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.

Batch 3 End-of-Cohort Gathering

The teams are:

Automata NetworkDecentralized service protocol that provides middleware-like traceless privacy services for dApps on Ethereum and Polkadot to achieve privacy, high assurance and frictionless computation.

Basin LogixPlatform 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 CountryStart your own bit country for your fans with a metaverse, token economy & governance.

CoinruleCatches the next market opportunity on your behalf by automating your investments.

CryptoIndexSeriesProvides institutional-grade, AI-powered data, tools and analytics to crypto market professionals.

CryptoMarket/NanoBankLATAM-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 EntitiesFast legal entity formation services for crypto users & DAOs.

HydraDXAn application-specific blockchain for DeFi focused on providing deep cross-chain liquidity via Omnipool with tight spreads and the highest possible execution reliability.

KanbeeAutomated budgeting app that incentivizes good personal financial habits and earns you interest while you budget.

KladeDerivatives that allow bitcoin miners to hedge against bitcoin difficulty increases to maintain profitability and allow anyone to invest in BTC difficulty derivatives.

Kylin NetworkThe data infrastructure for DeFi and Web 3.0 powered by Polkadot, offering instantaneous, reliable, and valid on/off-chain market and social data sources.

LitentryCross-chain identity aggregation protocol that enables identity linking across different networks, facilitating decentralization and transparency in identity credit computation.

Manta NetworkThe first plug-and-play interoperable privacy protocol for the entire DeFi stack, leveraging zkSNARK for scalable, algorithmic privacy.

OnFinality & SubQuery NetworkSupporting 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.

ParaStateFirst 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.

ReSourceEnabling businesses access to a complementary line of credit that they can spend with each other in a closed network; built on Celo.

RevixPlatform 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-OraclesBringing on-chain oracle data ‘closer to the data faucet’, to enable trustless, transparent, efficient, and immutably secure data feeds into blockchains.

UtrustThe 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 xcelerator@berkeley.edu.

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.

Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator

Joint venture by three premier campus organizations propelling blockchain entrepreneurs and scholars

Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator

We provide non-dilutive support for selected teams, providing access to resources both on and off campus. Our motive is purely to advance technology, create new ventures and support researchers.

Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator

Written by

A partnership between Berkeley Engineering’s Sutardja Center, Blockchain at Berkeley, and Berkeley Haas

Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator

We provide non-dilutive support for selected teams, providing access to resources both on and off campus. Our motive is purely to advance technology, create new ventures and support researchers.

Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Learn more

Follow the writers, publications, and topics that matter to you, and you’ll see them on your homepage and in your inbox. Explore

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic. Write on Medium

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store