With three decades of professional experience in fields as diverse as teaching, IP management, company-building, personal and professional coaching, Martina is delighted to support blockchain start-ups in order to give a better chance to brilliant people and really innovative ideas.
The blockchain and web3 space will offer the biggest opportunities over the next decade
We provide capital, ideas, and acceleration for promising business models in the fields of crypto assets, DLT, and blockchain.
You have a team, product, and you can demonstrate early signs of product-market-fit?
→ Submit your pitch deck and apply for up to 500,000 EUR
You don't have an idea yet but you know you will start a crypto venture?
→ Apply as an entrepreneur to our crypto incubation program (BFG Superstars)
BFG Superstars is now looking for Season 3 entrepreneurs!
Application phase: December 02, 2022 - February 17, 2023
The blockchain and web3 space is the biggest opportunity over the next decade
While we back the most exceptional entrepreneurs and founders, joining Blockchain Founders Group means much more than that. When we invest, we will help and advice to the best of our ability. Our expertise is in company building and acceleration of high-performing founder teams, and we have proven that it works.
BFG portfolio companies will enjoy an ever-lasting membership in the BFG family.
Incubation: we invest 60,000 EUR within BFG Superstars.
VC Funding: we make direct investments of 100,000 EUR - 500,000 EUR in early-stage (pre-)seed startups.
When investing in startup teams, we follow a long-term approach to supporting the teams further.
Our track record holds more than 45 investments in various blockchain-based startups. We invest in equity and token deals.
Why we created the Blockchain Founders Group
Our DNA is composed of academic and regulatory drivers of the blockchain and web3 economy as well as ambitious entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. With over 45 direct investments into blockchain companies under our belt and deep insights in blockchain and web3 business models, we felt that it was time to pool resources and move our commitment up a notch.
Under the umbrella of the Blockchain Founders Group, we focus on two activities:
As a company builder, we turn blockchain ideas into companies after having vetted them thoroughly with our entrepreneurs in residence and advisors.
As a venture capital investor, we finance founder teams in the pre-seed/seed stage in the traditional venture capital way coupled with our understanding and active commitment as co-founders.
Our location in Central Europe allows us to take advantage of the industry-leading Blockchain jurisdiction while having a footprint in German-speaking countries. However, our investment horizon is worldwide with multiple investments outside Central Europe.
Building and Financing Blockchain Champions
The Blockchain Founders team
You are looking to start your own crypto venture?
Then apply for BFG Superstars, our in-house incubation program for entrepreneurs who want to establish a crypto-related startup.
Join alone or as a team, with an idea or without an idea. We fund €60,000 for each startup that we build with you.
We are looking for the most promising blockchain talents twice a year:
Spring cohort application phase: December - February
Fall cohort application phase: June - September
You want to raise funds for your startup?
We invest up to 500,000 EUR in early-stage blockchain startups and help them grow.
We invest in blockchain-based or blockchain-related business models.
We provide blockchain startups with access to an ecosystem of relevant partners (service providers, law firms, investors/VCs, corporates, and financial organizations).