LONDON — FARFETCH Limited (NYSE: FTCH), the leading global platform for the luxury fashion industry, and Outlier Ventures, the leading global Web3 accelerator and investor, today announced the first cohort of start-ups for the Dream Assembly Base Camp accelerator program. The eight companies who are part of the first cohort are working to shape the future of Web3 luxury commerce and were selected from over 200 applications from around the world.
Dream Assembly Base Camp will provide a cohort of the most promising Web3 start-ups in the luxury fashion and lifestyle sectors with a curated program of mentorship, networking and support in order to help drive the future of Web3 luxury commerce.
FARFETCH and Outlier Ventures are pleased to announce the eight new companies that will take part in the program. These are: altr, Curie, iiNDYVERSE, METAV.RS, Mintouge, Reblium, SKNUPS and WEAR.
Martin Avetisyan, Chief Growth Officer, FARFETCH, said:
“Web3 is still a nascent industry and there’s so much more to develop and discover. The Dream Assembly Base Camp program is dedicated to supporting the best entrepreneurs and teams to scale to the next level of their development, working in partnership with the industry to design the applications and experiences that will help define the potential of Web3. We’re delighted to be launching and supporting this cohort in partnership with Outlier Ventures who have been backing start-up founders since 2014 and have unrivalled experience in the industry.”
Carol Hilsum, Senior Director of Product Innovation, FARFETCH, said:
“We are thrilled to welcome the first group of start-ups to our inaugural Dream Assembly Base Camp program. We had an incredible response to our call for applications – the community is filled with extraordinary talent and visionary entrepreneurs. The eight companies we have selected for the first cohort all show great potential in shaping the future of web3 luxury commerce.”
Jamie Burke, Founder and CEO, Outlier Ventures, said:
“Because Web3 is both a technological but also cultural movement allowing for new forms of digital scarcity it’s no surprise the fashion and luxury industry have been its first movers. However, to go beyond single NFT drops and campaigns requires a platform with the scale and capabilities of FARFETCH to help to extend Web3 to the very core of the industry’s value chain as a whole. Partnering with their Dream Assembly accelerator, Outlier Ventures brings its unparalleled deep knowledge and network to support start-ups to design, build and launch industry defining solutions with FARFETCH and its vast list of clients.”
The remote 12-week program is tailored to each start-up and will cover topics including luxury commerce, token design & economics, product roadmap, NFT & community strategy amongst others.
Start-ups will have direct access and support from a network of best-in-class Web3 mentors from the gaming, retail, marketing, talent management industries and venture capital.
Meet the first cohort:
altr (US) https://www.altr.space/
altr is a digital fashion platform dedicated to unlocking the value of cultural heritage and archival fashion. altr brings archival fashion and fashion cultural heritage to the metaverse while contributing to its physical-world preservation.
Curie (US) https://www.curie.co/
Curie is a Seattle-based startup, fulfilling the growing need for 3D in e-commerce, across all platforms and experiences, enabling fast and affordable 3D digital twins at scale.
Curie developed proprietary AI technologies and processes to fully-automate the production of 3D assets using only photos as input.
iiNDYVERSE (UK) https://www.iindyverse.com/
iiNDYVERSE is a web3 marketing & commerce no-code SaaS platform that makes it easy for any entertainment and fashion creator to engage their audiences with gamified shoppable Web3 experiences that convert them into loyal customers within the ownership economy.
METAV.RS (FR & HK) https://metav.rs/
METAV.RS is the all-in-one Metaverse Management Platform for brands and agencies, providing whitelabel solutions for NFT Commerce and Cross-Metaverse experiences.
Mintouge (UK) https://www.mintouge.com/
Mintouge is an eCommerce plug-in enabling luxury brands to on-ramp their product catalogues to Web3. Digital twins will be made available for avatars across multiple Metaverses and unlock token gated experiences to drive customer loyalty.
Reblium (NL) https://www.reblium.com/
Reblium delivers a premium avatar experience and enables you to express your unique digital identity in Web3. Scan your face in seconds and get ready to blend between gender, ethnicity, age and fantasy.
SKNUPS (UK) https://sknups.com/
SKNUPS (“skin-ups”) platform enables brands and creators to launch high-quality digital collectibles that connect into multiple games, experiences and Metaverses. The model empowers the participating brands and creators to build repeatable, scalable revenues. Led by an all-star founding team with expertise from LVMH, Kering, Dazed, ESL Gaming, Activision and Ubisoft.
WEAR (HK) https://www.wear-nft.com/
WEAR is a premium NFT platform, purpose built for luxury brands and contemporary artists. Their ecosystem provides brand partners with a one-stop-shop solution to create products, curate experiences and a marketplace to monetize them.