Village Global is backed by some of the most successful company founders including: Bill Gates (Microsoft), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Jeff Bezos (Amazon) and Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn).
The backing includes a financial investment of $150,000 as well as access to a network of experts, advisors and other investors.
Village Global’s Network Catalyst Accelerator is based out of San Francisco and Verity Co-founders Martin Mikeln and Nick Bartlett have already been out in the US to commence working with the programme.
Martin Mikeln, Verity co-founder commented:
“We are delighted to have received backing from such a well-respected firm and we’ve already learned a huge amount from leading industry figures during our recent visit. It’s a huge vote of confidence in Verity and an amazing opportunity for us to further develop our ‘decentralized oracle’ product.”
Over the coming months, Mikeln and Bartlett will make regular trips out to the San Francisco Network Catalyst Accelerator base to receive mentoring, pitch to new investors, and attend various networking and learning events.
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