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 […]

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 are nominated for the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2019

This Award recognises the investment in an early stage entrepreneur that has embraced the power of deep technologies such as AI, machine learning, IOT or robotics to converge with key sectors and industries to achieve fundamental breakthroughs to key social or global challenges or needs. Our company, Outlier Ventures, was the main investor and have […]

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.

Why we are investing in Ocean Protocol

THE PROBLEM   The world has a data problem. The more we create, the more we are forced to entrust it all to fewer data monopolies to profit from. Data is also siloed, and generally hosted on proprietary databases across vast systems, geographies and business units. Whilst there have been fixes and APIs that have […]

Why We’re Investing in…IOTA

You don’t need me to tell you 2017 is, without doubt, going to be the ‘Year of the Token’. As investors, we have patiently watched from the sideline whilst for the first time ICOs raised more money than was invested by VCs in ‘blockchain’ startups in this last quarter. This fundamentally rewrites how capital is […]

Lawrence Lundy Joins Outlier Ventures

Blockchains are not just the next growth market or investment opportunity; they are the most significant democratising force in history. With this is mind, I am joining Outlier Ventures to head up research and partnerships. I will split my time between providing research to our portfolio companies and exploring new investment opportunities and venture partnerships […]