Web 3, you might be interested in joining our next cohort. Applications are opening soon for our accelerators running in January 2023. Find out more here and speak to our Investment team.