DLAB + EMURGO: Accelerating Decentralization
We’ve been working on this for awhile now, and I’m excited to finally be able to share it. Here we go:
SOSV AND EMURGO JOINTLY ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF dLAB::EMURGO, A DISTRIBUTED LEDGER TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATOR
(New York City, 11 October 2018) — SOSV, the early-stage VC that runs leading deep-tech startup accelerators such as HAX (hardware), RebelBio and IndieBio (life sciences), Chinaccelerator (Asian market entry) and Food-X (food tech), in partnership with EMURGO, the commercial venture development arm of the Cardano blockchain ecosystem, jointly announce the launch of dLab::emurgo, a new startup accelerator and venture studio. The New York City-based program will focus on distributed ledger technologies including DLT protocols, blockchain infrastructure, decentralized applications, and distributed ledger technologies. .
dLab::emurgo will combine EMURGO’s deep expertise in commercial blockchain development and the strength of the Cardano ecosystem, with SOSV’s best-in-class acceleration processes, investment consortium, and ability to help companies bring innovative technologies to market rapidly.
“Blockchain and its attendant technologies have the potential to radically change the ways we think about trust, money, work, assets, data ownership, and more,” said Sean O’Sullivan, SOSV Managing Partner. “But like other deeply transformative technologies, we’ve seen both hope and hype thus far. dLab is a deep technology program that builds and nurtures high-potential founders and startups who have the talent and ambition to build the critical building blocks of this ecosystem along with the first-to-market killer apps. The era of ICO-hype is over, and it is past time to build startups of the utmost quality with proper governance and management to achieve the radical changes we all hope and know can be achieved.”
The new program is designed to be protocol agnostic and multi-disciplinary, and startups focused on...