Why we invested in Koii

Decentralization, as a concept and ideal, goes beyond blockchain protocols and tokens that run on smart contracts. One network that is expanding the definition of what the Open Metaverse can be is Koii, a decentralized storage platform that envisions itself as “Web3, for everyone.” Rather than paying dividends to miners and node-runners, as many blockchain […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Meet our latest venture: Fetch.AI

Firstly it’s a great pleasure to finally be able to talk about this project. At Outlier Ventures we have been working intensively with the team (in stealth) for over 14 months, the longest of any of our advisory projects to date. Because it’s been ‘dark’ during that time, except for a few select enterprise partners, it has created a lot of mystique and curiosity.

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 […]