We are happy to announce that we have closed our pre-seed round with €2.5 million in funding.
After initially looking for a €500K pre-seed round from close friends, things escalated rather quickly. More than 40 well-known angels and investors believed in us as a team and our vision.
Blockbrain also claimed an equity-free €1 million innovation grant from the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in cooperation with the University of Ulm.
We will use the funds to build a blockchain data platform for more security and transparency in web3.
The problem and how we are solving it
Criminals are exploiting the novelty of web3 to steal from everyday people. Retail investors have been losing billions of dollars in crypto scams every year. We were tired of watching from the sidelines, so we created Blockbrain with the ambition to fill the missing trust in the industry. We aim to build a technological bridge toward mainstream adoption, beyond all the hype.
Our AI-driven SaaS platform analyzes, protects, and optimizes users’ blockchain assets. We fight threats, cover P&L and tax reports, and provide personalized updates on risks & opportunities in web3.
Mattias Protzmann, Product and Strategy
“I have a strong passion for technology that solves problems. This energy has steered me from careers in corporations to entrepreneurship. I’ve since founded four ventures, always between data and content, and successfully grew them into successful companies. Today, they provide jobs for a lot of people and generate revenue in the 3-digit millions of USD annually.
Blockchain intrigues me as a stellar technology with generational opportunities. Combining this with state-of-the-art AI makes Blockbrain a calling I simply could not resist.”Mattias
Antonius Gress, Technology and Data
“My passion for people and technology is the ultimate driver in my life. My 13 years of work experience have focused on how technology can enhance people’s lives. Sometimes it was full-time at Bosch and part-time venture building, other times it was the opposite. Now, more than ever, I am convinced that Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) has the biggest potential to make the world a better place.
At Bosch, I built 2 micro companies, both of which more than doubled their respective revenues every year for 5 years in a row. I will leverage my experience in scaling tech teams and driving results, along with my knowledge of AI, Data, Software Engineering and web3 to accelerate the adoption of blockchain technology.“Toni
Oliver Rebner, Web3 and Operations
“During my 11 years at Audi AG, I was mainly in charge of sales in major European markets responsible for 8-digit budgets. In 2015, I discovered blockchain technology and was hooked. It felt like the early days of the Internet – endless possibilities and the potential to disrupt entire industries.
To me, the fundamental value of web3 was obvious, so I tripled down and later got involved in projects like Sandbox and Axie Infinity where I was an early investor. My goal is to positively impact society through blockchain technology. Co-founding Blockbrain was simply a no-brainer decision, as I could apply everything I lived for over the last few years.“Oli
Johannes Strachwitz, Partnerships and Investors
“In the last 26 years, I have co-founded many successful companies, mainly in the entertainment and sports sector. I have worked with many, often world-renowned personalities in their respective fields, such as Snoop Dogg in music, Thomas Tuchel in sports and many others.
I am convinced that blockchain has the potential to make the world a more just place for those for whom justice is currently rare. In 2014, I was one of the victims of the Mt. Gox exchange hack. I know how it feels to be scammed. With Blockbrain, I’m glad to be able to play a part in sparing other people that feeling.“Strachi
Young Guns Founding Team, Web3 Natives
Blockbrain is built around a young founding team, which has worked on this endeavor alongside the co-founders since day one. They are an ambitious group of web3 natives, eager to develop a product that solves the problems they have experienced first-hand.
From losing money to scams to struggling with poor UX, the team has gone through it all in the last 5 to 10 years. The younger generation in the team is providing a strong and very important connection to the web3 user base.
“We wish we had access to a product like Blockbrain as users, but we didn’t. Now, we’re building it!“Honza, Jan, Vicky, Leon
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