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. In this piece, Program Manager Elliot Leimer discusses the role that NFTs can play in helping artists make a living from their work

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 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 […]