Lifting the lid on the innovative companies we stand behind
It is said that the secret to success is good leadership. Olymp Capital is committed to this belief, especially when choosing projects to include in our portfolio. The teams we work with are full of exceptional leaders, innovators and hard workers who aim to truly make a difference in the world.
We only invest in companies that share our mission to make investing in blockchain more accessible, secure, and legitimate in Europe and across the world.
Let’s take a look at who we have chosen as the future disruptors of the blockchain space, and what makes them so outstanding.
In September of last year, we announced an investment in our first investment working in the nascent IoT space, Nodle. Founded in 2017 by serial entrepreneur, Micha Benoliel, Nodle.io is an IoT and connectivity network provider with a presence in over 50 countries. Nodle is building a global low cost, low energy connectivity service for the IoT. Using bluetooth, Nodle is a perfect solution for devices such as tracking devices, air sensors, smartwatches, fitness trackers and home appliances. The Nodle network dramatically reduces the costs of IoT device-to-device communications and makes internet access available everywhere.
We believe Nodle will deliver as the largest dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) network ever deployed to date, by number of base stations. This is a company on the path to becoming the centre of device to device communication, with an expert team behind them. We look forward to facilitating and enjoying their growth in the dynamic industry.
A few months following, we met with a great team in Berlin who operate a word-of-mouth marketing blockchain protocol, and we committed investment to their project. Led by Melanie Mohr, a Berlin-based entrepreneur with 20 years’ experience producing videos, WOM is building a blockchain-based protocol that gives brands, content creators, publishers, and social networks a way to monetize word-of-mouth recommendations on any app or platform. The Yeay community share honest recommendation videos with one another about lifestyle products, services and experiences that they love and get rewarded for their engagement. Yeay and WOM Token give people a new way to monetize their content.
Here at Olymp Capital, we are constantly looking for teams of disruptors. We have faith in the Yeay leadership and the WOM project is well-positioned to leverage the 237 billion dollar digital and mobile advertising market with a platform that is ahead of major social media networks in leveraging blockchain, and importantly, ensuring fair reward for content creators!
The Amsterdam-based team from Dusk was Olymp Capital’s third investment partner. Dusk has developed a new protocol combining privacy and compliance for securitizing assets on the blockchain. Issuing digital securities can be a long process with costly intermediaries, and uncertainty of outcome. Dusk streamlines this process and automates trading compliance with the world’s first programmable confidential security contract. Dusk is designed to meet the highest standards of the financial industry.
We firmly believe Dusk Network can achieve their goal of becoming the “Ethereum network” of STOs, with Dusk Token used as the standard for STOs, in the same way Ether Tokens (ERC-20) are used for ICOs. We see tokenization as the future for securities. Dusk is on a path to become an essential player in this new economy.
Founded in 2014, Kaiko is a digital assets data provider covering all top cryptocurrency exchanges. Based in Paris, Kaiko’s international team combines years of expertise in finance, data science, and distributed systems.
The need for trusted, quality data in the blockchain space has never been more important. Combining a passion for the industry and a drive for high standards, Kaiko are growing quickly as the go-to source for digital assets data. We know the importance of supporting projects which put industry best practices and meticulous processes in place — Kaiko are on track to reach great heights.
Each investment represents Olymp’s belief in sustainable businesses, led by innovative teams. We are proud to partner with some of the most interesting, forward-thinking companies in the blockchain industry. We look forward to sharing the journey with them and offering investors a full product suite!