Backing outliers in Web3 / DAO / NFT through research and community.

Milestones

2022

Deployed Fund III on Ethereum; Launched Outliers VC DAO & recruiting its 99 founding members.

2021

Exited Fund II at $23M+ (11.2x); Raised $20M for Fund III; Structured $20M ecosystem funds. 

2020

1 startup acquired, 2 startups filing IPO from Lab #1. Asia offices set up in Shanghai & Singapore.

2019

Brought Lab #1 startups to 12 cities for roadshows (Asia, UAE, US) with $100M+ raised collectively.

2018

Exited Fund I at $32M+ (16.2x), launched Lab #1 with 9 startups and invested in 6 with Fund II.

2017

Collectively read 880+ papers, tokenomics, smart contracts and invested in 32 deals with Fund I.

2016

Syndicated $2M as Fund I from 20 student LPs at MIT as a student-run research community.

Milestones

2022

Deployed Fund III on Ethereum; Launched Outliers VC DAO & recruiting its 99 founding members.

2021

Exited Fund II at $23M+ (11.2x); Raised $20M for Fund III; Structured $20M ecosystem funds. 

2020

1 startup acquired, 2 startups filing IPO from Lab #1. Asia offices set up in Shanghai/Singapore.

2019

Brought Lab #1 startups to 12 cities for roadshows (Asia, UAE, US) with $100M+ raised collectively.

2018

Exited Fund I at $32M+ (16.2x), launched Lab #1 with 9 startups and invested in 6 with Fund II.

2017

Collectively read 880+ papers, tokenomics, smart contracts and invested in 32 deals with Fund I.

2016

Syndicated $2M as Fund I from 20 student LPs at MIT as a student-run research community.

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Founding Story

Outliers was originally a special interest group (SIG) for SciFi-inspired research at MIT. We imagineered science fiction into scientific prototypes and published scientific papers as a student-run research community.

20 students syndicated $2M and elected Poseidon as a GP for Outliers Fund I. We read 880+ papers, tokenomics, smart contracts, advised 160+ startups, invested and exited 32 deals (16.2x from 2016 to 2018)

With these research foundation and venture experience, we founded Outliers Lab #1 to incubate 9 startups with $100M+ raised, two filing IPO, invested and exited 6 deals as Outliers Fund II (11.2x from 2018 to 2021)

We raised $20M for Outliers Fund III, structured $20M ecosystem funds with XYO, Conflux, Cipholio and deployed Fund III on Ethereum via Syndicate and are shipping the fund terms / operations on smart contracts.

We are incorporating security / governance / non-fungible tokens and recruiting 99 researchers / founders / investors as founding members to OutliersDAO, a collective intelligence & community-driven venture DAO.

Founding Story

Outliers was originally a special interest group (SIG) for SciFi-inspired research at MIT. We imagineered science fiction into scientific prototypes and published scientific papers as a student-run research community.

20 students syndicated $2M and elected Poseidon as a GP for Outliers Fund I. We read 880+ papers, tokenomics, smart contracts, advised 160+ startups, invested and exited 32 deals (16.2x from 2016 to 2018)

With these research foundation and venture experience, we founded Outliers Lab #1 to incubate 9 startups with $100M+ raised, two filing IPO, invested and exited 6 deals as Outliers Fund II (11.2x from 2018 to 2021)

We raised $20M for Outliers Fund III, structured $20M ecosystem funds with XYO, Conflux, Cipholio and deployed Fund III on Ethereum via Syndicate and are shipping the fund terms / operations on smart contracts.

We are incorporating security / governance / non-fungible tokens and recruiting 99 researchers / founders / investors as founding members to OutliersDAO, a collective intelligence & community-driven venture DAO.