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CV VC

CV VC is a Zug, Switzerland-based venture capital and private equity firm that specializes in cryptocurrency and blockchain solutions.

Overview

CV VC is a Zug, Switzerland-based venture capital and private equity firm that specializes in cryptocurrency and blockchain solutions. The company combines co-working, a variety of events, and advisory activities to create their global blockchain ecosystem. For CV VC's incubation investments, the company runs a three-month incubation program particularly tailored to blockchain star-tups.

Each program consists of six weeks of classes and workshops with invited mentors and special guests. The start-ups get an additional six weeks to work with fellow participants and members of the ecosystem at CV Labs. The incubation program profits from synergies with CVVC, CV Advisory, CV Summit, CV Competition and other events attracting people from the global blockchain community. Participants get the chance to meet and interact with the community in Switzerland and the CV Labs including tenants, visiting founders, investors, politicians, journalists and other people from around the world.

Platform

CV VC invests about $125K in early-stage start-ups in exchange for 10% in equity and/or tokens. When early-stage start-ups join the CV Labs Incubation Program, they go through a three-month program in Crypto Valley. Star-tups at a later stage get direct investments of about $500K and above. The firm charges $25K per company to take part in the CV Labs Incubation Program. The fees are deducted from the amount invested in the company so start-ups actually receive $100K. The program fees are viewed as tuition and assist in covering the basic costs of running the incubation program and paying outside speakers.

There are three batches per year, which take place at the beginning, middle, and end of the year. Founders are required to move to Switzerland for the duration of the program. The firm provides office space for two team members of each start-up. CV Labs offers star-tups and entrepreneurs two major services, the CV Labs Incubator and CV Labs Co-working space. The CV Labs Incubator is a three-month hybrid program that partially takes place in Zug, Crypto Valley, and with an online half. The CV Labs Co-working Space, on the other hand, accommodates blockchain projects in the industry.

Depending on the needs of entrepreneurs, the program provides desk space, meeting rooms, office suites, or headquarters for the entrepreneur's company in Crypto Valley. The CV Labs Co-working Spaces in both Zug and Vaduz provide an all-inclusive front-desk service, utilities, refreshments, and others. DMCC, in partnership with CV VC and CV Labs, launched DMCC Crypto Centre in Dubai. The center was designed to encourage growth and collaboration across the global blockchain economy. DMCC Crypto Centre provides different services to attract innovators, entrepreneurs, and pioneers through the development of an ecosystem in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), DMCC’s business district with about 18,000 registered members.

Investing with CV VC
CV VC Technology For Tomorrow (T4T) Strategy AMC

The T4T Strategy AMC (Actively Managed Certificate) allows chosen investors to participate in a diversified portfolio of early-stage blockchain technology investments alongside CV VC. The AMC is similar to a traditional venture capital fund. It is a completely bankable investment certificate with a Swiss ISIN that can be booked into different portfolios. To create this investment product, the firm partnered with Swiss asset manager MRB Vermögensverwaltungs AG.

Liquid Crypto
  • CV BITCOIN AMC: Interested investors can invest in an asset class through a Bitcoin investment certificate.
  • CV LIQUID CRYPTO TOP 8 AMC: Invest in a diversified basket of liquid cryptocurrencies.
  • CV DEFI SELECT AMC: Invest in a portfolio of decentralized finance (DEFI) projects.

Timeline

October 2019
CV Labs Coworking network announces the addition of a second location in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

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Daniele Sestagalli

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Emi Lorincz

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José Senent

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Lucas Betschart

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Nathan Chandra

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