- Accel introduced Atoms 3.0 earlier this year in a new avatar of theme-based cohorts – Artificial Intelligence(AI) & Industry 5.0
- The Atoms program was launched 23 months ago and, to date, has invested in 24 companies across two cohorts
- The applications for the AI & Industry 5.0 cohort open on 26th July, 2023 and can be accessed at Atoms3.0
SINGAPORE and JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Global venture capital firm Accel today announced the opening of applications for the AI and Industry 5.0 cohorts under Atoms 3.0, the new avatar of Atoms designed to help early-stage AI and Industry 5.0 startups in India, Southeast Asia and the UAE.
Accel Atoms is an accelerator program that provides pre-seed and seed-stage startups with access to funding, personalized mentorship, and industry-specific guidance from top operators and founders. Since the launch of the program in August 2021, Atoms has invested in 24 companies across two cohorts. These companies have since raised a total of over $160mn in funding.
The revamped Atoms 3.0 program, based on valuable feedback from previous cohorts and the broader ecosystem, introduces a sector-based approach. Through closed groups, early-stage founders can collaborate, interact, exchange ideas, and grow together in a more personalized learning environment. The redesigned Atoms 3.0 program stands out as the sole sector-specific program catering to early-stage startups, featuring distinct and personalized cohorts tailored to various sectors.
The AI cohort will be led by Prayank Swaroop, while the Industry 5.0 cohort will be spearheaded by Barath Shankar Subramanian. They will be supported by a team of experienced Accel investors, operators and mentors. Each cohort will consist of a small number of companies and will follow its own duration and methodology to help these companies prepare for success. Closed groups enable better collaboration, interaction, exchange of ideas, and collective growth, providing a more personalized learning journey.
The program will consist of a series of workshops, mentorship sessions, and networking events designed to help startups validate their ideas, build their teams, and raise capital. Selected cohort companies benefit from:
- Up to $500K in investment
- Access to Accel’s mentorship network
- Workshops on AI and Industry 5.0 best practices
- Community events with other AI and Industry 5.0 startups
- Meet-ups with potential customers
- Mixers with investors and Accel portfolio companies
- Perks from Atoms partners like AWS, Azure and Google Cloud
- Webinars, On-ground events, AMA sessions with industry experts
The focus on AI and Industry 5.0 stems from Accel’s recognition of their immense potential to revolutionize industries and reshape the future:
- The rise of AI presents a pivotal moment in human history, with the potential to significantly impact diverse industries and redefine the status quo. For the AI cohort, Atoms is looking for companies that are using AI innovatively for business applications as well as companies that are building development tools for the AI ecosystem.
- Industry 5.0 represents a future where humans collaborate with smart manufacturing machines, fostering a carbon-neutral and energy-efficient industry. Accel aims to support startups operating in sectors such as manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, agri-tech, and food-tech, as these industries embrace the transformative power of Industry 5.0.
Prayank Swaroop, Partner at Accel, said, “Zero-to-one is the most challenging journey for any entrepreneur, as it sets the foundation for the business. Our goal is to work with founders to develop the core DNA that makes a company exceptional.”
He further added, “We believe that AI will have a transformative impact on a wide range of industries, and we want to support the next generation of AI entrepreneurs in India and SEA. AI startups in this region need a lot of help in competing globally, with Atoms we intend to help these companies with a running start.”
With insights from our first two Atoms cohorts, we have transformed Atoms 3.0 into a thematic venture, launching AI and Industry 5.0 cohorts aimed at providing bespoke guidance to handpicked startups.
Barath Shankar Subramanian, Partner at Accel, said, “At Accel, we believe that innovation has the power to reshape industries and create a lasting impact on society. There are strong tailwinds powering manufacturing and the next wave of growth will be powered by tech and our mission is to empower founders building that tech.”
He further added, “We are thrilled as we open the applications for the Industry 5.0 cohort. Together, we will build the foundations of tomorrow’s industries, unlocking unprecedented opportunities and shaping a future that is not only efficient and profitable but also inclusive and sustainable.”
The applications for the AI and Industry 5.0 cohorts of Atoms 3.0 are now open and will close on 10th September 2023 for AI and 23rd September 2023 for Industry 5.0. To apply, please visit [Website]
The cohorts with selected startups will commence on 20th September 2023 for AI and 30th September, 2023 for Industry 5.0.
