Blockchain Venture Builders | Startup Studios, Foundries and Accelerators

List of Blockchain Venture Builders, Incubators & Accelerators

List of startup studios, venture builders, foundries and accelerators in the blockchain technology space worldwide.


 

Blockchain Tech Startup Studios, Foundries and Accelerators

Company Focus Geo Funding
Ledger Project

Ledger Project is an EU-funded venture builder for human-centric solutions in the blockchain space. They are currenntly building a portfolio of MVPs built around privacy by design, openness and citizen data sovereignity. Ledger Project receives funding from the EU and has the total of 5.6 MM EUR to invest. There is network access, partnerships, mentoring and experts available for each venture it supports.


// Marked as "open-call"

Primarily  Builder


Focus: Business Network, Investor, Startup Studio, Advisory


EU

Raised funding 6.304284 MM USD

Ledger Project invested in 1st open call ends 30 April 2019: https://ledger-open-call.fundingbox.com/.

Ledger Project partnered with IOTA Foundation , decode, c-voucher, RobotUnion, Telefonica Open Innovation, bottish association.

Thesis

Thesis is a creative venture studio that focuses on how to bridge the crypto/real-world purchase gap. They mainly work with public blockchains, a lot with bitcoin. Part of their work ventures into enabling private data storage on public blockchains. Thesis follows the venture builder model, they participate in the actual building of the tech and are backed by larger organizations. Their main verticals are Data, Payments and Gaming.


// Marked as "hiring"

Primarily  Builder


Focus: Venture Builder, Startup Studio, Investor, Public Blockchains


Atlanta, US

Thesis invested in Fold App, Keep Network.

Thesis partnered with Andreesen Horowitz, Polychain, Draper Associates, DHVC.

Personalities involved in Thesis include Matt Luongo, Corbin Pon, Michael Gluzman, Andrew Nalbland.

Next Big Thing AG

Next Big Thing (NBT) is a Berlin-based IoT and blockchain company builder and VC. NBT focuses mainly on IoT, sensors, data processing and smart contracts. The model NBT follows is not that of full-fetched dedicated startup building with entrepreneurs in residence, but one of co-founding with equity stakes and strong advisory through a network of partners. Key NBT employees are very active and influential in Berlin’s startup and innovation space.


// Marked as "hiring"

Primarily  Builder


Focus: Startup Studio, Investor, IoT - AI - Blockchain


Germany

Next Big Thing AG invested in AssistMe.io, metr.systems, weeve.network, NRGEN, EverTrace.io.

Personalities involved in Next Big Thing AG include Harald Zapp, Jasmin Skenderi, Sandra Panknin, Michael Bommer, Martin Buhl.

Outlier Ventures

Outlier Ventures is an investor and builder focusing on IoT, AI, blockchain and broadly any kind of distributed or tokenized systems. They have offices in London, Chicago and Toronto and are very open to new pitches. They do not provide dedicated entrepreneurs in residence but they invest and their investees benefit from their extensive network of partners. The company is also active in the research area and organizes webinars and events.


// Marked as "hiring"

Primarily  Investor


Focus: Investor, Partner, Advisor


UK, USA & CA

Outlier Ventures invested in IOTA, DEX Data Marketplace, Sovrin identity management, FetchAI, OrbitDB.

Personalities involved in Outlier Ventures include Jamie Burke, Stephan Apel, Aron van Ammers, Rumi Morales.

Starkus

Starkus is a venture builder and advisory for startups that provides backoffice support & expertise for new ventures in the blockchain tech industry. They specialize in strategizing, audits and legal advisory but they do not provide funding or entrepreneurs in residence.

Primarily  Advisor


Focus: Consultancy, Advisory


Argentina

Personalities involved in Starkus include Brian Prilick, Cesar Levene, Nicolas Belgrano, Bernardo Chapar.

Catena Capital

Catena is a German blockchain startup builder and investor, actively sourcing projects in scalability, identity management, KYC, AdTech and blockchain-based marketplaces. Catena provides entrepreneurs in residence, ICO service and full legal and operational support for new entrants. They also run a coworking office with event space in Berlin - the CryptoTank.

Primarily  Builder


Focus: Venture Builder, ICO Accelerator


Germany

Catena Capital invested in Herdius, Cryptonator1337.

Personalities involved in Catena Capital include Miriam Neubauer, Michael Ambros, Gunther Schmidt, Fabian Spielberger.

