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What we are looking for

We are always on the lookout for ground-breaking blockchain projects to disrupt legacy systems. We want founders looking to turn business-as-usual into the never-before-seen. We want entrepreneurs who eat, sleep and breathe their startup. We want the ambitious, the revolutionary, and the avant-garde. We want the unicorns of innovation. Blockchain is our passion, show us yours.

 

We are committed to changing the world. And we think blockchain technology will play a massive part in that change. That is why we are bringing the sharpest minds and the brightest ideas together under one roof: CV Labs.

 

At CV Labs, the blockchain incubator, we bring the world’s most innovative thinkers and technologists together to use the most cutting-edge technologies of today. No matter what stage you are at, whether a first-time founder or a fast-growing startup, we have plenty to offer to help you thrive. 

Get funded

If you are just getting started in your journey, but your idea has parabolic potential, we recommend to apply to our incubation program.  Startups that qualify will receive between 75'000 and 125'000 CHF in exchange for 10% in equity. You will receive 50'000 – up to 100'000 CHF in cash and 25'000 CHF in incubation services.

 

If you are further along with your idea, we will deploy up to 500'000 CHF. In order to understand our investment focus and criteria, we recommend reading our investment model section. 
 

Early-stage startups apply for the incubation program through f6s.

Already have a working product and users? Talk to our investment team today. 

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CV Labs Incubation program

Welcome to your new home, blockchain startup founders. In CV Labs’ 12-week intensive Blockchain Incubator program, we equip founders with future-proof skills to test and expand their knowledge of technology and business.  

 

From our rich experience in the startup space, we know how challenging it is to secure the next investment round and keep your dream alive. That’s why we’ve designed our program around three principles:

 

Pitching: Perfect your pitch deck and learn how to convince investors to join you in changing the world. Product: Rapidly turn your solution into a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) by the end of 12 weeks. Strategy: Graduate with a foolproof business plan and white paper in hand. 

 

You will leave the program armed to the teeth with an outstanding pitch, an operational product, and a sound business strategy.

 

How do we do this? By pairing you with Crypto Valley’s greatest minds. You will learn, iterate, fail, pivot, pitch, and debate in a constructive environment of international, early-stage startups, all hungry to change the world for the better.

To make it more exciting, we will match you with an entrepreneurial mentor to help you get the most out of the program. Ready to join our incubator? Apply within f6s.

 

Apply here

 

Unique ecosystem

Crypto Valley has a knack for cultivating genuinely revolutionary ideas. With more than 800 blockchain-related companies in our thriving community, the industry employs more than 4,000  of the planet’s most ambitious individuals. 

 

We have access to the world’s top universities in blockchain technology and tokeneconomics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), the University of Zurich (UZH), the University of St. Gallen (USG) and other groundbreaking centers of research. 

 

Switzerland and neighboring Lichtenstein are also home to some of the most innovative crypto banks, tokenization platforms, exchanges, and custody providers. That is why industry-leading protocols like Tezos, Cardano, Dfinity, Cosmos, Casper Labs, and many others have made Crypto Valley their base of operations. 

Team

Olaf Hannemann

CO-FOUNDER & CIO

CV VC

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Pavel Jakovlev

MANAGING DIRECTOR

CV LABS

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Nicolai Reinbold

INCUBATION & ECOSYSTEM MANAGER

CV LABS

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