BLOCKCHAIN & NFT, HONG KONG PROGRAM

Launchpad Luna

BLOCKCHAIN & NFT PROGRAM

Overview

In partnership with Animoca Brands, Brinc has launched a virtual program focusing on global startups in the blockchain and NFT space. The program, called Launchpad Luna, aims to identify, mentor, and invest in promising blockchain and non-fungible tokens (NFT) startups that are shaping the future of the Web and driving digitalization. Launchpad Luna will also accept high-potential startups seeking to adopt blockchain and NFTs into their core business.

The Launchpad Luna accelerator identifies and fosters NFT innovation in the fields of culture, art, entertainment, media, gaming, streaming, collectibles, insurance, finance, and data management; DeFi and additional verticals will be added in the future. High-potential early-stage projects and startups around the globe that are accepted into the acceleration program will receive training, a launchpad, and monetary investment of up to USD$500,000  (or equivalent) in exchange for equity and tokens.

Launchpad Luna aims to shape the blockchain industry to embrace awareness of environmental concerns such as climate change. Admission to the program will be prioritized for climate-conscious projects that drive digitalization, that place emphasis on proof-of-stake protocols and sidechains instead of proof-of-work, and have lower overall physical footprints. Accepted entrants will receive training in optimizing a blockchain business to minimize energy use and carbon emissions.

Join the leading Blockchain and NFT program and get access and support from the best network of mentors and experts available.

Animoca Brands is the developer and publisher of a broad portfolio of blockchain games, traditional games, and other products, many of which are based on popular global brands, including Formula 1®, Marvel, WWE, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Doraemon. Animoca Brands is also a prolific investor with more than 50 investments in NFT-related blockchain companies, including Sky Mavis (Axie Infinity), Dapper Labs (CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot), OpenSea, Harmony, Bitski, and Alien Worlds.
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Our Offer

In partnership with Animoca Brands,
we invest up to USD$500,000 immediate funding for equity and future token / NFT supply.

The program is designed to support startups and projects in three main areas:

  1. Preparation in getting investor-ready and fundraising via Brinc and Animoca Brands' network of investors.
  2. Technical support in product and technology refinement to ensure market readiness.
  3. Commercialisation via access to partners, exchanges, influencers and early users and investors.

Our goal through this program is to support fundraising for your launch through our venture partners, advise on token design, and provide guidance in successfully listing your token. Startups teams will be able to access:

    • Immediate funding
    • Support in product development
    • Token design
    • Fundraising
    • Marketing
    • Research
    • Analytics support
    • Data management
    • Assistance toward launch and growth

In addition to funding, startups accepted into the program will receive hands-on support from Brinc and Animoca Brands' network of mentors, experts and corporate partners working towards the advancement of the NFT space, including AppWorks, Blockparty, Dapper Labs (the company behind CryptoKitties, NBA Top Shot, and FLOW), EllioTrades, Featured by Binance, Gabby Dizon (co-founder of Yield Guild Games), Harmony (ONE), Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR), Mai Fujimoto (Miss Bitcoin), Mateen Soudagar (DCLBlogger), Metakovan, Twobadour, and Metapurse, Sebastien Borget (co-founder of The Sandbox and chairman of the Blockchain Gamer Alliance), Virtually Human Studio (creators of ZED RUN), WhaleShark, and various others..

Investment Verticals

Launchpad Luna Accelerator is aimed at digitising and growing all areas of Culture.

ART

Digital art, collectibles, platforms, limited edition digital goods and related activities

Digital art, collectibles, platforms, limited edition digital goods and related activities

ESPORTS & GAMING

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NFTs and digital assets, blockchain games, hyper casual games and gaming ecosystems

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

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Music, media, streaming, entertainment, trading cards and related activities

Application Requirements

    • We invest in international startups. Startups do not have to be based in the program's location.
    • Startups that have scoped a product that fits within one of the 'Culture' categories. Other projects will be considered only under special circumstances.
    • At least 2 co-founders with relevant industry experience and a clear roadmap.
    • Scalable project with high growth potential.

Program Requirements

Startups successfully accepted into our accelerator program will need to:

    • Pay a USD $50,000 participation fee for our program. This fee can be deducted from our investment amount.
    • The program is 100% online and remote. There is no need to be physically present in the location for the duration of the program.

Ready to apply?

Applications are currently closed. Complete the interest form below to get notified when our applications open for Spring 2022!

Mix business with purpose

We create value for our portfolio companies and our ecosystem partners by facilitating mutually beneficial partnerships.

PROGRAM PARTNERS

Animoca Brands is the developer and publisher of a broad portfolio of blockchain games, traditional games, and other products, many of which are based on popular global brands, including Formula 1®, Marvel, WWE, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Doraemon. Animoca Brands is also a prolific investor with more than 50 investments in NFT-related blockchain companies, including Sky Mavis (Axie Infinity), Dapper Labs (CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot), OpenSea, Harmony, Bitski, and Alien Worlds.

