How Financial Abstraction Can Make Crypto-Technology Accessible
As Web3 gains popularity, how will new “crypto-conduits” make blockchain more accessible?
Bonding Curves and SuperPowered Tokens
In the first part of this two part series, we looked at bonding curves: how they work and some of their variations. Let us examine how they may be used in conjunction with other gamified mechanisms to maximise the odds of healthy governance, and attract participants with novel economic games.
AI in the Web3 Space, with Humayun Sheikh of Fetch.ai
Humayun Sheikh of Fetch.ai and our host and CEO, Jamie Burke, are discussing the exciting possibilities of Artificial Intelligence in the Web3 space.
How to Build and Scale Your Team
Once a founder has a great story and a strong founding team, it’s time to figure out who will be the first hires. Founders need to find people who not only have a passion for the mission, but can also play an impactful role alongside the team.
Infrastructure for the future with Open Meta
Read about our vision for the Open Metaverse, and how Open Meta’s technology lies at the core of that vision.
What is equity fundraising?
Breaking down the main modes of fundraising, including Equity, SAFEs convertible notes, and of course, tokens.
Beyond the hype: is Web3 a socio-cultural system?
What is Web3? And what makes it so transformative? In this piece, we break down the history of Web3, focusing on why it’s culture is so transformative.
Who is my Real market?
How do founders seize market opportunities? And what are the most important questions to ask yourself when identifying your target audience.
What problem am I trying to solve?
One of the most outstanding mistakes that early-stage make is focusing on an idea that is too big. How can startup founders identify the problem they are trying to solve and avoid mistakes along the way?
So what is the Open Metaverse?
Despite the hype around the Metaverse, few people fully understand its potential. Dive into the technological, economic, and social system that is fundamentally changing the web.
How to build a founder team
Finding a co-founder can be one of the most challenging aspects of building a founding team. However, two founders raise the chances of startup success. Outlier’s CTO and co-founder Aron Van Ammers discusses how to navigate founder dynamics and build a strong team.
DeFi Talks – Best Bits of Our DeFi Conversations
Listen to the best bits of DeFi talks!
Shared AR Experiences, with Nils Pihl of Auki Labs
Nils Pihl of Auki Labs is joined by our host and CEO, Jamie Burke, having a thought-provoking conversation about social AR experiences.
NFT or fungible token: which is right for me?
Web3-native teams often ask themselves whether they should issue an NFT or a fungible token. We’ve written this to guide you through the pros and cons of each and everything in between.
FARFETCH and Outlier Ventures Now Accepting Applications for Dream Assembly Base Camp Cohort Two
LONDON, U.K. January 30, 2023 – FARFETCH Limited (NYSE: FTCH), the leading global platform for the luxury fashion industry, and Outlier Ventures, the leading global Web3 accelerator and investor, have opened applications for Dream Assembly Base Camp Cohort Two. Dream Assembly Base Camp is a remote 12-week accelerator program which provides a cohort of the […]
Securing Web3 at Scale
Listen for a discussion on how Web3 can drive a more secure and scalable internet.
What to Expect from Web3 in 2023 – Part 2, with Outlier Ventures
The second part of our 2022 roundup charts the leading trends in Web3 including digital fashion, zero-knowledge, and NFT’s.
What to Expect from Web3 in 2023 – Part 1, with Outlier Ventures
The first part of our 2022 roundup charts the leading trends in Web3 fundraising, investment, and regulation.
Privacy & Scaling: How Zero Knowledge proofs will enable the next wave of innovation in Web3.
Outlier’s Zero Knowledge Base Camp thesis focuses on privacy, infrastructure, and scaling, which are essential towards spreading decentralization and self-sovereignty to the next billion users.
The very many states of play: part 2
The first piece of the series explored the standards of various states of play, including traditional gaming and play to earn. This piece takes these concepts further, exploring the financial models behind gaming and the space’s experimental side.
How to leverage NFTs
to make a living as an artist
Web3 is driving a new creator economy, and returning economic value to those who make it. What role can NFTs can play in helping artists make a living from their work?
Bitcoin Smart Contracts, with Muneeb Ali of Stacks
Listen for a discussion with one of Bitcoin’s brightest builders, discussing smart contracts and digital assets on the world’s first blockchain.
Is LATAM Web3’s quickest route to 1 billion users?
In this translated panel, Lluis Bardet sits down with industry leaders throughout Latin America to discuss why the region has been so quick to adopt Web3, and where opportunities lie.
As we move to a more automated world, the ability for users to trust the web is ever-more important. Web3 is an important mission for us all as citizens and users.
Meet our Base Camp 5 startups, The Open Metaverse Cohort…
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 […]
Why we invested in Boson? The trillion dollar dCommerce opportunity.
Boson Protocol is to dCommerce what stablecoins were to the DeFi stack – the catalyst for an ecosystem of highly specialised, yet complimentary and composable protocols. On the question of what to do with Big Tech The Web’s ecommerce platform monopolies, like Amazon in The West and Alibaba in Asia, are often referred to […]
Base Camp greets its Fourth Cohort: Defi, NFTs, identity, and more…
As we pass through Crypto Spring it’s time for Base Camp to support the next 11 companies in our cohort running January – May 2021 we’re kicking off with a number of firsts. Our first investment going to a team on the African continent, our first Outlier Ventures spin-out in Base Camp, and, unusually for […]
Thick Clients, Thin Servers aka Web3
We got excited about Bitcoin all those years ago and thought it might be possible to use the same technology for services beyond electronic cash. The vision (for some) is web services that bypass a network or database administrator (the Government, Central Banks, Facebook) and prevent any sort of censorship, blocking, or cancelling.
Outlier Ventures announce our first dev con Diffusion 2019 alongside 15 of the world’s most promising tokenised protocols
350 developers will apply to test their skills to hack using 25m+ lines of open source code over a 2 day period for thousands in prizes Hack teams will be drawn from some of the worlds largest corporations, technical universities, leading dev shops and the crypto scenes best indie Github contributors The first protocols to […]
Outlier Ventures and 18 organisations launch The Convergence Alliance to enable a new open data economy
A group of leading enterprise partners, venture capitalists, technologists, start-ups and academic Institutions join forces to better leverage blockchain to pioneer the next phase of The Web The 18 global founding members of The Convergence Alliance include; Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories T-Labs, SAP, InMotion powered by Jaguar Land Rover, Smart Dubai, Imperial College London, Frankfurt […]
Outlier Ventures wins ‘Hottest Blockchain Investor 2019’ at The Europas Awards
After an intense round of public voting and judge’s deliberations, the winners were announced on the 27th of June at The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups 2019 where Outlier Ventures won the award for Hottest Blockchain Investor. [ovgallery id=”5JCsLsPC”] Outlier Ventures Business Development Manager Catherine Thomas alongside Managing Partner Stephan Apel accepted the award […]
Outlier Ventures Head of Crypto-economics team wins Award
The Enterprise Blockchain Awards (EBA) in April unveiled the winners including Outlier Ventures Head of Crypt-economics, Eden Dhaliwal, at a gala ceremony in downtown Toronto. The Ceremony, which took place on the 24th of April, brought together the brightest and best of the international community. The gala featured a special performance by award-winning musician and […]
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.
Outlier Ventures joins the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
Firms’ experts will share knowledge and advocate for blockchain adoption across financial markets London (November 28, 2017) — We are pleased to announce that Outlier Ventures, the leading blockchain and Web 3.0 venture capital firm, has joined the non-profit trade association the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance as a corporate member. Outlier brings a wealth of experience in […]
Why We’re Investing in… Botanic & SEED Token
[image id=’807′] 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 […]