EdenBase, the groundbreaking ecosystem founded by two AIBC keynoters Eric van der Kleij and Daniel Doll-Steinberg, has just launched its first investment competition
The competition seeks to identify promising startups for investment from the EdenBase fund, and to join and benefit from its transformative community in London. They are ideally looking for companies whose main technology is not yet based on frontier technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, AR/VR, 5G etc. and who think they can become super-performers by investing in and implementing these technologies. More information can be found on their website.
EdenBase will potentially fast-track companies with COVID-beating solutions for travel (eg commuting) and places (eg offices, meeting rooms, care homes, restaurants, cinemas, schools, stadiums, etc.)
Companies that already have at least a beta product or service and some customer validation, and whose main technology is not yet based on frontier technologies, but where their prospects or performance could significantly improve by implementing them should apply on f6s.
The competition judges include
Bill Tai, Catalytic seed investor in Canva and Zoom where he was 1st backer to commit
Lisa Andrews, Co-CEO Singularity University Australia
Gokce Gizer, former Director of the Extreme Tech Challenge with Sir Richard
Anish Mohammed, an early advisor to Ripple, Adjoint, Ocean Protocol, Arteria,
Devv, and a founding member of the UK Digital Currency Association
Marta Piekarska-Geater, Director of Ecosystems at Hyperledger
Barrie Heptonstall, serial seed investor in over 60 tech startups, and 30 years at
a global technology company
Carolina Casas Forga, Blockchain Research Institute International partner and
cofounder, with Bill Tai, of Sangha Capital
Charles Seely, early stage investor in 60+ companies in Silicon Valley including
several unicorns from seed, series a and series b.
James Bowater, creator and editor of CityAM’s CryptoAM
Hanna Leach, Partner, Houghton St Ventures and Advisory Board Member, LSE Generate, the home for entrepreneurship at LSE; and Venture Capital advisor
All semi-finalists will be invited to EdenBase’s 2-day bootcamp at the EdenBase Hub in London for more in-depth meetings and presentations with the EdenBase team and their judges.At the end of the 2-day bootcamp, the 10 finalists will be announced; and the two winners by the end of March 2021.
All finalists will receive a package of benefits, prizes, and a variety of perks from EdenBase’s partners and sponsors. The two winners will each receive £145K of investment (for equity to be agreed) plus up to £105K worth of desks and tech transformation services for a total of up to £250K.