Introducing the first Filecoin Faber Accelerator batch

4 min readMay 6, 2022

We’re honored to announce today the first companies selected for the Filecoin Faber Accelerator.

The Filecoin Faber Accelerator was born out of a partnership between Faber and Protocol Labs to help foster the development of the next generation of the internet. The partnership combines Faber’s experience as early-stage deep tech VC and Protocol Labs’ Web3 expertise to help entrepreneurs create the building blocks of successful new companies in the decentralized web.

Based out of Portugal — a fast-growing hub of Web3 talent — Faber leverages its experience as an early backer of AI/data-driven founders to work with Protocol Labs in helping form, fund, and accelerate teams of entrepreneurs working on hard engineering problems to build new protocols, tools, infrastructure services, or applications driving Web3 use cases.

The accelerator is fully remote and will run for 12 weeks, ending with a demo day on July 13th, providing a select batch of teams 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.

After an extremely competitive selection process, we have selected a diverse cohort of companies spanning ten time zones, from Vancouver, Canada to Cluj, Romania. With teams addressing different markets, implementing multiple business models, and coming from diverse cultural backgrounds, what binds them together is the very high level of technical knowledge amid their founders, the focus on generating value from data in a decentralized way, and the usage of IPFS and/or Filecoin as a means to maximize their impact and ability to scale.

We feel proud to be working with this extraordinary group of founders and, together with our friends at Protocol Labs, will help them get to the next milestone in their path to becoming global leaders in their segments.

Meet the companies:

AstraKode — The first platform that allows you to develop your custom enterprise blockchain solution by simply drawing it.

Coingrig — The Digital Wallet Manager for all your assets on crypto and traditional financial platforms.

deb0x — The End To End Encrypted Decentralized Email Protocol Owned By Its Users.

Kamu — Kamu brings the power of enterprise data pipelines into decentralized zero-trust environment. It lets people efficiently exchange structured data and collaborate on building real-time data supply chains and analytical pipelines.

NexBloc — NexBloc is building the next generation of the internet with blockchain DNS (bDNS) at the core and cross-chain interoperability.

$Style Protocol— The tokenized ecosystem to automatically bridge any NFT into any metaverse of the owners/players choice for cross-metaverse usability.

Yoonik — At YooniK we’re putting together the next big authentication revolution: enable anyone, anywhere, to authenticate to any device with any account in a fully decentralized fashion.

Kloov —Closing the gap between music artists & audience. Kloov delivers Premium Solutions for Artists and Record Labels with blockchain technology and NFTs dedicated to the music industry.

About Faber

Faber is a Lisbon-based VC firm that invests in teams transforming the world with technology.

The firm combines a specialist focus on deep tech early-stage startups with thematic funds, dedicated investment teams, and expert advisors to actively help founders build global companies powered by frontier technologies.

Investing since 2013 with a unique approach in Southern Europe, the firm has been an early investor in hard tech companies such as Unbabel, SWORD Health, Codacy, or YData. Alongside its AI/Data- and ClimateTech-focused funds, Faber has now launched a Web3-focused investment and acceleration program in partnership with Protocol Labs.

About Protocol Labs and Filecoin

Protocol Labs is an open-source research, development, and deployment laboratory. Our projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, and many more. We aim to make human existence orders of magnitude better through technology. We are a fully distributed company. Our team of more than 100 members works remotely and in the open to improve the internet — humanity’s most important technology — as we explore new advances in computing and related fields.

Filecoin, the world’s largest decentralized network, allows users to store, request, and transfer data via a verifiable marketplace. Filecoin is completely open-source, enabling people from all over the world to participate. The Filecoin protocol runs on an advanced and novel proof system — a combination of Proof of Spacetime (PoSt) and Proof of Replication (PoRep), to provide unmatched efficiency and reliability. Filecoin’s advanced technology provides a robust foundation to store the world’s most valuable data sets. An alternative to costly cloud storage, the Filecoin network offers efficiently priced and geographically decentralized storage, minimizing financial barriers and allowing users to take advantage of its unmatched network capabilities.




Early stage, specialty VC firm in Southern Europe, that invests in teams transforming the world with technology.