Web3 investing with global impact
Symbolic Capital is a founder-led investment firm supporting the best web3 projects globally. Our team has founded and led some of the most important blockchain companies in the world, and we leverage this background to provide unparalleled support to the companies in our portfolio.
Our team has founded and operated some of the most successful blockchain companies in the world. We know the challenges inherent in building category-defining web3 companies. Often, many projects have the right vision and focus to thrive but find themselves constrained by a lack of resources or connections. We at Symbolic recognize that good ideas still need good execution. With this in mind, Symbolic adopts a hands-on approach to investing, offering advisory, recruiting, PR/marketing, and auditing services (among others) to help our portfolio companies grow.
As a team of builders, we created our own proprietary data platform to generate novel investment insights and provide real value and support to our founders. The suite of software tools we have developed allow us to collect granular data that are specifically relevant to web3 companies. Whether through evaluating social media engagement, analyzing on-chain data, or tracking code contributions, our data platform allows us to gain deep insights that traditional evaluation methods simply can’t achieve.
Blockchain development has spread across the globe, expanding far beyond traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley. In the past few years, leading crypto infrastructures and major applications have sprung up all over the world, but for far too long, the VC industry has overlooked founders outside of traditional tech markets. At Symbolic, we're empowering the next generation of emerging founders by investing in promising teams at the earliest stages, no matter their country of origin or background.
Where we invest
Web2 to Web3
We are looking for applications that will help onboard the next billion web3 users. These are applications with accessible, Web2 interfaces powered by Web3 technology that solve real world use cases.
Interoperability is essential for the mass adoption of blockchain technology. The ability for layer-1/layer-2 solutions to communicate with each other will be vital to ensure seamless transactions and information sharing can take place.
Zero knowledge proof applications have shown incredible potential to unlock a variety of new, secure transaction methods but they're still extremely nascent in development.
We have only just scratched the surface of possible NFT use cases. The new asset class is continuously evolving and becoming more interactive. We would like to explore the potential of NFTs beyond the worlds of gaming and collectibles.
An integral component of the metaverse is the ability to move digital assets like NFTs and tokens from one virtual world to another. We believe this will be the next frontier in gaming and commerce.
The current creator economy is wrought with fundamental problems — traditional discovery, monetization, and data analysis solutions are inefficient and unwieldy. We see the potential for blockchain tech to disrupt these outdated systems for the better.