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Tachyon is an accelerator for early-stage blockchain and Web 3.0 startups

What We Do

Twice a year, we bring together a highly selective group of founders for an intense 12-week sprint to hone their value proposition, test their assumptions with real customers, and prepare for the next phase of investment and growth. Together with our global network of experts and advisors, our experience building pillars of the core blockchain development suite, and a wide array of industry partners, we help guide founders in building validated, market-ready Web 3.0 businesses.

Tachyon III

Tachyon III is a full-time, on-location program bringing 8-12 teams together in New York City from November 2019 through February 2020. Teams will be provided funding, office space, one on one mentorship, and programming around business and blockchain specific issues, culminating in an investor day and post-program fundraising support.

We believe the most substantial impact for Web 3.0 and blockchain technology will be in redefining the relationships between people and our financial systems. While still in its early stages, the Open Financial stack powers trust-minimized financial products for a global set of users. Tachyon III will bring together founders working in this space to build decentralized financial networks and programmable, composable assets and services that will fundamentally reshape the global financial economy.

  • Dates: November 2019 through February 2020 (with a short holiday break)

  • Investment: $150k per team

  • Location: New York City

DeFi

Critical protocols and tools to support trust-free transactions, peer-to-peer payments, stablecoins, security tokens, and payment processing structures.

Asset Mgmt

Products that support the development of digital and programmable financial services, such as exchanges, derivatives, lending.

Risk Mgmt

Tools that support and ensure that the financial system is working as it should: insurance, security audits, forecasting, accounting tools.

Program Mentors and Speakers

JOSEPH LUBIN
JOSEPH LUBIN
Founder, ConsenSys & Co-Founder, Ethereum
NISA AMOILS
NISA AMOILS
Venture Capitalist & Securities Lawyer
ROBBIE BENT
ROBBIE BENT
Head of Developer Strategy, Ethereum Foundation
PATRICK BERARDUCCI
PATRICK BERARDUCCI
Co-Head of Global FinTech, ConsenSys
DAVID BOOTH
DAVID BOOTH
CEO, On Deck
JOHN BRENNAN
JOHN BRENNAN
Co-Founder, Coven
RYAN BUBINSKI
RYAN BUBINSKI
Co-Founder, Codecademy & Co-Founder/CPO, Decrypt Media
SHAWN CHENG
SHAWN CHENG
Partner, ConsenSys Labs
WEE MING CHOON
WEE MING CHOON
Corporate Counsel, ConsenSys
GARY CHOU
GARY CHOU
Founder, Orbital
VARUN DESHPANDE
VARUN DESHPANDE
Co-Founder, Nuo Network
ROBERT DROST
ROBERT DROST
Head of R&D, ConsenSys
BRADLEY FEINSTEIN
BRADLEY FEINSTEIN
Head of Sports, ConsenSys
RON GARRETT
RON GARRETT
Managing Partner, ConsenSys Labs
VANESSA GRELLET
VANESSA GRELLET
Executive Director, ConsenSys
JED HALFON
JED HALFON
Partner, Republic Crypto
TOM HALIKIAS
TOM HALIKIAS
Co-Founder, TokLend
ZACH HERRING
ZACH HERRING
Design Strategist, ConsenSys Labs
DANIEL HEYMAN
DANIEL HEYMAN
Program Director, PegaSys
ALEX ISKOLD
ALEX ISKOLD
Managing Partner, 2048 Ventures
JALAK JOBANPUTRA
JALAK JOBANPUTRA
Founder & Managing Partner, Future Perfect Ventures
KATIE JOHNSON
KATIE JOHNSON
Design Strategist & Researcher, ConsenSys Labs
LORY KEHOE
LORY KEHOE
Managing Director, ConsenSys Ireland
AYESHA KIANI
AYESHA KIANI
Managing Director, Republic
MIKE KRIAK
MIKE KRIAK
Media & Advertising Lead, ConsenSys
JOYCE LAI
JOYCE LAI
Legal Liaison & Contributor, The Brooklyn Project
ALEXANDER LANGE
ALEXANDER LANGE
Angel Investor
SOPHIA LOPEZ
SOPHIA LOPEZ
Founder, Kaleido
CECILY MAK
CECILY MAK
Venture Partner, ConsenSys
MANU MARCHAL
MANU MARCHAL
Managing Director, ConsenSys UK
CHRIS McCANN
CHRIS McCANN
General Partner, Proof of Capital
EVIN McMULLEN
EVIN McMULLEN
Founder, Stow Protocol
DAVID MERIN
DAVID MERIN
Co-Founder, Coven
VINAY MOHAN
VINAY MOHAN
Managing Director, ConsenSys Singapore
KYLE MONSON
KYLE MONSON
Partner and EVP, WE Codeword
JESSE MOUALLEK
JESSE MOUALLEK
Head of North American Operations, Deepomatic
COLLIN MYERS
COLLIN MYERS
Global DeFi Product Strategy, ConsenSys
BRYAN MYINT
BRYAN MYINT
Partner, Republic
JACK PURDY
JACK PURDY
Research Analyst, Messari.io
THOMAS RUSH
THOMAS RUSH
Head of Platform, ConsenSys Labs
LORENZO SANTOS
LORENZO SANTOS
Lead Growth Engineer, CoDeFi
TOM SHAUGHNESSY
TOM SHAUGHNESSY
Co-Founder, Delphi Digital
FEDERICO SODDU
FEDERICO SODDU
Legal, ConsenSys
ALEX SOONG
ALEX SOONG
Co-Founder, Set Protocol
TARA TAN
TARA TAN
Lead, IDEO CoLab Ventures
ERIC TANG
ERIC TANG
Co-Founder, Livepeer
MIN TEO
MIN TEO
Executive Director, ConsenSys Labs Investments
SABRINA THARANI
SABRINA THARANI
Director of Global Startup Partnerships, Mastercard
KEN TIMSIT
KEN TIMSIT
Managing Director, ConsenSys France
ANDREAS WALLENDAHL
ANDREAS WALLENDAHL
Co-Founder, Kauri

