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$10 Billion will be invested in blockchain projects in 2016 alone

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Vinay Gupta

The Blockchain can change… well everything.

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Robert D. Boroujerdi, Goldman Sachs

The Blockchain technological revolution will have as profound impact on every area of business as the Internet itself.

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William Mougayar

I hope to be a part of what could be a democratisation that helps to put more power and control back into the hands of the everyday citizen.

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Richard Branson

EDUCATING & CONNECTING FOR DEAL FLOW

Blockchain based startups spend a lot of time first explaining distributed ledgers, smart contracts and whether they are or aren’t involved in bitcoin before they get to pitch their actual use-case. This makes the process difficult and very time consuming.

Whilst this will change over time today those angel investors who would typically make early stage seed investments that also get blockchain are rare. This means the majority of startups in this space are self-funded through consultancy services, personal savings and / or friend & family loans. This is going to severely restrict the growth of ecosystem and its success to impact markets and raise the profile of the industry.

That’s why we exist. Ran by entrepreneurs and investors in the space we are developing a platform centred around events that first educates angels & VCs to give them the necessary knowledge and understanding to assess an opportunity and secondly get in front of the right startups to make investments.

We carefully select startups that are made up of credible teams, with great ideas well executed. We support and advise how to structure fundraising if required and match them to the right investors who are ready to invest. In return we ask for a finders fee of between 2.5% to 5% depending on the size of the deal and help with all the associated paper work.

We understand for many investors new to the blockchain space it is complex, highly technical and filled with politicised and contradictory opinion. And yet, to those in the know, it represents the single biggest investment opportunity since if Internet itself. In fact many are in agreement that it is perhaps an even greater one because it builds upon this first wave of innovation and has the power to disrupt even the disruptors. Some say it is the next Web.

As investors ourselves we have found once someone can get past the buzzwords and is given a clear commercial explanation of the basics when supported by real life use-cases they very quickly see the scale of the opportunity. It is this very process we facilitate through events.

Ran by experienced investors in the space we are developing a platform centred around first educating angels to give them the necessary knowledge and understanding to assess an opportunity and secondly hearing pitches from quality startups actively seeking investment.

We carefully curate events with hand picked startups we assess technically and commercially only made up of credible teams, with great ideas well executed.

We understand for many investors new to the blockchain space it is complex, highly technical and filled with politicised and contradictory opinion. And yet, to those in the know, it represents the single biggest investment opportunity since if Internet itself. In fact many are in agreement that it is perhaps an even greater one because it builds upon this first wave of innovation and has the power to disrupt even the disruptors. Some say it is the next Web.

As investors ourselves we have found once someone can get past the buzzwords and is given a clear commercial explanation of the basics when supported by real life use-cases they very quickly see the scale of the opportunity. It is this very process we facilitate through events.

Ran by experienced investors in the space we are developing a platform centred around first educating angels and VCs to give them the necessary knowledge and understanding to assess an opportunity and secondly hearing pitches from quality startups actively seeking investment with the right level of traction.

We carefully curate events with hand picked startups we assess technically and commercially only made up of credible teams, with great ideas well executed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Understanding blockchains workshop

A 20min session explaining the technical constituents parts and variations of blockchain technology including crypto-currencies, permissioned and unpermissioned distributed ledgers and smart contracts.

Investing in blockchain Session

We explain with research based reports and data where and from who investment has been in blockchain to date from both a global and regional perspective.

Investment Horizon Scan

We provide insight into where we see the greatest, yet untapped, opportunities for disruption and dis-intermediation by blockchain startups in the mid to long term.

Startup Pitches

We bring between three to four carefully selected blockchain based startups who are actively seeking investment to live pitch to an audience of now informed investors.

GET IN TOUCH

Jamie Burke

jb@outlierventures.io

+44 (0)7590 488502

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