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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.

Introducing the Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator, Powered by Tachyon

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.

Spring 2021 Cohort

The next cohort will run June through August 2021, with 20 teams from around the globe 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 September.

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

Applications open at 10 AM EST on April 12 and close at midnight EST on May 9. Apply now.

  • Dates: June - September 2021

  • Investment: $80k┬áper team

  • Location: Remote

Core Infrastructure & Dev Tooling

Core infrastructure, developer tooling, middleware, DeFi toolkits, databases, applications, data & analytics insights, and platforms that improve the experience of using and building on IPFS & Filecoin

Novel Web3 Interactions

Decentralized and verified storage at scale allows new and novel web3 interactions and web2 to web3 bridges including DataDAOs, data bounties, smart data supply chains, value attribution networks, cross-chain integrations, web3 decentralized protocols, etc

Expanding the Web3 User Base

Utilizing IPFS, Filecoin, and Ethereum as core Web3 infrastructure to build applications with strong end-user value props including decentralized video, music, file management applications, messaging and social media apps, games, marketplaces, NFTs, etc

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • Application Window: April 12 - May 9 (Midnight EST)

  • Interviews & Cohort Selection: Rolling interviews, selection decisions by May 31

  • Program Dates: Late-June - Early-September 2021

Program Mentors and Speakers

AIDAN HYMAN
AIDAN HYMAN
Co-founder & CEO, ChainSafe
ALEC WANTOCH
ALEC WANTOCH
CEO & Co-Founder, Valist.io & Tachyon Alumni
AMANDA CASSATT
AMANDA CASSATT
Co-Founder & CEO, Seratonin
ANDREW HILL
ANDREW HILL
CEO, Textile.io
ANGIE LAU
ANGIE LAU
Founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief, Forkast.News
ARJUN BHUPTANI
ARJUN BHUPTANI
Cofounder, Connext
AUSTIN GRIFFITH
AUSTIN GRIFFITH
Ethereum Foundation
BRADLEY KAM
BRADLEY KAM
Co-founder & CRO, Unstoppable Domains
BRIAN DELL
BRIAN DELL
Head of Productions, Lowe's Innovation Labs at Lowe's Companies, Inc.
COLIN EVRAN
COLIN EVRAN
Filecoin Ecosystem Lead, Protocol Labs
CURTIS SPENCER
CURTIS SPENCER
Partner & Co-founder, Electric Capital
DAN FINLAY
DAN FINLAY
Lead Developer, MetaMask
DANIEL HEYMAN
DANIEL HEYMAN
Co-Founder, Palm NFT Studio
DANNY ZUCKERMAN
DANNY ZUCKERMAN
Co-founder, 3Box
DAVID GOGEL
DAVID GOGEL
Growth Lead, dYdX
DAVID POST
DAVID POST
Managing Director, Chainlink Labs
DEVIN FINZER
DEVIN FINZER
Co-founder & CEO, OpenSea
ERIC TANG
ERIC TANG
Founder, Livepeer
EVIN McMULLEN
EVIN McMULLEN
Co-Founder, Serto Identity at ConsenSys
FEDERICO SODDU
FEDERICO SODDU
Sr. Corporate Counsel, ConsenSys Mesh
HARRISON HINES
HARRISON HINES
Co-founder & CEO, Fleek
IMRAN KHAN
IMRAN KHAN
Partner, Volt Capital
JACK O'HOLLERAN
JACK O'HOLLERAN
CEO & Co-Founder, SKALE Labs
JACOB CANTELE
JACOB CANTELE
Head of Product, MetaMask
JAKE BRUKHMAN
JAKE BRUKHMAN
Founder & CEO, CoinFund
JASON NOVACK
JASON NOVACK
Sr. Director Emerging Products, CNN Digital
JESSE WALDEN
JESSE WALDEN
Founder & Managing Partner, Variant Fund
JOSEPH LUBIN
JOSEPH LUBIN
Founder, ConsenSys & Co-Founder, Ethereum
JUAN BENET
JUAN BENET
Founder & CEO, Protocol Labs
JUAN PINILLA
JUAN PINILLA
Associate, BlueYard Capital
JUSTIN HUNTER
JUSTIN HUNTER
Product/Engineering, Pinata & Tachyon Alumni
KYLE TUT
KYLE TUT
Cofounder & CEO, Pinata
MAGGIE LOVE
MAGGIE LOVE
Co-Founder and Director at W3BCLOUD; Founder at SheFi
