Open Web Collective (OWC) is a venture firm focused on blockchain and digital assets. Launched by and spun out of NEAR Protocol, OWC is deeply rooted within the crypto and blockchain ecosystem and is partnered with some of the industry’s leading Web3 companies and entrepreneurs. OWC is a disciplined, high conviction, crypto-native investor that has taken part in the origin story of 1Inch.io, NYM Tech, Upshot.xyz, and more.
The OWC Accelerator
The OWC Accelerator helps founders validate, build, and de-risk by defining and growing KPIs, developing product-market fit, and fundraising. Over 12 weeks, founders receive crypto-specific programming, plus support from OWC’s interdisciplinary team. The OWC Accelerator provides founders with mentorship and advisory from leading investors and growth-stage crypto companies and founders, and the opportunity to tap into OWC’s community of web3 innovators and early adopters. Founded in 2020, the OWC Accelerator is now in its 4th batch and its 26 alumni companies have raised over $360M in capital.