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May 9, 2022
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CV Labs Demo Day & Launch of The Future Unicorns Club NFTs

Three platinum NFTs from the Future Unicorns Club NFT Collection

Global blockchain disruptors took their maiden flight from CV Labs Incubation Program Batch_03. To celebrate, CV Labs created The Future Unicorns Club NFT Collection - a custom-designed NFT for each startup that successfully graduated from the CV Labs Incubation Program. Each NFT reflects the purpose of the individual startup. Owning a unique Future Unicorns Club NFT is a way to support and promote these determined startups and indeed share in their successes. Not only that but NFT holders gain entry to this year's CV Summit.

The just-published CV VC Top 50 Report 2021 shows that Crypto Valley is home to 14 unicorns and over 1000 blockchain businesses. CV Labs Incubation Batch_03 were nurtured by this ecosystem, systemically and organically, and may just have new Unicorns in the making!


Just as fledglings are nurtured until they are ready to fly, CV Labs has already incubated 22 successful global tech teams’ pathways to success. As the incubation arm of Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CV VC), CV Labs is the heartbeat of Crypto Valley, Europe’s leading blockchain ecosystem. 

As is the traditional manner, when incubatees graduate from CV Labs, there is a celebration which is known as The CV Labs Demo Day (Batch_03). Demo Day brought all incubated startups together and introduced them to 200 of CV VC’s wider ecosystem which includes fellow investors, experts, mentors, and blockchain fanatics.

Demo Day Batch_3.0 was as informative as it was exciting for attendees who witnessed each incubatee present their solutions to current world problems using blockchain technology. 


  • Mazuma- international remittance and mobile money (Ghana)
  • HouseAfrica- digital Property Validation System (Nigeria)
  • Pravica - decentralized communication suite for enterprises (Egypt)
  • Carmachain- p2p data marketplace for the unbanked (Nigeria)
  • Blockfrauds - insurance fraud (UK) 
  • CO2DAO - carbon credits marketplace (Switzerland)

Nicolai Reinbold, Global Head of Expansion & Innovation, CV Labs said, “At CV Labs, incubatees benefit not only from the broader ecosystem in Switzerland but from our CV VC internal ecosystem. Our experts and mentors from various fields and all-important jurisdictions brought empowering energy to Demo day. We are very proud of Batch_0.3 startups and encourage everyone to support their excellence by availing of the inaugural Future Unicorns Club NFT. Each NFT is specific to the startup and is like owning a little part of their excellence and sharing in their success! And perhaps even Crypto Valleys next Unicorn”.

CV Labs is the incubation arm of CV VC, which invests in blockchain because it is more than just a technology - it is changing the way the world interacts and transacts. Our Batch_3 Demo Day demonstrated this investment thesis at its purest, where each company clearly articulated how their solutions are revolutionizing their respective industries using blockchain technology. 

As a fervent driver of blockchains’ role in the emerging fourth industrial revolution, CV Labs has adapted its incubation program to allow participating startups to engage with ecosystem players in person and virtually. All participants receive an investment of up to $125,000 in addition to the following blocks of learning, over 3 months.

Bootcamp: Connection to the Crypto Valley ecosystem which has the know-how and is ready to counsel founders and provide the fundamentals of starting a blockchain tech-based disruptor business.

Block 1 - Technology, Product, and Legal: In this block, we teach everything that a startup should know and be equipped with regarding product development, technology, and legal. Such teaching is supported by experts within these fields.

Block 2 - Marcomms: Social Media, Branding, and PR guidance by global agencies, media outlets, and motivational input from world-renowned inspirational creators.


About CV Labs: 

CV Labs is the heartbeat of Crypto Valley, Switzerland’s Blockchain hub. We help global start-ups, corporates, and investors to leverage blockchain technology and to transform their industries. As the international ecosystem builder and the incubation arm of CV VC, we are an intrinsic driver of the fourth industrial revolution. CV Labs drives CV VCs international ecosystem through incubation & acceleration programs, developing events & summits, delivering advisory & reports, and providing co-working spaces.


About CV VC

Headquartered in Switzerland, the private venture capital company offers seed funding and an incubation program to global tech teams in exchange for equity. In addition, CV VC provides consulting and investment advisory to corporates. As an initiator of Crypto Valley which is the birthplace of Ethereum and home to 14 Unicorns, CV VC & CV Labs is the hub of Crypto Valleys’ acumen and a global force driving the fourth industrial revolution. Through CV Labs, CV VC nurtures global ecosystems from its headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, and its locations in Liechtenstein and Africa. CV VC has an entrepreneurial spirit as epitomized by its founders and board members who represent its ethos - Founders for Founders. These include Ex Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann, Executive Chairman DMCC Ahmed Bin Sulayem, industrialist Alex Wassmer, entrepreneur Mathias Ruch, investment banker Olaf Hannemann, former Finnish Minister Anne Berner, and Philipp Rösler, ex Vice-Chancellor of Germany & Managing Director of World Economic Forum.

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