MARGUERITE DECOURCELLE
MARGUERITE DECOURCELLE
CEO, Blockade Games
MARTA BELCHER
MARTA BELCHER
Legal Counsel, Protocol Labs
MASA 'SENSHI' KIKUCHI
MASA 'SENSHI' KIKUCHI
CEO & Co-Founder, Secured Finance & Tachyon Alumni
MATT OBER
MATT OBER
Co-founder & CTO, Pinata
MATTEO PANDOLFI
MATTEO PANDOLFI
CEO & Co-Founder, Idle & Tachyon Alumni
MICHAEL KRIAK
MICHAEL KRIAK
Global Lead for Media & Advertising, ConsenSys; ex-COO of Mashable
MICHAEL WUEHLER
MICHAEL WUEHLER
Co-founder, Infura
MICHAEL ZAJKO
MICHAEL ZAJKO
Head Of Sales & Partnerships, Coinlist
MIKE GOELZER
MIKE GOELZER
General Management, Protocol Labs
MIN TEO
MIN TEO
Partner, ConsenSys Investments
MOLLY MACKINLAY
MOLLY MACKINLAY
Filecoin Network Lead, Protocol Labs
NATHAN SEXER
NATHAN SEXER
VP, Ethereum France
PAT MANFRA
PAT MANFRA
CEO & Co-Founder, Outlet & Tachyon Alumni
PHILIPP BANHARDT
PHILIPP BANHARDT
Advisor, Filecoin Foundation
POOJA SHAH
POOJA SHAH
Filecoin Product Lead, Protocol Labs
PRANEETH SRIKANTI
PRANEETH SRIKANTI
Principal, Consensys Investments
PRIYANKA DESAI
PRIYANKA DESAI
VP of Operations, OpenLaw, The LAO, Flamingo DAO, Neptune DAO
QIAO WANG
QIAO WANG
DeFi Alliance, Former Head of Product, Messari
ROBERT DROST
ROBERT DROST
Head of R&D, ConsenSys
ROHIT GUPTA
ROHIT GUPTA
Partner, Sterling.VC & Co-Founder, AndBox
RONIEL RUMBURG
RONIEL RUMBURG
CEO & Cofounder, Audius
RYAN BUBINSKI
RYAN BUBINSKI
Co-Founder, Codecademy & Co-Founder/CPO, Decrypt Media
RYAN ZURRER
RYAN ZURRER
Founder & Managing Director, Dialectic AG
SAMI START
SAMI START
Co-founder & CEO, Transak & Tachyon Alumni
SEBASTIEN PARK
SEBASTIEN PARK
Portfolio Lead, IDEO
STEFAN GEORGE
STEFAN GEORGE
Co-Founder and CTO, Gnosis
SWAROOP HEDGE
SWAROOP HEDGE
CEO & Co-Founder, PowerLoom & Tachyon Alumni
TARA TAN
TARA TAN
Design-driven investor, IDEO CoLab Ventures
THOMAS KLOCANAS
THOMAS KLOCANAS
VC, White Star Capital
THOMAS RUSH
THOMAS RUSH
Partner
TOM SHAUGHNESSY
TOM SHAUGHNESSY
Co-Founder, Delphi Digital
YOSSI HASSON
YOSSI HASSON
Venture Partner, 2048 Ventures
ZACH HERRING
ZACH HERRING
Product & Design Advisor, Formerly ConsenSys
ZX ZHANG
ZX ZHANG
Network Design & Engineering, Protocol Labs

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Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator, Powered by Tachyon

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The ConsenSys Advantage

Since 2014, Consensys has incubated and invested in more than 100 companies across the Ethereum ecosystem, including pillars like Infura, Metamask, Truffle Suite, Pegasys, Gitcoin, 3box, and more. We have extensive technical and business building experience in building and launching Web3 applications that scale to 10s of millions of users.

All Tachyon founders benefit from the ConsenSys network, our global formation of developers, entrepreneurs, enterprise experts, lawyers, and more who are working together to lay the foundations for a decentralized future anchored to the Ethereum blockchain.

Global Network

A global network of Web 3.0 native founders & mentors

Web 3.0 Core Tools and Perks

TachyonOS is the preferred platform of software, tools, and services for high-growth Web 3.0 startups.

Full-Stack Perspective

Informed counsel and perspective on regulatory and enterprise conditions for blockchain

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
SIMON YI
SIMON YI

Program Director

Simon helps founders get momentum with users and stakeholders via growth, GTM and financial modeling strategies. He was partner at The Hand Group and lead growth at Reserve and has mentored at Betaworks and Expa. He's Vayner, Deloitte and GE Capital alum.
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.