Coinsilium

Coinsilium is a venture builder, investor and advisor, supporting early-stage blockchain technology companies and the digital token economy. They were the first global blockchain accelerator to IPO already back in 2015. Coinsilium invested in projects like Factom, Rootstock or Elevate Health.

Primarily  Investor


Focus: Investing, Startup Builder, Consultancy, Seed Funding


UK & Gibraltar

Coinsilium invested in Factom, Rootstock, Elevate Health.

Personalities involved in Coinsilium include Eddy Travia, Malcolm Palle.

SSG Management

SSG is a global venture builder & startup advisory that entered the blockchain tech space in 2018.

Primarily  Builder


Focus: Startup Studio, Venture Management


UK & USA

SSG Management partnered with SwissOne Capital.

 

 

LIST OF BLOCKCHAIN VENTURE BUILDERS, INCUBATORS & ACCELERATORS

Company Focus Funding
Web3 Ventures

Primary Focus: Accelerator

N/A

Web3 Ventures is located in Amsterdam.

Chicago Bitcoin Center

Primary Focus: Accelerator

N/A

Chicago Bitcoin Center is located in Chicago.

Chicago Blockchain Center

Primary Focus: Accelerator

N/A

Chicago Blockchain Center is located in Chicago.

HODL.vc

Primary Focus: Accelerator

N/A

HODL.vc is located in London.

Scalable Labs

Primary Focus: Accelerator

N/A

Scalable Labs is located in Orange County.

TheFactory

Primary Focus: Accelerator

N/A

TheFactory is located in Oslo.

Dignyfy

Primary Focus: Accelerator

N/A

Dignyfy is located in Remote.

Unbank.Ventures

Primary Focus: Accelerator

N/A

Unbank.Ventures is located in San Francisco.

Society3 Group

Primary Focus: Accelerator

N/A

Society3 Group is located in San Francisco.

IdeaFounder Capital

Primary Focus: Accelerator

N/A

IdeaFounder Capital is located in Seattle.

AppWorks

Primary Focus: Accelerator

N/A

AppWorks is located in Taiwan.

The Blockchain Disruptors Initiative

Primary Focus: Accelerator

N/A

The Blockchain Disruptors Initiative is located in West Palm Beach.

Blocksmatter

Primary Focus: Accelerator

N/A

Blocksmatter is located in Zurich.

Startup Growth Advisors

Primary Focus: Accelerator

N/A

Blockchain Hub Prague

Primary Focus: Accelerator

N/A

Blockchain Centre Vilnius

Primary Focus: Accelerator

N/A

 

 

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Perlin

AI

Perlin is a blockchain AI-focused startup that is working with redundant power in common smart devices.

Published November 16, 2018 by Diana (Editor)
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Universal Protocol Platform

INTEROPERABILITY

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Published August 25, 2018 by JMT
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Lexit

M&A

LEXIT is platform for the mergers and acquisitions on blockchain, dealing with trading of intellectual property or whole businesses.

Published August 25, 2018 by Diana (Editor)
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The global fintech market saw a period of consolidation in 2018, which is exactly what we saw also in terms of price evaluation of crypto assets. In spite of the “crypto winter”, which is apparently how the year 2018 will enter history, it cannot be stressed enough that the fintech industry is booming. Blockchain technology...

Editor's note: Fintechs did what every sensible crypto business did during the slumber: They used the void to build things.

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New Horizons in Fintech for 2019: Payments, Data and Partnerships [Infographic]

The global fintech market saw a period of consolidation in 2018, which is exactly what we saw also in terms of price evaluation of crypto assets. In spite of the “crypto winter”, which is apparently how the year 2018 will enter history, it cannot be stressed enough that the fintech industry is booming. Blockchain technology...

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Crypto-Backed Loans Similar to PayPal Credit Are Coming

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Crypto Business Intelligence - Full Data Files

Amber

AI

Amber video is a project of Unveiled Labs Inc and develops video deepfake detection using AI and blockchain.

Published March 05, 2019 by Chris A.
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Skaly

E-HEALTH

Full data file for Skaly, the IOTA-based health data project for the insurance industry.

Published January 25, 2019 by Diana (Editor)
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Centrifuge

SUPPLY CHAIN

Centrifuge blockchain is an open decentralized operating system to globally connect active parties in supply chain.

Published November 26, 2018 by Diana (Editor)
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Perlin

AI

Perlin is a blockchain AI-focused startup that is working with redundant power in common smart devices.

Published November 16, 2018 by Diana (Editor)
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we.trade

TRADE FINANCE

Joint venture of bank giants like HSBC and Deutsche, we.trade is a blockchain trade finance consortium focusing on SMEs.

