Announcing the Crypto Startup Accelerator (CSX) Spring 2024 Cohort

Jason Rosenthal

Our Crypto Startup Accelerator (CSX) Spring 2024 program kicks off this week, with the founders of 25 promising early-stage startups gathered in London.  Over 10 weeks, they’ll learn from each other and receive guidance and resources from the a16z crypto team, speeding up their path to product-market fit and setting them up for long-term growth and success. 

The CSX Spring 2024 participants beat out a very competitive field to get here. We received applications from across the world, and the cohort includes founders from eight different countries: Israel, Japan, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 

The founders of these 25 companies have an ambitious vision paired with the drive and talent to advance core sectors of the crypto ecosystem, including infrastructure, consumer apps, DeFi, payments, games, dev tools, and DePIN.

Here are the CSX Spring 2024 participants:

  • AminoChain: a decentralized bio-sample marketplace
  • Collar Networks: building the investment bank of the future
  • Compass Labs: building a new standard interface for DeFi
  • Hungry Cats Studio: verification of safe and trustworthy AI workflows
  • Launcher: a crypto product hunt and platform for building smart contract mini apps
  • MagicBlock: framework for on-chain gaming on Solana and SVM
  • NEBRA Labs: an R&D organization that scales and composes proof verification on blockchains 
  • Neynar: developer infrastructure for Farcaster
  • NodeKit: building a shared sequencer to help decentralize rollups and improve interoperability
  • Nosh: a decentralized food delivery protocol
  • OpenLayer: scaling web3 through optimistic verifiable computation
  • OpenTrade: provides institutional lending and yield products for the new digital economy
  • Playmint: creating an autonomous world that lets builders create onchain game experiences
  • Roux: a culinary platform for the digital era
  • Sablier: provides infrastructure for token distribution in web3
  • Scrypted: building at the intersection of AI, gaming, and decentralization
  • Spire: a zk Appchain network with atomic composability
  • Strobe: a DeFi scaling network that enables new permissionless and transparent markets
  • taralli labs: a protocol that enables an efficient and decentralized zero-knowledge proof supply chain 
  • Tata Bazaar: a social commerce platform connecting the physical and digital worlds of fashion and beauty
  • TITLES: builds creative tools powered by artist-trained AI models
  • Tranched: automates private securitisation transactions using blockchain technology
  • Tweed: wallet and payment solution to onboard consumers in blockchain-based applications
  • Valyu Network: provides trusted data to AI models and applications
  • zkPassport: authentication for government-issued passports with selective reveal of information

Congratulations to all! I’m looking forward to working closely with each of you in the coming months. 

Interested in joining the next CSX cohort? Applications for CSX Fall 2024 in New York City will be open until March 29th, so apply now!


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