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Meet our summer 2022 Polygon cohort!

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Meet our summer 2022 Polygon cohort!

August 2022

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Matt Low

Polygon Program Manager

Currently, Matt directs the team and manages program associates along with guiding a quarterly cohort of between 6-10 startups. Matt is also responsible for establishing best practices in building program-specific deal flow. He oversees a variety of key strategic partnerships with Outlier Ventures such as the relationship with The Matic Network....read more

Today, we are excited to announce the second cohort of our Polygon Base Camp program. The Summer 2022 cohort has been handpicked from over 400 applicants, and includes teams spanning across Canada, Ireland, Singapore, Spain, and the US. We’re extremely excited to welcome teams who represent the Open Metaverse OS thesis and are highly additive to its stack, directly contributing to the development of Web3.

Posted by Matt Low - August 2022

August 2022

Posted by

Matt Low

Polygon Program Manager

Currently, Matt directs the team and manages program associates along with guiding a quarterly cohort of between 6-10 startups. Matt is also responsible for establishing best practices in building program-specific deal flow. He oversees a variety of key strategic partnerships with Outlier Ventures such as the relationship with The Matic Network....read more

Meet our summer 2022 Polygon cohort! Outlier Ventures

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.

We have condensed several years of applied learning at all layers of the Web 3 Stack into a 3 month accelerator program to help early stage startups entering the space to navigate its complexities and nuances. We engage founders and teams as unique – and provide a flexible framework through tailored content and mentorship to take their company from inception to growth. 

Please join us in celebrating the teams that have made it to our Polygon Base Camp accelerator!

 

Meet our summer 2022 Polygon cohort! Outlier Ventures

METAVERSE COMIC CON – The first 24/7 metaverse celebrating and serving the global Comic Con fanbase.

👉 https://comicconmetaverse.com/

Problem:

In-person Comic Con events provide their incredibly passionate fanbase with a limited experience on the day itself. As well as a lack of ability to engage with the community at any other time of their choosing. 

Solution:

Metaverse Comic Con is a first of its kind 24/7 virtual destination that provides new ways for new and existing fans and artists to share their passions. Tokenizing and gamifying the entire environment creates a new economy, one that motivates artists and participants to create, grow, collect, invest, and build in order to be a part of a world they love.

Meet our summer 2022 Polygon cohort! Outlier Ventures

METADOMO – Solving real-world NFT rewards redemption

👉 http://metadomo.io/

Problem:

Brands lack NFT infrastructure and point of sale connection to meaningfully engage with web3 consumers. Metaverse, Games and Web3 Communities lack the brand engagement they need to thrive. Consumers lack ownership of the brands they love and a frictionless web3 reward redemption in the real world

Solution:

Metadomo is the NFT reward infrastructure between real and virtual worlds and solves the NFT and Crypto redemption process for Consumers and Brands at physical point of sale and payment terminals.

  • Metadomo’s NFT Manager – Brands create and distribute rewards with utility
  • Metadomo’s QR Open Redemption Engine – Consumers benefit from a frictionless redemption experience available from any wallet to any point of sale system

Meet our summer 2022 Polygon cohort! Outlier Ventures

METALINQ – Metaverse interoperability layer for cross-metaverse collections

👉 https://metalinq.io/

Problem:

In the current open and capitalistic crypto market, users have a multitude of very competitive options across several metaverses and NFT markets. Consequently, this often results in fragmented attention across options as well as reduced ease of use as users must learn how to access and enjoy each platform separately.

Solution:

Metalinq is not a new Blockchain or a metaverse, but rather a standardized layer 3 protocol that enables projects to create their own metaverses and P2E games.

The Metalinq protocol integrates NFT standards across multiple blockchains – both Layer 1 and Layer 2.

Users have the ability to request a conversion of assets from where it was originally created to another metaverse.

Brands’ wearable collections can be built in an interoperable way at inception.

Meet our summer 2022 Polygon cohort! Outlier Ventures

OFFBEAT – A community to own and be rewarded for your music identity

👉 https://www.offbeat.community/

Problem: 

Music is a big part of who we are. It’s how we connect with people and express ourselves, but it can be hard to keep track of all the things that make up your musical identity. Fans are fragmented across different platforms where we consume, while our consumption data is owned and monetized by them. This creates a gap between artists and fans, which are both left out from the value it creates.

Solution:

OffBeat is the community of music lovers where you create your musical identity and you are rewarded for your fandom. From music consumption data, concerts, merchandise, music NFTs… we capture your entire musical life with the Music ID: a music passport across the metaverse. Thanks to the Music ID, you can connect and interact with other musical friends and discover new artists and songs alike, while being rewarded for it.

 

Meet our summer 2022 Polygon cohort! Outlier Ventures

REPUTABLE – Discovering Better Health Together

👉 https://www.reputable.health/

Problem: 

Our modern lifestyle is wreaking havoc on people’s health. Millions are struggling with sleep, mood, energy and a host of other health issues and are frustrated with the level of care they are getting from their doctors, leading them to search online for answers/support. The problem with searching for answers online, is there is no reliable source of truth. Specifically, there is no credible way of knowing if a given product, service or protocol is better than another for a certain person. How do we empower people to select better products, services and protocols for those looking to improve their health and longevity?  How do we decentralize the discovery of ‘better’ in health & wellness to speed up discovery and adoption of new protocols?

Solution:

Reputable enables personalized, evidence-based health optimization at scale, while creating a decentralized data economy for wellness.

Reputable empowers a community of enthusiasts and biohackers to collectively discover better health together, while allowing them to monetize their data coming from wearables, lab results and experiments. All data is encrypted and anonymized, protecting user privacy, and aggregated into novel datasets that were previously unavailable in an open market, delivering insight and value for data buyers, from regulators to health insurers and innovators.

 

Meet our summer 2022 Polygon cohort! Outlier Ventures

VERSIFY – Easy-to-use toolkit for companies to distribute NFTs at scale

👉 https://www.versifylabs.com/

Problem: 

Implementing an NFT strategy for businesses is a very frustrating experience. To solve this, Versify is building a unified suite of tools, allowing teams to easily mint, manage, and distribute digital collectibles at scale.

Solution:

Through its integrated dashboard of NFT products, companies can now deploy their own NFT strategy in less than 2 minutes. By leveraging their existing CRM, they can automatically airdrop an NFT to their entire customer base quickly and easily. If they host events in real life, they can display a QR code for their attendees to instantly mint!

Meet our summer 2022 Polygon cohort! Outlier Ventures

ANSWERABLE – Social Commerce 3.0

👉 https://joinanswerable.com/

Problem: 

The $5.5T global e-commerce market is facing a critical inflection point.  Aging e-commerce tech stacks are unable to meet today’s customer expectations.  Consumers hate being stuck between chatbots and queues resulting in abandoned shopping carts or even worse, returns.  Brands face mounting pressure to drive profitability as new limits on third party tracking. This has lead to higher marketing costs and lower conversion rates that are negatively impacting companies’ EBITDAs.

Solution:

Answerable has a Web3 community for product and service commendations.  Community members are a part of a global talent graph based on “My Trust Score”, which ranks people based on the quality of their advice.  Community members work towards earning an Answerable Token which recognizes their expertise in a subject matter area.

On the brand side, Answerable lets brands invite community members as micro-influencers to answer questions about the products and service.  Brands can now tap into a global talent platform.

Please follow our cohort on social media and keep in mind that if you are thinking of building in Web 3 and might be interested in joining our next cohort! Applications are open across our accelerators for DeFi, Dream Assembly, Hedera, IPFS and Polkadot. Find out more here and speak to our Investment team.