The recently concluded TOKEN2049, held annually in Singapore, provided a captivating glimpse into the ever-evolving world of decentralized technologies. Industry leaders, blockchain enthusiasts, and innovators from across the globe came to explore the latest trends, innovations, and breakthroughs in the Web3 space.
While TOKEN2049 was a two-day conference, the entire week was filled with numerous side events and networking engagements for the crypto community to discuss the trends and challenges on the path to widespread adoption.
Brinc took the opportunity to connect its recent Web3 Summer 2023 cohort and selected previous graduates with key investors at its Web3 Investor Breakfast. The event was oversubscribed — where 27 of Brinc’s portfolio companies and 100 investors came together to meet in a buzzing coffee setting for 1:1s and enthusiastic networking.
Here’s an 8-point checklist shared by members from Brinc’s investor network, detailing what they’re currently looking for in the Web3 startup space:
- Innovative Use of Blockchain Technology: Does the startup harness blockchain and decentralized technologies in unique, valuable and practical ways? Are there real world applications that solve a pressing problem? Companies with strong such differentiators are often successful in the long run.
- Strong Leadership and Team: Obsessed founder/s, who are passionate about the potential of Web3, plus a solid, capable team are crucial for executing complex projects effectively and are devoted to making technologies more accessible and user-friendly.
- Market Potential and Adoption: The market demand for the Web3 solutions, and whether there’s a viable market for their product or service, as well as the potential for widespread adoption are highly important.
- Tokenomics and Business Model: Analyze the startup’s tokenomics and revenue model. Understand how tokens are used within the ecosystem and whether the business model is sustainable in the long-term.
- Community and Partnerships: Examine the startup’s authentic community engagement and its ability to build meaningful partnerships.
- Regulatory Compliance: Be aware of the ever-evolving regulatory landscape surrounding Web3 technologies in the startup’s target markets. Ensure the startup is proactive in addressing legal and compliance issues.
- Security Measures: Assess the startup’s approach to the latest in Web3 security, including smart contract audits and data protection.
- Track Record and Traction: If applicable, examine the startup’s track record, previous projects, or proof of concept. Strong traction and user adoption can be key indicators of potential success.
Brinc extends its gratitude to all who helped make the event a success, including our program and ecosystem partners: Animoca Brands, Fusang, Zilliqa, Cointelegraph Accelerator, Financial Data Science, GrowX, The Sandbox, Enya Labs.
To note, this is not financial advice. Investors should always conduct thorough due diligence and consider these factors in combination to make informed investment decisions in the Web3 space.