Slicing the crypto pie

Carolina Soto
Sep 19, 2018 · 3 min read

innogy InnoHub, Catena Capital, Point Nine Capital, Iconiq Lab & Longhash

Venture capitalists, crypto investors, crypto accelerators, your annoying co-worker who says he got into crypto since 2000 when it wasn’t even a thing, your grandma. Everyone wants a piece of the crypto pie.

As blockchain technologies gradually become more viable, and the tech world develops a sweet tooth for the crypto pie, there is a new wave of investors and accelerators appearing to service this growing ecosystem.

But the amount of blockchain and crypto companies popping around the world is overwhelming and picking the best and brightest projects from a basket full of failing projects and scams has made cherry picking more important than ever.

Can accelerators provide a quality label for startups to transition into a safer ecosystem where institutional investors can also participate? Would this increase the success rate and image of ICOs? What’s the perspective of crypto funds and classical VCs?

Join us, learn, and discuss with us.

On September 20th, we are bringing together five panelists of Berlin’s crypto ecosystem on stage.

Speakers

Agenda

18.30 — Doors open, networking

19.00 — Intro from speakers

19.15 — Panel discussion

20.00 — Networking & drinks


innogy Innovation Hub

The innogy Innovation Hub drives game-changing ideas that can revolutionise an existing business model or industry permanently. It is actively looking to invest in start-ups that have already demonstrated their value in the market and have the potential for exponential growth, with the innogy Innovation Hub as their partner of choice. It is funded by innogy SE, a leading German energy company with revenue of around €43 billion (2017), more than 42,000 employees and activities in 16 countries across Europe.

Catena Capital

CatenaCapital is one of the first German accelerators focused on backing and growing blockchain and cryptocurrency companies from the earliest days on, up to an ICO. We are backed by some of Germany’s most successful entrepreneurs, and support founders who dare to imagine a world based on decentralized systems. Recent investments: herdius.com

LongHash

LongHash is a platform for accelerating the development and understanding of blockchain technology. LongHash’s data journalism platform provides original, independent article to understand what the blockchain hype is about and LongHash incubators provide full range of support for start-ups in the field of funding, consulting, legal service, operation, exchange etc.

Iconiq Lab

Founded in early 2017, Iconiq Lab is the world’s first decentralized venture capital (VC) group, powered by the token sale accelerator program. Companies issuing their own tokens and blockchain solutions are provided with the tools and guidance needed to successfully raise capital to fulfil their vision.

To date, we have had over 500 applications of which our investment committee has selected 9 to join the program. Members enjoy exposure to some of the most promising ventures graduating our accelerator. Exclusive token pre-sales are available with the highest discounts to ICNQ token holders. Over €1 million has been committed to the companies in the program. Iconiq Lab is a portfolio company and strategic partner of FinLab AG, a German publicly traded Fintech investor and company builder.

Point Nine Capital

Point Nine is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Berlin with roughly €200 million under management. As early backers of SaaS companies like Algolia, Typeform and Zendesk they are best known for their SaaS focus and expertise.

Being in the blockchain space as an investor since 2015, investments in Chainalysis and Bitbond.

Carolina Soto

Written by

Innovation scout & Portfolio Manager @ innogy Innovation Hub

innogy Innovation Hub

The innogy Innovation Hub drives game-changing ideas that can revolutionise an existing business model or industry permanently. We are actively looking to invest in start-ups that have already demonstrated their value in the market and have the potential for exponential growth.

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