Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator Announces Selection of the 2021 Cohort
This year solidifies UC Berkeley’s continued momentum as a key hub for blockchain technology and innovation. Our 2021 Xcelerator Cohort application process was the most competitive to date, with over 200 applications for 21 coveted spots that represent diverse verticals, including DeFi, oracles, infrastructure, metaverses, sustainability, and novel crytpo investment tools. We could not be more excited to see what these innovative startups will do by leveraging our Xcelerator network of mentors, researchers, faculty, VCs, and student talent.
The teams are:
Automata Network — Decentralized service protocol that provides middleware-like traceless privacy services for dApps on Ethereum and Polkadot to achieve privacy, high assurance and frictionless computation.
Basin Logix — Platform that uses blockchain and water resource modeling to enable growers, water managers and regulators mitigate water supply uncertainty by facilitating trustless resource governance and management.
Bit Country — Start your own bit country for your fans with a metaverse, token economy & governance.
Coinrule — Catches the next market opportunity on your behalf by automating your investments.
CryptoIndexSeries — Provides institutional-grade, AI-powered data, tools and analytics to crypto market professionals.
CryptoMarket/NanoBank — LATAM-based, new financial system powered by digital assets to help people make P2P money transfers between countries through their digital wallet in real time at a low cost.
DataGateway — Building a Decentralized Internet Ecosystem and Cloud 3.0 Services Platform using IPFS and a multi-blockchain infrastructure.
Etherize Entities — Fast legal entity formation services for crypto users & DAOs.
HydraDX — An application-specific blockchain for DeFi focused on providing deep cross-chain liquidity via Omnipool with tight spreads and the highest possible execution reliability.
Kanbee — Automated budgeting app that incentivizes good personal financial habits and earns you interest while you budget.
Klade — Derivatives that allow bitcoin miners to hedge against bitcoin difficulty increases to maintain profitability and allow anyone to invest in BTC difficulty derivatives.
Kylin Network — The data infrastructure for DeFi and Web 3.0 powered by Polkadot, offering instantaneous, reliable, and valid on/off-chain market and social data sources.
Litentry — Cross-chain identity aggregation protocol that enables identity linking across different networks, facilitating decentralization and transparency in identity credit computation.
Manta Network — The first plug-and-play interoperable privacy protocol for the entire DeFi stack, leveraging zkSNARK for scalable, algorithmic privacy.
OnFinality & SubQuery Network — Supporting blockchain developers through a production-ready infrastructure, API insights, and analytics services to customers of all shapes and sizes, along with a multi-featured data service for the Substrate/Polkadot ecosystem.
ParaState — First Ethereum-compatible Substrate blockchain with next-gen EWASM smart contract implementation infrastructure in the Polkadot ecosystem; it’s Ethereum on Steroids, in popular programming languages.
PESA (formerly Wificoin) — Building a real world crypto economy that turns your mobile minutes and data into money and phone numbers into a cross-chain wallets.
ReSource — Enabling businesses access to a complementary line of credit that they can spend with each other in a closed network; built on Celo.
Revix — Platform that enables everyday people to invest in emerging themes, sectors and asset classes in an effortless way, with an initial focus on a variety of cryptoasset products.
Supra-Oracles — Bringing on-chain oracle data ‘closer to the data faucet’, to enable trustless, transparent, efficient, and immutably secure data feeds into blockchains.
Utrust — The best blockchain payment solution for the money of tomorrow, bridging digital currencies and e-commerce.
If you’d like more information on any of the above teams, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator is a joint venture by the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology in Berkeley Engineering, Berkeley Haas School of Business, and Blockchain at Berkeley, with the purpose of propelling blockchain entrepreneurs and scholars into the ecosystem.