Each of the 4 teams will receive a funding of $100,000, the maximum amount offered, a certain sign for the excellent quality of the selected projects and the level of their experience. Every seed investment is connected to a set of milestones that are discussed and agreed with the teams. On top that each team will receive legal and marketing aid, as well as heads-on business development guidance through all stages of their growth.
“Since its foundation, the mission of æternity Ventures is to enrich the blockchain space constantly and ensure that the ideas worth hearing will be heard”, said Nikola Stojanow, CBO of æternity Blockchain and CEO of æternity Ventures. “It is exciting to follow the growth of these four high-quality projects with the potential to disrupt industries on a global scale! They would have a meaningful impact on the entire æternity ecosystem – the ultimate reward for me and the whole æternity Ventures team.”
The second edition of Starfleet accelerator started in March 2019 with 14 blockchain startups from all over the world, from which only 8 were invited to pitch on the final Demo day in April.
In the end, 4 teams were selected for an investment offer. Тhe 4 startups receiving investment from æternity Ventures include event ticketing provider, satellite data marketplace, blockchain game, and decentralized freelancing platform:
Abend from Germany is a cashless, user-friendly, on-site payment platform whose prototype is already running on æternity blockchain.
The team behind the project engages to create “own little economy” for the music events segment internationally.
The Croatian Cryptotask is urging the long-awaited freelancing revolution by creating a task-oriented, easy to use, decentralized freelancing task market with advanced dispute resolution system built-in (something like Upwork but much better and on æternity blockchain).
Cryptic Legends (Malta/Serbia) is blockchain-based hero management, battle simulation game set in an ancient fantasy world.
Aside from selling legends/heroes directly to the players, Cryptic Legends aims to provide the option for trading heroes between players.
The Bulgarian project, Homeport is an open marketplace for ground station capacity and data storage based on smart contracts. It is focusing on the efficient collection of satellite data, including earth imaging, atmospheric data, broadband internet, and maritime comms, using a decentralized global teleport.
Delivering Working Versions
After receiving the first tranche of the funding, each team has a period of 6 months to deliver a working product or a beta version of their project with users operating on æternity Blockchain.
Further, to reach these milestones, the 4 start-ups will be guided by æternity Ventures in all areas needed, including media relations, pitching to investors, tooling, blockchain infrastructure, æternity apps architecture, token economics, and business model.