Read the Atoms blog to learn more about the redesigned Atoms 3.0 program (Link)
For more information on the Atoms program, visit (LINK)
Accel is a global venture capital firm that aims to be the first partner to exceptional teams everywhere, from inception through all phases of private company growth. Accel has been operating in India since 2008, and its investments include companies like BookMyShow, Browserstack, Flipkart, Freshworks, FalconX, Infra.Market, Chargebee, Clevertap, Cure Fit, Musigma, Moneyview, Mensa Brands, Myntra, Moglix, Ninjacart, Swiggy, Stanza Living, Urban Company, Zetwerk, and Zenoti, among many others. We help ambitious entrepreneurs build iconic global businesses. For more, visit www.accel.com or https://twitter.com/Accel_India.
US blockchain company, Constellation Network, Welcomes Leading Experts from Top Enterprises and U.S. Government Agencies to their Enterprise Advisory Board.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Constellation Network, a trailblazing US blockchain enterprise, proudly unveils its Enterprise Advisory Board, marking a significant stride in expanding its influence across commercial, enterprise, and federal sectors. This board, comprising distinguished leaders from diverse backgrounds, underscores Constellation’s commitment to innovation and security, notably as the first blockchain to develop secure communications for the US Department of Defense.
The board members, selected for their expertise and visionary leadership, include:
Erik Bethel, a global finance expert with significant public and private sector experience, including a pivotal role at the World Bank. His insights into blockchain and AI technologies are invaluable for advancing Constellation’s strategic objectives.
Michael Sandoval, a former Microsoft executive and current CEO of AI Research Corporation, brings a wealth of experience in AI, cybersecurity, and technological architecture, enhancing Constellation’s approach to secure communications and blockchain technology.
Alan Boehme, with over 25 years in global corporations, including H&M and Coca-Cola, offers a deep understanding of emerging technologies. His expertise will be pivotal in guiding Constellation’s technological innovations and applications across industries.
Art Seabolt, a technology specialist with four decades of experience, including senior executive roles, contributes his knowledge in large-scale data management and technology innovation, crucial for Constellation’s big data and blockchain initiatives.
Ken Spedden, recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for his technological innovations, brings a unique perspective on applying technology to complex societal and security challenges. His experience in inter-agency collaboration and technology application bolsters Constellation’s mission in leveraging blockchain for wide-ranging societal and national security needs.
The formation of this board is a testament to Constellation Network’s dedication to harnessing Web3 technology for addressing global and industry-specific challenges. This initiative is a key component of Constellation’s strategy to pioneer blockchain applications that are secure, scalable, and transformative.
For more details about these advisors and their contribution to Constellation Network’s vision, visit https://constellationnetwork.io/team.
About Constellation Network, Inc.
Constellation Network is a dynamic force in blockchain, offering an open-source framework for business development. The assembly of this board is a decisive move in solidifying Constellation’s position as a leader in blockchain.
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Bybit Leads Green Revolution with 5ire Blockchain’s Stellar Market Debut
DUBAI, UAE, Dec. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Bybit, the world’s third-largest crypto exchange by volume, is proud to announce the successful listing of 5ire, an innovative blockchain project that marries sustainability with cutting-edge technology.
Marking a monumental shift in eco-friendly blockchain solutions, the $5IRE token has seen a remarkable performance, quintupling in value at the time of writing, with its growth trajectory looking promising.
“5ire’s integration on Bybit is not just a success story about investment returns; it’s a leap forward in blockchain’s evolution towards sustainability,” said Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Bybit. “This listing reinforces our commitment to supporting not only technologically advanced but also ethically grounded projects.”
5ire has emerged as a pioneer, being the first Layer 1, EVM-compatible blockchain platform to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Its sustainable proof of stake model underlines its commitment to reducing the environmental impact of blockchain technology.
As India’s rapidly ascending unicorn, 5ire is charting a course for a sustainable blockchain future, aligning with global initiatives and government partnerships. For example, partnerships with diverse government bodies such as the Muzaffarnagar Police, Nebraska Police Department, and the Ministry of Agriculture in Nigeria.
5ire was launched on Bybit Launchpad — a pioneering token launch platform, which offers investors the exclusive opportunity for early access to new and pre-listed tokens from promising projects, directly accessible on the Bybit platform. To participate, investors commit specific amounts of Mantle (MNT) or Tether (USDT) towards each new project, resulting in the acquisition of new tokens.
