Top-10 social blockchain startups

Top-10 social blockchain startups

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Top-10 social blockchain startups

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We are working on a new issue of the magazine summing up the results of the year, which will be issued on December 31, 2018. The issue will include Top 100 companies in the blockchain industry which we believe will change the world in 2019. Companies will be structured in 10 categories. Read about the tenth category today – TOP-10 Social blockchain startups.

Startups sorted alphabetically:

 

1. Amply

http://www.amply.tech/

Amply is a mobile application for Early Childhood Development service providers to use to track their students’ attendance. The app leverages blockchain technology to ensure accurate and secure data capture and storage. Amply has helped ECD centers upgrade their previously paper-based system. For service providers, the app saves them the time and money spent filling out paper logs, leaving more time for what really matters – teaching.

LOCATION:
Cape Town, South Africa

DATE FOUNDED:
2016

FOUNDERS:
Shaun Conway
Lohan Spies

INVESTORS/PARTNERS:
Innovation Edge
UNICEF Innovation Fund
Social Alpha Foundation
Western Cape Government

 

2. Civic

https://www.civic.com/

Civic’s blockchain based ecosystem gives businesses and individuals the tools to control and protect identities. Identification information such as passport information, social security number, birth certificate, banking information, and so, can be securely stored on Civics blockchain. The blockchain ensures that the information is trusted, secured and unique to the individual. By utilizing the blockchain in this social enterprise, storing, managing and accessing your identity becomes efficient, honest and secure.

LOCATION:
San Francisco, California, USA

DATE FOUNDED:
2016

FOUNDERS:
Vinny Lingham
Jonathan Smith

INVESTORS/PARTNERS:
BlockChain Capital
Tally Capital
zk Capital
Genesis One Capital
Plug and Play
Dalma Capital

 

3. Civil

https://civil.co/

Civil is a self-governing marketplace where citizens directly sponsor newsrooms and journalists collaboratively run their own publications. Their mission is to help power sustainable journalism throughout the world. To do so, they’re employing a decentralized model based on blockchain and cryptoeconomics.

LOCATION:
Brooklyn, New York, USA

DATE FOUNDED:
2017

FOUNDERS:
Matthew Iles
Lillian Ruiz
Matt Coolidge
Christine Mohan

INVESTORS/PARTNERS:
ConsenSys
Token Foundry
Old Town Media
Splice 100

 

4. Electron

http://www.electron.org.uk/

Electron is a UK-based startup that aims to help UK households cut their energy usage by using blockchain technology. The vision of this blockchain startup is “to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the rapid changes in the energy market being driven by decarbonisation, decentralisation, digitisation, and democratisation.

LOCATION:
London, England, UK

DATE FOUNDED:
2015

FOUNDERS:
Paul Ellis
Joanna Hubbard

INVESTORS/PARTNERS:
SYSTEMIQ
Tokyo Electric Power
Innovate UK
Pivigo

 

5. Giveth

https://giveth.io/

Giveth is an entirely free, open-source platform for building Decentralized Altruistic Communities. What Giveth does, is it allows people to give to causes they believe in, in an effective and transparent way using the blockchain. All donations are stored on the immutable Ethereum blockchain so that you can follow, in real-time, who receives your donations and why.

LOCATION:
Barcelona, Spain

DATE FOUNDED:
2016

FOUNDERS:
Griff Green
Jordi Baylina

INVESTORS/PARTNERS:
ODEM
MyCrypto
SALT Lending
Aragon

 

6. Kora Network

https://kora.network/

Kora Network provides the tools needed to build a self-sustaining, community-owned ecosystem for circulating and accumulating capital. Kora Network is making the blockchain immediately accessible to populations in need of financial services by finding ways to integrate it with technologies they already use, such as mobile phones. Kora has been working directly with a range of groups — from farmers in Nigeria to coffee producers in Peru to a cooperative in Bangladesh — to make financial products that are accessible and work for groups that may otherwise go without them. The blockchain allows these groups to access financial services at a lower cost, increase transparency around where their funds are and how they get used, and allow projects to scale up more easily.

LOCATION:
Lagos, Nigeria

DATE FOUNDED:
2016

FOUNDERS:
Dickson Nsofor
Bryan Uyanwune

INVESTORS/PARTNERS:
FBG Capital
ConsenSys
Stellar

 

7. Nano Vision

https://nanovision.com/

Nano Vision is empowering global citizens to step up and lend their efforts to furthering disease-prevention research and development. Through blockchain’s inherently decentralized solution, anyone, whether they are scientists, doctors or simply engaged civilians, will have access to the data that has been collected and the research that has been recorded on Nano Vision’s platform. The initiative anticipates that this will fuel new steps in the research process, thus sparking faster innovation.

LOCATION:
Austin, Texas, USA

DATE FOUNDED:
2017

FOUNDERS:
Steve Papermaster

INVESTORS/PARTNERS:
ARM
Baylor College of Medicine
The George Washington University

 

8. Nuggets

http://www.nuggets.life/

Nuggets is an e-commerce payments and ID platform that stores personal and payment data securely in the blockchain. Nuggets offers security, anonymity, and control when making purchases online. The blockchain e-commerce platform uses biometrics, so you have no passwords to remember or to be stolen. Your ID, payment information, and purchase history are encrypted and stored in the blockchain. Even Nugget can’t get at your data, unless you choose to share it.

LOCATION:
London, England, UK

DATE FOUNDED:
2016

FOUNDERS:
Alastair Johnson
Seema Khinda Johnson

INVESTORS/PARTNERS:
Momentum London
QFPay
Storiqa
Credits

 

9. Origin Protocol

https://www.originprotocol.com/

Origin is a protocol for creating sharing economy marketplaces using the Ethereum blockchain and IPFS. Origin is working to reduce the cost, difficulty, and barriers to entry for building marketplaces, enabling people to build truly peer-to-peer marketplaces on the blockchain. In creating this kind of decentralized underpinning, blockchains offer communities alternatives to one-size-fits all solutions and economies of scale.

LOCATION:
San Francisco, California, USA

DATE FOUNDED:
2017

FOUNDERS:
Josh Fraser
Matthew Liu

INVESTORS/PARTNERS:
Chain Capital
KBW Ventures
DHVC
Cypher Capital

 

10. Thrive Labs

https://ico.thrivelabs.io/

Thrive is a Blockchain-based marketplace to buy and sell advertising at very low fees. People get paid for data sharing and for reviewing the quality of each website in the ecosystem.
Using the blockchain to create a safe, rewarding platform where users can buy and sell advertisement space, all the while also rewarding real-life consumers and reviewers who help make the system work, this is digital marketing taken to the very next level.

LOCATION:
Lija, Mailta

DATE FOUNDED:
2017

FOUNDERS:
Cataldo Franzone
Giuseppe Calabrò

INVESTORS/PARTNERS:
Teju-Finance
Origin
Flazio
Blocktrust Capital

 

Read more news in the new issue of our Rising Blockchain Magazine.