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Tachyon is an accelerator for early-stage blockchain and Web 3.0 startups

What We Do

Twice a year, we bring together a highly selective group of founders for an intense 12-week sprint to hone their value proposition, test their assumptions with real customers, and prepare for the next phase of investment and growth. Together with our global network of experts and advisors, our experience building pillars of the core blockchain development suite, and a wide array of industry partners, we help guide founders in building validated, market-ready Web 3.0 businesses.

“Built by Entrepreneurs, for Entrepreneurs”

In-the-trenches Advice: We are founders. We’ve been founders. And we give our founders advice as entrepreneurs who have been in the trenches building companies.

Transforming Engineers into Entrepreneurs: We help highly technical founders become better startup founders.

Do As I Do, Not As I Say: We don’t give our founders any advice that we don’t do ourselves. We set the bar for excellence in how our team operates.

Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator

The Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator is a full-time, fully remote program dedicated to startups building more open, interoperable, and programmable tools, infrastructure, and applications for the distributed and decentralized web.

We support projects that build on and bridge the IPFS, Filecoin, and Ethereum communities and the tools, middleware, and applications enabling them.

Applications for our Winter 2021 cohort are now open. Teams from around the globe will be provided funding, mentorship, benefits, and programming around business and blockchain-specific issues, culminating in a Demo Day and post-program fundraising support kicking off in early 2022.

Teams will be able to leverage access to the ConsenSys and Protocol Labs networks, technical know-how and expertise.

Global teams receive:

  • Funding : $120K for 7% equity. Tachyon invests upto $250K in your follow-on round coming out of Demo Day.

  • Global Community: Metamask, dYdX, Ethereal Ventures, and more

  • Tools: Infura, CDili (ConsenSys Diligence) and more

  • Mentorship from Experienced Entrepreneurs: Idle, Valise, Textile.io, and more

  • Programming around business and blockchain-specific issues

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • Application Deadline: No deadline to apply, accepting applications on rolling basis.

  • Interviews & Cohort Selection: Rolling interviews, selection decisions by Dec 31st, 2021

  • Program Dates: Starts from Early January 2022 (12 weeks)

Our program mentors and speakers represent some of the most influential contributors to Web 3.0

DAVID GOGEL
DAVID GOGEL

Growth Lead, dYdX

JACOB CANTELE
JACOB CANTELE

Head of Product, MetaMask

TOM SHAUGHNESSY
TOM SHAUGHNESSY

Co-Founder, Delphi Digital

JUAN BENET
JUAN BENET

Founder & CEO, Protocol Labs

JENNIFER
JENNIFER

Co-Founder at MintGate

JOSEPH LUBIN
JOSEPH LUBIN

Founder, ConsenSys & Co-Founder, Ethereum

MIKE GOELZER
MIKE GOELZER

General Management, Protocol Labs

PHILIPP BANHARDT
PHILIPP BANHARDT

Advisor, Filecoin Foundation

LORENZO SANTOS
LORENZO SANTOS

Product Growth, Consensys

ZX ZHANG
ZX ZHANG

Network Design & Engineering, Protocol Labs

PRANEETH SRIKANTI
PRANEETH SRIKANTI

Principal, ConsenSys Investments

JESSE WALDEN
JESSE WALDEN

Founder & Managing Partner, Variant Fund

And our notable alumni remain connected to the community, serving as mentors to the new cohorts

Transak
PieDAO
Idle
Power Loom
MintGate
Textile
Outlet Finance
Valist

Have Questions?

View our FAQ to learn more about the program. You can also book a 1-1 Zoom call with Tachyon staff to know more.

Tachyon Team

GABRIEL ANDERSON
GABRIEL ANDERSON

Managing Director

Gabriel is a serial entrepreneur with specialties in early-stage growth, customer acquisition, and business development. He's a 3x founder, 2x intrepreneur has built startups that scaled +100M MAUs and advised countless that have successfully raised/exited
SHAUN JOHNSON
SHAUN JOHNSON

Program Director

Shaun brings a wealth of experience in the startup acceleration space, having built programs internationally, mentored at dozens, now transferring it all into Web3. Shaun is a board member of NY Tech Alliance and teaches Entrepreneurship at Parsons.
SHAWN CHENG
SHAWN CHENG

Mesh Partner, Portfolio Management & Alumni Support

Shawn leads our alumni relations, Demo Day and closed-door Investor Day for Tachyon. As Mesh Partner he handles Portfolio Management, and focuses on our strategic initiatives like best in class partnerships, DAOs, NFTs and the overarching blockchain space.
PRASHANT SHARMA
PRASHANT SHARMA

Associate Program Director

Prashant is an Aerospace engineer turned entrepreneur with prior experience in building & scaling products in the blockchain industry. His area of expertise are sales & growth hacking and he previously worked at Polygon.