Animoca Brands

AppWorks provides two primary services that cater to startups by providing financing to help growth-stage startups scale fast and education to talents to prepare them for a thriving career in the startup world.

AppWorks

Dapper Labs uses the power of play to deliver blockchain-based experiences and digital collectibles that are made for you and ready for the real world. They are the company behind Cryptokitties, NDA Top Shot and FLOW.

Dapper Labs

Featured by Binance is a non-custodial, on-chain platform to facilitate the full lifecycle of NFTs for creators, brands and their fans.

Featured by Binance

EllioTrades Crypto is one of the world's leading blockchain education brands with over 100,000 subscribers on YouTube, 20,000 followers on Twitter, and over 6 million video views.

EllioTrades

YGG is a play to earn gaming guild, bringing players together to earn via blockchain-based economies

Yield Guild Games

Hedera is the most used enterprise-grade public network for users. Whether you're a startup or enterprise, a creator or consumer, Hedera goes beyond blockchain for developers to create the next era of fast, fair, and secure applications.

Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR)

Harmony serves as a platform for creators to connect with their community. Try our showcase below – an NFT marketplace with collectibles from hundreds of artists.

Harmony (ONE)

Metapurse is a crypto-exclusive fund that specializes in identifying early-stage projects across blockchain infrastructure, finance, art, unique collectibles, and virtual estate.

Metapurse

VHS labs explores the boundaries of entertainment with emerging technologies in gaming, sports and mixed reality. They are the creators of ZED RUN.

Virtually Human Studio

Blockparty is the leading event ticketing blockchain platform. Blockparty is designed to solve all of the challenges facing event ticketings

Blockparty

Mind Fund’s ongoing mission is to be a group of investors that provide breakthrough capital to companies riding the next wave of global change into a positive future for humanity.

Mindfund

WHub HK’s biggest startup community and power connector, is a platform showcasing startups to accelerate their business through meaningful connections to the resources they need to grow.

WHub

AngelHub is HK’s first and only startup investment platform licensed by the SFC (local regulator) for professional investors and growth companies scaling in Asia.

AngelHub

BitMart Exchange is a premier global digital asset trading platform, ranking among the top 10 crypto exchanges on CoinGecko and currently has over 5,500,000 registered users, with the highest daily trading volume of about 4 billion US dollars. Headquartered in the Cayman Islands with branch offices in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Korea, BitMart is now offering 650+ trading pairs in spot market and 160+ trading pairs in futures market.

BitMart Exchange

PARTNERS

Mai, or more popularly known in Japan as “Miss Bitcoin” is the founder of Gracone, a company that helps connect businesses in the blockchain / cryptocurrency industry, and has been quoted in many media publications

Mai Fujimito
Miss Bitcoin

Austrailian investor who runs a blog to learn Cryptocollectible trading.

Mateen Soudagar
DCLBlogger

The buyer of landmark NFT art piece which sold for 69.3m in a Christie's auction. He is a Singapore based blockchain entrepreneur, coder, and angel investor.

Metakovan

Twobadour Pannar describes himself as the steward of Metapurse who bought Beeple’s First 5000 days, a digital NFT-based artwork for $69 Million.

Twobadour 

Sebastian Borget is the Co-Founder & COO of The Sandbox, decentralized gaming virtual world. President of the Blockchain Game Alliance, advocating for #NFTs & blockchain in games.

Sebastien Borget
Co-founder, The Sandbox & Chairman of the Blockchain Gamer Alliance

WhaleShark
Founder, $WHALE & leading NFT collector

Aleksander is one the co-founders of Axie Infinity / Sky Mavis, and is responsible for all things business-related. He previously worked in the e-sport scene as a competitive gamer, tournament organizer, video journalist and community leader.

Aleksander Larsen
Co-Founder & COO, Axie Infinity

Gabby Dizon is the co-founder of Yield Guild Games, a play-to-earn gaming guild. He has been in the game industry since 2003 and the NFT space since 2018. Gabby is also a founding board member of the Blockchain Game Alliance.

Gabby Dizon
Co-Founder, Yield Guild Games

Global diverse talent

Our seasoned team of advisors from diverse backgrounds is critical for your long-term success, delivering value and supporting our founders on their journey to building profitable companies whilst addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues.

MENTORS

Yat Siu is a Hong Kong based entrepreneur and angel investor who was born and raised in Vienna, Austria. He worked at Atari and founded an internet provider in Hong Kong.

