12-week fully remote program
The Filecoin Faber Accelerator is a 12-week fully remote program to fast-track Web3.
We are looking for entrepreneurs working on hard engineering problems to build new protocols, tools, infrastructure services or applications driving Web3 use cases.
Top Partners and Mentors
We are working in close collaboration with Protocol Labs, the team behind Filecoin and IPFS, to ensure that you have access to the top technical mentors in the space.
We have a roster of top mentors from Protocol Labs, Maker DAO, Metamask, Immunefi, and others to support you in areas such as community building, token economics, marketing, recruitment, legal, product or company formation.
10 Selected Teams
A carefully curated and selected batch of 10 teams will have access to a world-class program with workshops, peer mentoring, expert advising, access to investment, and continuous support well beyond the end of the program.
We want to make sure you succeed and have a deep impact in the Web3 space.
Rooted in Portugal's crypto hub
While the program is fully remote and international, Faber is based in Portugal which is quickly becoming one of the main global destination for blockchain remote workers, crypto investors and enthusiasts.
We help you tap into this ecosystem of highly sought after Web3 developers and investors.
- We will commit to at least €80.000 of pre-seed investment for 7% equity or equivalent share in tokens.
- You will have access and mentorship from both Faber's and Protocol Labs' networks of expert advisors.
- Throughout the program you will have access to additional fundraising and mentoring opportunities with some of the leading VC's in the Web3 space.
- Post-program we will continue to help you grow and become a global leader in your space.
Diogo MónicaCo-founder & President at Anchorage
Shermin VoshmgirAuthor @ Token Economy
Jacek CzarneckiGlobal Legal Counsel @ MakerDAO
Lara OlmsOperational Lead Tax Innovation & DLT @ Actus ag
Adam FullerProduct Manager @ The Graph
Mitchell AmadorFounder @ Immunefi
David DiasResearch Director @ Protocol Labs
André PimentaLead Engineer @ MetaMask
Henrique MonizTechnical Lead @ Dune Analytics
Danilo Lessa BernardineliSenior Engineer @ BlockScience
ZXCryptoEconLab Lead @ Protocol Labs
Filipe AlmeidaSenior Security Engineer @ Snap
Luis ShemtovManaging Partner @ Lunar Ventures
Jakub FijotekCo-founder & CTO @ Coinfirm
Thomas FuerstnerFounder & CTO @ Riddle&Code
Tiago MartinsCo-founder & CTO @ Polkastarter
Pablo CoiroloCEO @ Light47
Dominik TobschallPrincipal @ Speedinvest
Charlie BolesFounder @ Stealth Project
Bogdan HabicCo-founder & CTO @ Tenderly
Faber is a Lisbon-based venture capital firm investing in outstanding entrepreneurs who innovate at the intersection of science and technology to drive digital transformation and climate action. The firm combines a specialist focus on deep-tech early stage startups with dedicated funds, investment teams, and expert advisors to actively help founders build global companies powered by AI/Data, Web3 or Climate/Ocean Tech.
No. The Filecoin Faber Accelerator is a 12-week fully remote program. We will support you but not overwhelm you with back to back talks and workshops. You will spend roughly one day a week with structured sessions and then we’ll get out of your way and let you focus on building and growing while we continue to be available to support you as you need.
We will work with you to identify which of our mentors may be better suited to help you and then create speed networking sessions to put you in front of the ones we think may be a good match. We will then iterate with you to give you more time with the mentors that can better support you. You will also have the opportunity to schedule office hours with some additional mentors. But at the end of the day, if there’s someone that is outside of our network that could be a great mentor for you, we'll work our own networks to help you reach that specific person.
As a first step in the acceleration program we will discuss expectations with you to make sure that it’s absolutely clear for both what you want to achieve. There is no one size fits all when it comes to expectations but at the very least we want to make sure you are prepared to raise the funding you need to take the next step in your journey.
This program will run for twelve weeks, starting in late April and finishing in mid July.
Any team, with a European presence, developing a business project connected to Filecoin or IPFS is eligible to apply. If you don’t yet have a company setup we can help you with that process during the program.
We have a strong preference for project that are already using Filecoin/IPFS, be it directly or indirectly through SDKs, APIs, etc., or are planning to use it. However, we may decide to accept exceptional teams that are addressing big enough problems even if they are not planning on using Filecoin/IPFS on the short term.
Faber has been supporting outstanding teams since 2013, and previous to that we had our own startups or were operators in growing businesses. We walk the talk and our portfolio vouches for us. We are usually the first call for the founders when they need help with their startups. At the same time, Protocol Labs has built one of the building blocks of the Web3 ecosystem and has been supporting developers and startups since day one. Regardless of what deep technical issue you are trying to solve, they have someone that can point you in the right direction.