Outlier Ventures ramps up Polygon startup ecosystem, launches Polygon x Base Camp Accelerator

By: Daniela Kirova
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on Oct 18, 2021
  • The value locked in the Polygon ecosystem exceeds $10 billion
  • Accelerator program to support founders with token design and implementation, fundraising, community growth
  • Projects selected to focus on infrastructure, DeFi, NFTs and gaming, middleware, and services

Outlier Ventures is scaling the largest multi-chain ecosystem of founders, investors, and experts in Web3. The Polygon (MATIC/USD) ecosystem emerged in 2021 as a core hub to scale apps based on Ethereum (ETH/USD). The value locked in the ecosystem exceeds $10 billion.

Outlier announces Polygon x Base Camp Accelerator

Outlier’s Polygon x Base Camp Accelerator, its third ecosystem cohort after the Polkadot (DOT/USD) and Filecoin (FIL/USD) Base Camp accelerators, is now open for applications. The intensive program will be launched at the start of next year. It will accept as many as eight teams.

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The program aims to support founders with token design and implementation, fundraising, community growth, governance, business model innovation, and more.

The accelerator will also help founders who are developing their projects within the framework of Outlier Ventures’ Open Metaverse thesis with a toolkit for user-centered design alternatives based on the principle of sovereignty of data, identity, and funds.

Jamie Burke, founder and CEO of Outlier Ventures, commented on the collaboration:

Polygon have helped take the Ethereum ecosystem to the next level, making entirely new use cases possible that require ultra-low fee and high throughput transactions, so it was a natural partner for us to help accelerate the Web3 ecosystem.

Sandeep Nailwal, cofounder of Polygon, added:

As the leading solution for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development, It is vital to support and encourage development on Polygon as the network becomes essential for broader Web 3 growth. As such, we’re delighted that Polygon has been chosen for Outlier’s latest Accelerator program. Following the successes of the previous accelerators, we have high hopes that the program will discover the best the Polygon network has to offer to help drive developer activity and expedite ecosystem growth.

The projects selected for the program will involve a focus on the following tools and use cases:

Infrastructure

  • Developer tools and smart contracts
  • B2B solutions & services supporting Polygon
  • File storage
  • DAO infrastructure
  • IoT infrastructure
  • Oracles and data curation
  • and more  

NFTs & Gaming

  • NFT franchises and media studios
  • Play-to-earn games
  • NFT marketplaces
  • No-loss lotteries
  • Decentralized music royalties
  • and more

DeFi

  • Decentralized banks and related services
  • Yield aggregators
  • Crowdfunding DApps
  • ESCROW services supporting Polygon
  • and more

Middleware

  • Wallets and access services cross chain
  • Sustainability and environmental impact
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