Yat Siu
Chairman, Animoca Brands

Manav Gupta
Founder & CEO, Brinc

Investment banker turned crypto rainmaker, Jerome has contemplated deals across stages and sectors in Asia. Prior to cofounding Everest, Jerome was the Principal of T-Capital and worked in the Investment Banking Division of HSBC and UBS. In addition, Jerome advises his family’s real estate and art business in Greater China. Jerome holds a B.A. in International Politics and minor in Psychology in Peking University. - Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer of EVG, Partner of Aspen Digital, Partner of Africa Blockchain Labs - Advisor to renowned blockchain projects and companies such as Animoca Brands, Flow, Sandbox, Gamee, My Defi Pet, LightNet, Hkbitex, Blocto, Duet, Desyn, DAGG, Mint.store, Izumi - In aggregate raised over $80m+ for projects - Former investment banker of HSBC and UBS

Jerome Wong
Co-Founder, Everest Ventures Group (evg.co)

Holly Liu
Co-founder, Kabam & Visiting Partner, Y-Combinator

A design and tech builder, James honed his skills working on some of the world’s most famous brands and blossomed into a well-versed entrepreneur. He’s founded two companies, namely POCA Design and Digital Vantage, and has worked with notable brands such Chanel, LVMH, Audemars Piquet, Sotheby’s, and many more. Entering the blockchain space 4 years ago James brings his proven strategic acumen and his expertise in crafting cohesive ecosystems to driving this exciting industry forward. At Animoca he currently oversees Strategic Partnerships, Deal-Flow, Investments and Ecosystem Growth.

James Ho
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Animoca Brands

Ada Jonuse
Co-founder & CEO, Lympo

Pavel is the CEO/co-founder of Bluzelle, a decentralized storage network. Pavel has a deep background in gaming, having run game studios for Disney, worked with Nintendo, Xbox, EA and more. Pavel also has done digital licensing deals with Warner Bros, Dreamworks, Peanuts amongst others.

Galen Law-Kun
Member of the PwC FinTech & Crypto team

Experienced executive director and entrepreneur with demonstrated success in sales, relationship management, human resources, executive search and blockchain. Expertise in, and passion for, supporting individuals and organisations in the super/pensions, investments, financial planning / financial advice and fintech sectors to realise and achieve their potential. Skilled in negotiation, leadership, organisational development, executive consulting, and management. Strong professional with qualifications in law and investments. Committed to fostering sustainable, responsible decision making at Board and Executive level with respect to organisations' people and business strategies. Deeply interested in mobilising a global talent pool and promoting the best ""future of work"" principles.

Scott Bunny
Head of Strategic Partnerships, Amasa.io

Ray is the CEO & Co-founder of Bit.Country. He is serial entrepreneur, and previously founded MVP.STUDIO, Industry Connect, Aimy.io and LG Trust. The group has over 70M assets under management.

Ray Lu
CEO & Co-founder, Bit.Country

Pavel is the CEO/co-founder of Bluzelle, a decentralized storage network. Pavel has a deep background in gaming, having run game studios for Disney, worked with Nintendo, Xbox, EA and more. Pavel also has done digital licensing deals with Warner Bros, Dreamworks, Peanuts amongst others.

Pavel Bains
CEO & Co-founder, Bluezelle

Founder and Director of Hillrise Group.

Daniel Dal Bello
Founder & Director, Hillrise Group

Michael Kam
Co-founder, Double Peak

Keyvan Peymani
Head of Startup Marketing, AWS & World Economic Forum

Chris Gonsalves
Co-Founder and CEO, CommunityGaming.io

Steve Ip
Founder, Conductive Research

Renee Pan
Managing Director, Brinc Guangzhou

​Luna Javier is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Altitude Games. She started as a game writer in 2002 and previously worked at Boomzap Entertainment. She has taught game design at De La Salle University, Manila and spoken at various game conferences around the world and is one of the 100 women featured in the book "Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play" by Meagan Marie.

Luna Javier
Co-founder & Creative Director,
Altitude Games

Tadas Maurukas is an entrepreneur and advisor from Lithuania. He has helped build, innovate and restructure various projects in new ways, generating more than $1B in value. He offers help to other companies who need a shift of focus in the correct direction and has a business motto: Actions speak louder than words.

Tadas Maurukas
Co-founder & CEO,
Blockchain Center

​Sandra Wu is the Managing Director of Centrium Advisory, a legal & compliance consultancy firm that delivers tactical legal advice with a difference. Her practice focuses on advising private fund sponsors on the formation of local and offshore private investment funds. She also advises founders on compliance, marketing, capital raising, governance and economics matters.

Sandra Wu
Managing Director,
Centrium Advisory

Edith Yeung is a General Partner at Race Capital and has invested in 3 Decacorns, 1 unicorn and 6 other startups. She frequently speaks on China and Silicon Valley technology and investment landscape. She is also a frequent guest lecturer at Berkeley and Stanford and commentator on BBC, CNBC, etc.