Published November 03, 2018 by Diana (Editor)
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Fidelity

INSTITUTIONAL TRADING

Fidelity is an asset management firm founded in 1946 that recently announced a cryptoasset custody product.

Published October 16, 2018 by Diana (Editor)
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Numerai

INSTITUTIONAL TRADING

Numerai is a crowd-sourced AI-run hedge fund and Erasure marketplace that provides free data feeds for machine learning, leveraging structure-preserving encryption.

Published October 12, 2018 by Diana (Editor)
#BusinessOfCrypto

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Bakkt

INSTITUTIONAL TRADING

Bakkt is the regulated business crypto custody and trading solution available for investors with at least 25 BTC, waiting for regulatory approval in the US.

Published September 25, 2018 by Chris A.
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Etheremon

GAMING

Etheremon is blockchain game creating decentralized world of Ether monsters that players can collect, train, trade or let them collect tradable ETH tokens.

Published September 18, 2018 by JMT
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NagriTech

ITO

NagriTech is Irish agritech company producing organic fertilizers that has a crypto token, NagriCoin, with a successful initial token offering in 2018.

Published September 11, 2018 by Diana (Editor)
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Wyre

REMITTANCE

Wyre (SendWyre) is a blockchain technology initiative for compliant decentralized trading, supported by the DCG or Tim Draper.

Published September 04, 2018 by Diana (Editor)
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SatoshiLabs

WALLET

SatoshiLabs is the company behind Trezor wallet that has been around since the very early days of crypto.

Published August 29, 2018 by Diana (Editor)
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Universal Protocol Platform

INTEROPERABILITY

Universal Protocol platform is developing the Proxy token, custody-based and business-ready solution for blockchain interoperability.

Published August 25, 2018 by JMT
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Lexit

M&A

LEXIT is platform for the mergers and acquisitions on blockchain, dealing with trading of intellectual property or whole businesses.

Published August 25, 2018 by Diana (Editor)
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Yincubator

INVESTOR

Independent investment firm with extensive business network, venturing into AI and fintech.

Published August 09, 2018 by JMT
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Zilliqa

DAPP PLATFORM

Zilliqa is the scalable and secure blockchain platform for hosting decentralized applications

Published August 08, 2018 by Chris A.
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ZED Network

REMITTANCE

ZED Network is regulated blockchain remittance project on Stellar blockchain.

Published August 04, 2018 by JMT
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Covesting

BEGINNER RETAIL TRADERS

Digital currency trading platform focused on copy trading, former Saxo Bank trading salesmen in the lead.

Published July 13, 2018 by JMT
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Adbank

ADVERTISING

Adbank crypto intelligence. Company, partnerships, social media presence and influence, airdrop and PR achievements.

Published July 11, 2018 by Chris A.
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ChiliZ

TOKENIZATION

Business and social data about Chiliz platform and related fintech business: People, partnerships, social media audience, influence.

Published July 05, 2018 by Chris A.
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Published January 23, 2019 by Chris A.
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Etheremon is the first dApp Game to integrate with Kyber Network’s liquidity protocol

Kyber Network enables users to pay in ERC-20 tokens, making it very convenient for them to access services in blockchain game dApps.

Published September 18, 2018 by JMT
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Sports industry can now link the real-world with blockchain through voting tokens

The rise of blockchain technology business might have started with fully digital platforms and dApps but non-digital companies are finally catching up.

Published July 05, 2018 by Diana (Editor)
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NagriCoin Project Update: Biotech Token Struck Deal With Pecun.io

Pecunio closed a deal with NagriCoin - a biotech company that as a token sale instead of IPO - citing the rarity of having a non-digital industry represented on the blockchain.

Published June 30, 2018 by JMT
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New online banking app from France is open to self-employed but not to crypto customers

Shine, the new French banking app, is open to self-employed applicants.

Published June 17, 2018 by JMT
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SEC: Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are not securities; market rebounds

Quick debrief on some other topics that emerged as the SEC ruled BTC and ETH not a security.

Published June 14, 2018 by Chris A.
Editor's note: The good news moved the cryptomarkets significantly. Tagged as Regulations

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Comparing Forex Market with Cryptocurrency Markets [Infographic]

One of the few metrics that cryptocurrency markets have in common with the forex markets in 2018 is the high percentage of total trades being located on few most popular markets.

Published June 10, 2018 by Guest
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New business angle for marketing agencies

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Published May 31, 2018 by Chris A.
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Published May 31, 2018 by JMT
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