dlab | December 2022 Updates: Holiday Edition

Nick Plante Dec 22 · 4 min read Happy holidays everyone! We’ll be keeping this one short but wanted to drop just a little bit of end-of-year cheer before we wrapped up annual operations here at dlab HQ. Despite macro-economic woes, the last couple months have been busier than ever for us and our portfolio … Read more

Launching on Milkomeda

Nick Plante Mar 24 · 3 min read Grant funding and founder fuel for startups building on Milkomeda C1, the new EVM-compatible Cardano sidechain https://www.milkomeda.com/accelerator As many of you know, Milkomeda is a new protocol for blockchain interoperability, delivering EVM-compatible Layer 2 solutions for alternative L1 blockchains. We’re proud to have been working with dcSpark, … Read more

Ventup Partners with Bridge Mutual to Create the Future of dApp Investing

VENT Finance and Bridge Mutual ($BMI) confirm a partnership for Ventup users to have risk coverage options for their investments. The insurance industry is a multi-trillion-dollar industry with an insurance cover for anything. From your car, your health, home, and life, today’s world offers a cover for virtually anything, including alien abduction. That’s right, if … Read more

Why digital startups are turning to crowd investing

If there’s one thing every startup needs (besides an MVP people actually want) it’s money. Since the explosion of startups over the last three decades, we’ve seen the rise of new forms of fundraising which eschew more traditional forms of investment like grants and Venture Capital. First, there was crowdfunding. Kickstarter started in 2009 offering … Read more

Builder Grants for DeFi & Web3

dlab: blockchain accelerator & venture studio Apr 28 · 4 min read Today we’re unveiling a new experiment we’ve been hatching with our partners at Advanced Blockchain: DeFi & Web3 Builder Grants. Builder Grants are for hackers and founders working on new ideas and projects in DeFi and Web3. Our goal for this collaboration is … Read more

dlab x Advanced Blockchain

Nick Plante Apr 14 · 1 min read dlab is excited to announce our latest partnership, with Advanced Blockchain AG, the publicly-listed blockchain development company. In addition to being significant investors in the Polkadot ecosystem, Advanced Blockchain also incubated blockchain IoT company Peaq, operate smart contract auditing firm Stela Labs, and have been technology and … Read more

Crypto During Coronavirus: Make The Right Decisions Now

Nick Plante Apr 16, 2020 · 4 min read It goes without saying that things have been a bit chaotic over the past few weeks. At dlab HQ in New York, our office is one of thousands that are closed amidst a city-wide shutdown the likes of which were difficult to imagine as little as … Read more

Introducing the Startups of dlab v2

Real-world use cases for crypto from globally distributed teams Nick Plante Dec 4, 2019 · 5 min read So much has happened since the launch of our first cohort of accelerator companies earlier this year. In the last six months we’ve seen several cryptocurrency market price movements (it’s never a dull day in this industry, … Read more