Edith Yeung
General Partner,
Race Capital

Mia Deng is a partner at Dragonfly Capital, a global, crypto-native investment firm with deep roots in Silicon Valley and Asia. Dragonfly has over $1B AUM and is one of the fastest-growing firms in the crypto industry. Previously, Mia was a founding member at Amber Group, a crypto unicorn company.

Mia Deng
Partner, Dragonfly Capital

TJ Kawamura is a partner at Republic Crypto. He also manages the Republic Realm Fund, a fund investing in metaverses and NFTs. Previously, TJ was the head of product and business development at Republic Real Estate. He was also the co-founder of Compound, a real estate fintech company which was acquired.

TJ Kawamura
Partner, Republic Crypto

Anabelle Huang previously served as the Asia lead at AirSwap, a decentralized trading platform and advised private equity funds. She has a deep understanding in traditional finance markets, with her expertise on how institutions and macro markets work.

Anabelle Huang
Partner, Amber Group

Akshat Vaidya is an Investor at 100x Ventures, the M&A arm of 100x Group (BitMEX), and is an advisor to various ventures in the cryptocurrency industry.

Akshat Vaidya
Head of Corporate Development
& Strategic Finance,
BitMEX

David Streltsoff is the Chief Revenue Officer at Efficient Frontier. His core areas of expertise are restructuring business processes and pioneering sales / marketing strategies.

David Streltsoff
Chief Revenue Officer, Efficient Frontier

Erika Evasdottir's role at Centrium Advisory Services Limited (CASL) is to act as in-house counsel and compliance officer and often operations as well, to ensure clients have the licensing, governance regimes and other procedures in place to allow the business to concentrate on what they do best.

Erika Evasdottir
General Counsel and Compliance Officer,
Centrium Advisory Services Limited

Kelly Choo's passion is to create a positive impact on people’s lives through the usage of technology. He is a Founding Partner of True Global Ventures and a co-founder of ReferReach.

Kelly Choo
Co-founder, ReferReach
Partner, True Global Ventures

Cecilia Li is an ecosystem officer of Mask.io & investor and has developed many great connections throughout working with various startups as an investment director previously.

Cecilia Li
Ecosystem Officer, Mask Network
Investor, Formless Capital

Aly Madhavji is the Managing Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund which invests in and venture builds top-tier startups. He is also an internationally acclaimed author and a monthly columnist for the leading blockchain magazine and serves as a board member of CryptoStar Corp.

Aly Madhavji
Managing Partner, Blockchain Founders Fund

Victoria Feng is the BD Director at BitMart Exchange - a global leading crypto exchange firm. She is also a technopreneur at xDemic - a decentralized credential management service. Victoria has considerable expertise in blockchain, finance, NFTs, and DeFi.

Victoria Feng
BD Director, BitMart Exchange
Co-Founder, xDemic

William Deane is a Managing Director of Exto Partners & B3V Fund and has founded multiple companies that he IPO'd, or sold. He's invested in or been a director of more than a dozen high growth and global businesses and has successfully managed IPOs, mergers and acquisitions for Exto’s portfolio companies.

William Deane
Managing Director,
Exto Partners & B3V Fund

Peter Hammond is the Director & Co-founder of Exto Partners and has successfully invested in and co-founded more than a dozen companies. Peter played key leadership roles in the successful commercialization of many innovative products that are now selling throughout the global market. He specializes in marketplace business models.

Peter Hammond
Director & Co-founder,
Exto Partners & B3V Fund

Joi Ito is a venture capitalist, writer and entrepreneur focusing on society's digital transformation.

Joichi Ito
Partner, Neoteny

Karen Contet is Co-founder & CEO of @angelhubhk and Co-founder of @whub_io. She is passionate about Tech and entrepreneurship, and has spoken in many startup events.

Karen Contet
Co-founder & CEO, AngelHub
Co-founder, WHub

Karena Belin is Co-founder & CEO of @whub_io - HK's Startup Ecosystem builder & largest startup platform, and Co-founder & COO/CFO/RO of @angelhubhk - HK’s 1st and only startup investment platform licensed by the SFC (local regulator).

Karena Belin
Co-founder & CEO, WHub
Co-founder & COO/CFO/RO, AngelHub

Guillermo Ginesta
Managing Director, Brinc
Hong Kong

Estefania Almeida
Portfolio Management, Brinc

Minal Mirpuri
Portfolio Support, Brinc

Edwin Lee
Program Operations, Brinc

Glycel Nacinopa
Operations & Marketing Manager, Brinc

Ready to apply?

Applications are currently closed. Complete the interest form below to get notified when our applications open for Spring 2022!