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Nubank Cripto Integrates Talos’s Smart Order Routing System to Reduce Trading Costs
Partnership makes access to liquidity providers even more efficient, offering better buying and selling prices in Brazilian reais for cryptocurrencies in the Nu app
SÃO PAULO, Dec. 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — In another step towards developing the cryptocurrency trading platform Nubank Cripto, Nubank announced today its integration with Talos, the premier provider of institutional digital asset trading technology. With this partnership, customers who wish to trade crypto assets in Brazilian reais through the Nu app will benefit from reduced costs through Talos’s Smart Order Routing engine and connectivity to optimize trade execution across multiple liquidity providers.
“Nubank Cripto will continue to evolve as a platform that combines simplicity and robustness for cryptocurrency enthusiasts. With Talos, we have made further progress in this direction to offer users even more competitive prices securely and reliably when trading cryptocurrencies through an extensive network of settlement providers,” says Thomaz Fortes, leader of Nubank Cripto.
Currently, more than 60 partners make up the Talos Provider Network for cryptocurrency trading operations, including the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Talos provides connectivity to venues that allow for FX, Spot, Futures, Perpetuals and Options trading while simultaneously providing advanced tooling for Portfolio and Treasury Management. Through Talos’s services, Nubank will have the ability to source liquidity from local providers in native Brazilian real pairs as well as from global partners for US dollar pairs and also token to token swaps enhancing the ability to deliver best price execution to Nubank’s customers.
“Digital assets have an important role to play in the financial future of Brazil, and we are proud to be working with Nubank to help expand access to digital asset liquidity in local currency to help deliver best price execution to their customers,” said Anton Katz, CEO and Co-Founder of Talos. “As Nubank grows in Latin America, Talos’s services can scale to support their customers in other countries and currencies in the future.”
Talos’s order execution management technology is designed to deliver advanced trading capabilities and greater efficiency to partner companies and their end customers. One of the key features is smart order routing to various liquidity providers with whom Nubank may work. The Talos platform for Nubank Cripto also includes algorithms developed exclusively for customer transactions, real-time market data integration, execution analysis, and compliance tools.
Nubank Cripto in constant evolution
The integration with Talos comes at a time of diversification in the offering of cryptocurrencies within the Nubank Cripto experience. In 2023 alone, 11 new digital asset options have been added for trading, including the latest addition: the stablecoin USDC. Currently, there are 15 cryptocurrencies available in the app, in addition to Nucoin, a utility token for the loyalty program.
The platform has made significant improvements in security by adopting Fireblocks’ software for managing digital asset operations on the blockchain. Through this widely recognized and adopted technology by leading crypto custodians worldwide, Nubank has developed its proprietary custodial solution for Nubank Cripto customers’ crypto assets. This initiative ensures the implementation of the strictest governance practices in the industry. Talos also integrates with Fireblocks, ensuring efficient and automated workflows.
Nu was born in 2013 with the mission to fight complexity to empower people in their daily lives by reinventing financial services.
We are one of the world’s largest digital financial services platforms, serving 90 million customers across Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia. As one of the leading technology companies in the world, Nu leverages proprietary technologies and innovative business practices to create new financial solutions and experiences for individuals and SMEs that are simple, intuitive, convenient, low-cost, empowering, and human. Guided by its mission, Nu is fostering access to financial services across Latin America.
Talos provides an institutional-grade technology infrastructure that supports the full lifecycle of digital assets trading including liquidity sourcing, price discovery, trade execution, settlement, lending, and borrowing. Engineered by a team with unmatched experience building institutional trading systems, the Talos platform connects institutions to various providers in today’s digital asset ecosystem – exchanges, OTC desks, prime brokers, lenders, custodians and more – through a single point of entry. This streamlines the entire trading process, mitigates intermediary risk, and provides institutions a clear path to best execution. For additional information, visit www.talos.com.
Talos Disclaimer: Talos offers software-as-a-service products that provide connectivity tools for institutional clients. Talos does not provide clients with any pre-negotiated arrangements with liquidity providers or other parties. Clients are required to independently negotiate arrangements with liquidity providers and other parties bilaterally. Talos is not party to any of these arrangements. Services and venues may not be available in all jurisdictions.
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