The UNICEF Venture Fund, in collaboration with Giga, is looking to make up to $100K equity-free investments (in cryptocurrency) to provide early stage (seed) financing and mentoring to for-profit technology startups that have the potential to benefit humanity.
Applicants will receive funding in cryptocurrency (bitcoin or ether) through our recently launched CryptoFund. Given the current global climate and a dramatic shift to a digital world as a result of COVID-19, open-source solutions that address critical needs for society are as important as ever.
If you have a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open source blockchain prototype (or you are willing to make it open source) showing promising results, we are looking for you.
- Check eligibility criteria
- Read the full Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) document
- Submit your Expression of Interest
*Female founders are encouraged to apply
**This cohort will receive funding in cryptocurrency (up to USD $100K equivalent). If you’re new to crypto and interested in applying, the UNICEF CryptoFund supports startups with a step-by-step process for setting up wallets. Email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “[Company Name]: Setting up a crypto wallet”.
***If you are not sure if your country’s legislation allows for holding cryptocurrencies, please make sure to mention this in your application.