The College of California Berkeley has announced the 17 latest startups accepted within the & # 39; Blockchain Xcelerator & # 39; program.
They embody a cannabis-themed mass multiplayer on-line recreation (MMO) and reverse public sale mortgage platform. Entry to the incubator's cohort within the spring of 2020 was very aggressive with solely 12% of the 140 startups signing up to achieve success.
The accelerator is a collaboration between Berkeley Engineering & # 39; s Sutardja Heart for Entrepreneurship and Expertise, the Blockchain at Berkeley pupil group and the Haas College of Enterprise.
Pot farming recreation affords & # 39; actual hashish rewards & # 39;
One of the new startups is Nugbase – an Ethereum-based MMO for hashish cultivation, with over 1,000 present customers. The Nugbase web site states that customers are & # 39; Flower Playing cards & # 39; collections that may be elevated of their digital surroundings and that customers may be "rewarded with actual hashish".
The incubator additionally welcomed Calypso – a reverse public sale platform that goals to extend competitors within the mortgage market by making a market the place lenders bid on mortgage proposals ready by debtors.
Different profitable start-ups embody Arterra, which creates a non-fungible token platform that goals to foster engagement between eSports, sports activities entities and their followers; platforms for the preservation of digital belongings and cost platforms Finoa; in addition to Snowball Cash, which makes funding automation software program.
Member of first cohort raises $ 4.three million in funding
UC Berkeley launched its blockchain accelerator in late January 2019 and included a second cohort in October 2019.
Final month, Anchain, a primary cohort blockchain evaluation agency, secured $ 4.three million in a pre-A fundraising spherical led by Susquehanna Worldwide Group and Amino Capital.