Paperclip Partners is a venture capital firm with a focus on delivering value to its portfolio companies in the form of technical and strategic advice. The stated mission of Paperclip Partners is to contribute to the future of the crypto space and benefit new and old entrants into the space. The venture capital firm works to achieve this through three main activities:
- Finding, backing, and advising teams building blockchain technology
- Helping those teams navigate technical, regulatory, and product hurdles
- Educating and teaching new entrants to the space through reliable news and learning materials
Paperclip Partners works to provide active help to the companies they have invested in, to provide those teams with what they need to succeed. The team behind Paperclip Partners has been active participants in the cryptocurrency space since 2012. Some of the hands-on help the venture capital firm offers includes economic and protocol design, modeling and simulation, token engineering, research, and writing.
The venture capital firm invests in teams from early stages, offering funding ranging from $50,000 to $1 million. The firm named itself "Paperclip" from a thought experiment described by Nick Bostrom. He recognized that poor systems and structures can result in negative outcomes to society and to recognize Paperclip Partners' intent to push the world toward a better path through investing.