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • Application Window: August 1 - September 16 (due by midnight EDT)

  • Interviews & Cohort Selection: September - October

  • Program Dates: November - February

Virtual Office Hours

Have questions? View our FAQ, or schedule a time to meet the Tachyon team and learn more about the program over video chat.

Tachyon III Open Finance Accelerator, November 2019 - February 2020 in NYC

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The ConsenSys Advantage

Joseph Lubin founded ConsenSys in 2014 to support the ongoing development, growth, and opportunity of Ethereum. Since then, we have incubated and invested in more than 100 projects and companies, including key pillars of the Ethereum ecosystem — Infura, Metamask, Truffle Suite, Pegasys, and Nuo. Along the way, we have worked to expand the ability of developers and businesses to utilize Ethereum, from developer education to ecosystem grants to enterprise partnerships.

All Tachyon founders benefit from every corner of the ConsenSys Mesh, our global formation of developers, entrepreneurs, enterprise experts, lawyers, educators, creatives, and more who are working together to lay the foundations for a decentralized future, anchored on the Ethereum blockchain.

Global Network

A global network of Web 3.0 native founders & mentors

Web 3.0 Core Tools

Access and credits towards core Ethereum developer tools and services

Full-Stack Perspective

Informed counsel and perspective on regulatory and enterprise conditions for blockchain

Tachyon Team

GABRIEL ANDERSON
GABRIEL ANDERSON

Managing Director

Gabriel is a serial entrepreneur with specialties in early-stage growth, customer acquisition, and business development. Previously, he led VaynerBeta and founded a series of REtech & Fintech startups after a stint in Finance.
BRIAN DELL
BRIAN DELL

Program Director

Brian helps founders and businesses build momentum with customers, users, and stakeholders. Previously, he led strategy at Quartz, a global business media brand, and was a partner at the strategy and innovation lab GMD Studios.
JASON NOVACK
JASON NOVACK

Program Director

Jason approaches businesses through the lens of complex systems design. Previously, he founded a FoW company called Pilotship and led BizOps at two image recognition ML companies after starting his career as an aerospace systems engineer.
MANSI PRAKASH
MANSI PRAKASH

Business Associate, Investments

Mansi helps founders understand their markets, customers and business fundamentals. On Labs, she’s focused on investments in identifying and investing in crypto startups. Previously, she worked in strategy consulting and founded a social enterprise.
ROHUN JAUHAR
ROHUN JAUHAR

Director of Investor Relations

Rohun focuses on Operations across ConsenSys Labs and Tachyon, and supports founders to build their companies through various stages of development. Previously, he worked at Facebook & GE across Strategy, Finance, and Operations.