Crypsense Digital Group, a Kenyan-based digital assets capacity building, and management platform are among the first African-based Web 3 start-ups to qualify for the Draper VeChain Web 3 Accelerator Programme. A 12-week Accelerator Program delivered globally to high-growth blockchain companies.
The team pitched together with some of the top 15 globally fastest growing Web 3 start-ups in Crypto, DeFi, NFTs, Metaverse and GameFi to a panel of expert judges from the Web 3 industry from VeChain, Draper University and Cream and was qualified for the programme.
Draper University, a leading pre-accelerator and incubator in Silicon Valley that fosters the growth of high-potential technology start-ups was founded by Timothy Cook Draper, a top-tier venture capital investor in the technology space that counts some of the top technology companies such as Tesla, SpaceX, Twitter, Coinbase, Skype, Baidu and many more among his most prominent investments. To date, Draper University has graduated over 1,000 start-up founders and raised over $350m in early-stage funding.
VeChain is a Layer1 blockchain that offers global enterprise solutions and derives its value from activities by members within the ecosystem solving real-world economic problems.
The collaborative program offers the necessary support for startups in blockchain and Web3 to get all the industry mentorship and support necessary to scale their impactful solutions globally.
“This is an amazing opportunity to accelerate Web3 adoption in Africa through the programme and partnerships. We have so much untapped talent and potential within our continent in blockchain and Web3. I am excited for Africa and I can’t wait to see where this opportunity takes us,” Alice Anangi, Co-founder and CEO, Crypsense Digital Group.
“We understand the potential that blockchain has in solving some of the challenges that are facing Africa and we believe that we can use our disruptive nature as a continent to create value for ourselves through the adoption of the technology,” added Alice Anangi, Co-founder & CEO, Crypsense Digital Group.
Crypsense Digital Group offers an end-to-end solution for institutional adoption of blockchain and digital assets in Africa.
The CEO of Adanian Labs John Kamara said, “We are extremely proud to see such progress with our start-ups. We pride ourselves on providing the right environment, tools, and resources to support startups and help them build scalable solutions. Crypsense Digital Group is very timely as Africa is exploring the potential for smart technologies in support of its 4IR efforts.”
The main pillars of the organisation are capacity building, asset management and custodial solutions, asset financing, and an accelerator launchpad to support blockchain and crypto startups in Africa. The capacity-building platform offers a Learn to Earn (L2E) and Play to Earn (P2E) learning management system for blockchain and cryptocurrency education that is interactive, easy to understand, and makes the learning process fun and rewarding at the same time.
Crypsense Digital Group is a brainchild of The Africa Blockchain Centre, one of the start-ups at Adanian Labs – a venture studio that aims to establish, nurture, and scale 300 impact-driven tech start-ups across Africa. The Africa Blockchain Center intends to demystify blockchain technology and establish platforms where businesses may learn, conduct R&D, launch blockchain solutions, and use blockchain as a service for a variety of applications across industries and sectors.