Founded by Lakeside Partners and a group of private investors, the new investment company CV VC will invest in all stages of crypto and blockchain development, from incubation to late stage. The CV Labs incubator offers seed money and a three-month incubation program to blockchain startups. It is the first incubator that is fully embedded in the unique Crypto Valley ecosystem, focusing 100% on the decentralized technology. Visionary blockchain entrepreneurs will teach and mentors future entrepreneurs. The pre-registration for the incubation program starting this Winter is open.
In only a few years, the area between the Swiss cities of Zug and Zurich has established itself as the epicenter of the blockchain revolution, becoming home to over 600 companies associated with the new technology. Lakeside Partners, a leading startup investor and blockchain advisory company based in Zug, has been in the middle of it, developing its own ecosystem including co-working space, start-up competitions, industry summits and strong ties to leading Swiss politicians and institutions. They have screened over 1000 startups over the last 18 months.
CV VC – Crypto Valley Venture Capital – is a logical continuation of these activities.
“The time is ripe for CV VC”, says Mathias Ruch, Founder/Managing Partner at Lakeside Partners and Founder/CEO of CV VC: “After the initial phase of pioneers, traditional investors and big players of the ‘old economy’ are starting to take note. Analysts now speak of a new dawn for the industry, with serious companies, serious people and serious money coming into the space.”
Funding, education, mentoring
CV VC will be covering all stages of crypto and blockchain development, from incubation to later stages. It will invest a fixed amount of seed funding (USD 125K) in a large number of promising early stage blockchain companies in return for equity or tokens, starting in Winter 2018 with the first batch of a three-month high-level seed capital program.