Orchid Labs

Orchid Labs

Orchid Labs is a company developing the open source Orchid protocol, which is a peer-to-peer network and online marketplace for selling and buying internet bandwidth.

Orchid is a blockchain and software development company that is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2017 by Brian Fox, Gustav Simonsson, Jay Freeman, Stephen Bell, and Steven Waterhouse. The company is developing an open source protocol, called the Orchid Protocol, which is a blockchain-based decentralized peer-to-peer network protocol that powers a marketplace for buying and selling internet bandwidth.

Funding

SAFT

On October 26, 2017 Orchid Labs announced closing their seed SAFT (Simple Agreement for Future Tokens) funding round with $4.7 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Blockchain Capital, Polychain Capital, Sequoia Capital, Struck Capital, MetaStable Capital, Firestartr, Fabric Ventures, Divergence Digital Currency, DFJ Growth, and CrunchFund.

Venture

On April 20, 2018 Orchid Labs completed a venture capital round with $36.1 million in funding from Visary Capital, Threshold, Sequoia Capital, Polychain, MetaStable Capital, Compound, BoxGroup, Blockchain Capital, and Andreessen Horowitz.

Timeline

2017

Orchid Labs was founded by Jay Freeman, Gustav Simonsson, Steven Waterhouse and Brian Fox.

Funding rounds

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Aeron Buchanan

Investor

Alexander Kehaya

Employee

Alexander Lloyd

Advisor

Brian Fox

Founder

Daniel Montgomery

Employee

Greg Hazel

Employee

Gustav Simonsson

Founder

Jay Freeman (saurik)

Founder

Jessica Craft

Employee

Matthew Roszak

Advisor

Naval Ravikant

Investor

Patrick J. Dietzen

Employee

Paul Veradittakit

Investor

Steven Waterhouse

CEO

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

$125 Million: Orchid Is Raising One of 2018's Biggest Token Sales - CoinDesk

David Floyd

Web

Orchid: Enabling Decentralized Network Formation andProbabilistic Micro-Payments

David L. Salamon, Gustav Simonsson, Brian Vohaska, and Brian J. Fox withStephen F. Bell, and Steven Waterhouse, Ph.D.

Academic

Upcming Orchid Protocol ICO is no-brainer but if you want join, better be prepared -- Steemit

whd

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Are Users Able to Take Control of Their Data? (Steven Waterhouse, Orchid Labs Inc.)

December 7, 2017

Dr. Steve "Seven" Waterhouse of Orchid Labs: Decentralized Technologies | Blockstack Berlin 2018

March 22, 2018

The Internet Free from Censorship & Surveillance - Brian Fox, Orchid Labs

May 15, 2018

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