We are excited to announce the companies that make up the January 2023 Techstars Crypto Boston powered by Algorand class. We firmly believe that great companies are built during challenging times and now is no exception.
The companies that make up this class hail from across the globe and are building solutions that span fintech, security, gaming, community, workforce, infrastructure, and more.
Techstars, Algorand, and the powerful networks they bring, will support the following incredible founders on their paths to building successful businesses through an intensive three-month accelerator and beyond.
Techstars Crypto Boston - January 2023 Class
Armur AI - A tool suite for auditing, securing, and monitoring Web3 products to address smart contract vulnerabilities, botnet attacks, and network takeovers using Generative AI and automation.
Aya Gigs - Web3 talent training and certification platform that leverages data predictive tooling to connect African talent to global employers.
Column - A decentralized intelligence and social network that gives users control of their social feeds and reputation-based social identities.
New York, NY
Ephere Football - Crafting football gaming experiences where fans are the owners.
ezWiFi - A decentralized wireless network that enables individuals and businesses to operate advertiser-subsidized WiFi networks.
Hyphen - Institutional infrastructure for DeFi trading.
San Francisco, CA
MADE WITH BLACK CULTURE - Leveraging blockchain to protect Black creativity & authenticate commercial use.
Los Angeles, CA
Moja - Crypto and fiat financial products for family and friends saving across borders.
Moss - A community management hub and tooling that prevents information overload for users, and enables web2 companies to engage their customers through a simplified web3 experience.
Reibase - A protocol to tokenize open source code and create new incentive dynamics between project contributors and users.
Test Jar Labs - A gaming studio creating a new genre of MOBA and fighting Web3 games.
Santa Monica, CA
Vestinda - Technology for trading & investing in Web3 and beyond. Zero-code solutions to automate, grow and protect portfolios for both retail traders and platforms.
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Algorand is transforming economic models and economies of all kinds. Founded by Turing Award–winning cryptographer Silvio Micali, Algorand’s high–performing Layer-1 blockchain is unparalleled for bringing fast, frictionless, and inclusive technologies to everyone. Algorand is reshaping every industry–from TradFi and DeFi to new creator economies and beyond. With an extraordinary commitment to interoperability and consistent delivery, our sustainable technology powers more participation, transparency, and efficiency for all. As the technology of choice for 2000+ global organizations, the Algorand ecosystem is transforming the next generation of financial products, protocols and exchange of value. For more information, visit algorand.com
The Algorand Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that has a vision of a borderless, frictionless economy built on public, decentralized blockchain technology. The Foundation envisions a wide breadth of applications being built on the Algorand protocol by a new, broader community of blockchain and mainstream developers. The Foundation is committed to facilitating this innovation in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner. For more information, visit algorand.foundation