BasedVC and BAYC Launch Community-Driven Apes Capital

Venture capital is crucial to any startup’s success, but it often presents barriers for retail investors. However, BasedVC and the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) are trying to change that with their new collaboration: Apes Plus, a venture capital entity, is designed by Apes for Apes, focusing on community-led investments.

Addressing Funding Limitations

BasedVC is a Web3 venture capital firm that aims to address the funding limitations in both Web2 and Web3 projects. Using blockchain technology, BasedVC offers a solution to democratize investment opportunities for retail investors in approved jurisdictions. This platform aims to allow individuals to pool their funds and invest in projects that were previously only accessible to high-net-worth individuals.

The Role of BAYC

According to the announcement, the Apes Capital platform will be exclusively available to Bored Apes and Mutant Apes members. These members can use Ape Coin to invest in “top-tier projects”.

As one of the most influential NFT projects globally, Bored Ape Yacht Club comprises 10,000 unique NFTs. By collaborating with Apes Capital, BAYC members can invest in Web3 startups. This partnership also involves Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC), highlighting the initiative’s community-driven nature.

Apes Capital Platform

Apes Capital will utilize BasedVC’s licensed legal structure to ensure due diligence and project tracking. The platform will also have features such as its own announcements, feed, links, chat, over-the-counter services, and a ticketing system. This platform will protect community members from being used as exit liquidity on traditional exchanges.

With over $40 million already deployed in capital and investments in more than 20 projects, including Shrapnel, Nillion, Heroes of Mafia, and Supraoracles, Apes Capital is off to a strong start. This partnership showcases the potential of decentralized finance and community-driven initiatives in shaping the future of Web3.

The collaboration between BasedVC, BAYC, and its community highlights the potential that decentralized finance can unlock. By allowing individuals from all backgrounds to participate in investment opportunities.


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