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.


 


On this blockchain business directory page:
- Blockchain Venture Builders
- Blockchain Incubators


 

Blockchain Startup Studios, Venture Builders

The venture builder model is far more hands-on than you might be used to from venture capital.

Startup studios, or startup builders, provide more than simply the funding for the upstart of a new company. Their specialty are the human resources needed to execute the actual startup building.

Usually venture builders work as loose, semi-independent structures. Experts on behalf of the studio will join the emerging company as "entrepreneurs-in-residence".

This approach is a good fit for blockchain technology industries where skilled professionals are still rare but deep insight into the technology is crucial.

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.

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.

Uniq Ventures

Uniq Ventures is a fintech venture builder following the classic startup studio model: They have in-house specialists who form, test and build their entrepreneurial ideas to form a successful venture in the space of fintech, insurtech and blockchain technology.


// Marked as "hiring"

Primarily  Builder


Focus: Venture Builder, Startup Studio, Public Blockchains


Barcelona, Spain

Personalities involved in Uniq Ventures include Andre Cacador.

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.

Realm Labs

Realm Labs is a venture builder and consulting agency that focuses on building dApps. They specialize in business-ready blockchains -  Ethereum, Hyperledger, Corda and Quorum.

Primarily  Consultant


Focus: dApp Development, Blockchains, Venture Builder


San Francisco, US

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.

 

 

Blockchain Incubators & Accelerators

Blockchain incubators, like technology incubators in general, don't get involved in the startup development nearly as much as venture builders.

Typically, an incubator or accelerator provides the early-stage startup company with work space plus some degree of backoffice and business support.

Incubators and accelerators therefore need to be quite well focused, because they are bringing a bunch of different startups to essentially a single office hub. This aspect is a great opportunity to form strategic partnerships if the participating startups all relate to the same industry but are not primary competitors.

For example, a startup that is developing a fintech dApp will benefit from alliance with an information security startup that has expertise in blockchain technology.

Company Focus Funding
Web3 Ventures

Web3 Ventures provide the business support for promising sustainable blockchain projects in the area of fintech and international trade. They provide guidance, security advisory and ICO management.

Primary Focus: Accelerator


Supply Chain Management, Trade Finance


Not published.

Web3 Ventures is located in Amsterdam.

Chicago Blockchain Center

Launched originally in 2015 as the Chicago Bitcoin Center. The hub provides educational resources, space and an ecosystem hub for all things blockchain.

Primary Focus: Incubator


Community, Education, Innovation


Not published.

Chicago Blockchain Center is located in Chicago.

Chicago Bitcoin Center

Primary Focus: Accelerator


Blockchains


Not published.

Chicago Bitcoin Center is located in Chicago.

HODL.vc

HODL is a venture capital fund and company builder with offices in New York City, London, and Seoul. We build and invest early with entrepreneurs that use digital assets and blockchain technology to solve real problems.

Primary Focus: Accelerator


Incubators, Venture Capital


Not published.

HODL.vc is located in London.

Scalable Labs

Incubator focusing on lean startups and freelancers that want to start in the blockchain technology. Provides tools, funding and networking opportunities. To apply, entrepreneurs must submit a feasible and well researched business model proposal that gets thoroughly vetted. After admission, funding is released by milestones (for instance after MVP completion). Startups that are part of Scalable Labs can leverage the pool of freelance talent that the incubator has at disposal.

Primary Focus: Incubator


Startups


Not published.

Scalable Labs is located in Orange County, US.

TheFactory

The leading nordic tech incubator with a whole host of strategic partnerships and also accolades. They organize or take part events nearly every week, focusing on fintech, innovation and sustainability. Applications for new startups are open and available from the website. TheFactory provides workspace in central Oslo, legal help and backoffice support. Accepted startups receive funding through TheFactory angels (100-500k NOK).

Primary Focus: Accelerator


Fintech, Sustainability, Credit Risk, SMEs, Marketplaces


Not published.

TheFactory is located in Oslo, Norway.

TheFactory partnered with KPMG, Nordea, Santander, Oslo Fintech Hub.

Dignyfy

Dignyfy is a strategy hub specializing in Blockchain and dApp consulting, PR, Marketing, Education and Development.

Primary Focus: Accelerator


Consulting, Business Services, PR/Marketing


Not published.

Unbank.Ventures

A VC hub with three different tracks for early startups - Incubator, Accelerator and Venture Capital. Focuses on Fintech and Defi. In the Accelerator track they invest 75k USD into pre-seed ventures.

Primary Focus: Accelerator


Incubator, Accelerator, Venture Capital


Not published.

Unbank.Ventures is located in San Francisco, US.

Society3 Group

Accelerator focusing on developing countries.

Primary Focus: Accelerator


Startup mentoring, Community


Not published.

Society3 Group is located in San Francisco, US.

IdeaFounder Capital

Focused on high-tech - AI, cryptography, virtual reality.

Primary Focus: Accelerator


AI, cryptography, virtual reality


Not published.

IdeaFounder Capital is located in Seattle.

AppWorks

Primary Focus: Accelerator


IoT


Not published.

AppWorks is located in Taiwan.

The Blockchain Disruptors Initiative

Primary Focus: Accelerator


Incubators


Not published.

The Blockchain Disruptors Initiative is located in West Palm Beach.

Blocksmatter

Primary Focus: Accelerator


Blockchains


Not published.

Blocksmatter is located in Zurich, Switzerland.

Startup Growth Advisors

Primary Focus: Accelerator


IoT


Not published.

Blockchain Hub Prague

Primary Focus: Accelerator

Not published.

Blockchain Hub Prague is located in Prague, Czechia.

Blockchain Centre Vilnius

Primary Focus: Accelerator


Knowledge Management


Not published.

 

 

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Bitrefill

ECOMMERCE

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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 Appell
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Skaly

E-HEALTH

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Published January 25, 2019 by Diana Trang
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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 Trang
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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 Trang
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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 Trang
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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 Trang
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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 Trang
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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 Appell
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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 Trang
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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 Trang
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SatoshiLabs

CUSTODY

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

Published August 29, 2018 by Diana Trang
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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 Trang
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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 Appell
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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 Appell
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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 Appell
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