CROWDSTART CAPITAL

MISSION

Crowdstart Capital CSC is a Blockchain technology accelerator. CSC plans to raise capital through a digital token sale. The purpose is to enable the provision of consulting and development services to blockchain-related projects close to the needs of the incumbent industries. The digital token sale will start on 1 November 2017 and will end on 30 November 2017. After the token sale, the CSC team will start supporting projects, researching further opportunities and the digital token will be listed on cryptocurrency exchanges available for trading after a lock- up period of 40 days starting on 1 December.

The purpose of Crowdstart Capital is:

  1. To directly support the development of blockchain-related projects by offering consulting and development services equivalent in value to the support usually provided through a traditional investment.
  2. To open up opportunities previously only available via crowdfunding or venture capitalists by tokenizing the startup acceleration process.
  3. To take a leading role in the encouragement of innovation and adoption of blockchain technology (more here) by providing development resources, mentoring and application promotion.

 

CROWDSTART CAPITAL WHITEPAPER DOWNLOAD (PDF)

 


Essentials For ‘XSC’ Token Holders

Any potential purchaser of  Crowdstart Capital tokens should be aware of the absolute risk of losing the entire purchased amount. There will be no guarantees of any return. Additionally, no guarantees can be made that tokens will be traded at above the initial purchase price.

  • Crowdstart Capital will put XSC tokens up for sale on one or more cryptocurrency exchanges.
  • 2,500,000,000 XSC tokens at 0,01 EUR per token is the maximum amount of tokens to be sold at the token sale.

PRELIMINARY CROWDSTART CAPITAL TERMS

Target Industries & Acceleration Strategy

CSC targets blockchain-related projects mainly in the fields of:
  • Industry 4.0 (IoT, Automation, Supply Chain)
  • Energy (Solar, Wind)
  • Legal Tech (AI, Compliance)
  • Healthcare (Data Accessibility, Security)
  • Space (Earth Observation, Satellites)

The CSC team – through its experience and partnership with Datarella GmbH – has been working in these areas with world leading companies and organisations, such as Siemens, Daimler, Intel, United Nations, Clariant, and others. The CSC team has successfully designed, developed and implemented blockchain projects for and together with clients since 2015. Using the proceeds of the digital token sale  CSC will provide development and consulting services equivalent in value to the support provided through a traditional investment while giving everyone an opportunity to participate in the blockchain ecosystem.

Beside the above mentioned project fields, CSC is dedicated to supporting blockchain-related innovation at its earliest stages, where we can create a manageable and efficient project workflow. It is also in these areas that we believe we make the most valuable impact by matching the startup’s abilities with the needs of incumbent industries. We  evaluate exceptional teams in terms of technological mastery, domain expertise, general management capabilities, and personal attributes. During  a 6-12 month acceleration process, we offer selected startups direct consulting and development resources to bridge the gap between concept and saleable product.

Acceleration Process

CSC does not provide startups with cash but rather with development and consulting services equivalent in value to the support alternatively provided through a traditional investment. The startup gets these consulting and development services without having to to sell ownership shares. CSC activities will be financed by the sale of tokens. The more tokens are sold, the more development and consulting services can be provided to startups.

The startups selected through the CSC process will receive 250.000 EUR to 750.000 EUR worth of development and consulting services to support their project. Utilizing these resources and mentorship from CSC, a market-ready solution (or minimal viable product) should be presented within 12 months.

CSC’s aim is to  be rewarded for its services with a success fee payable by the respective startup in case of a financial transaction, s.a. an acquisition or another investment by a third party.

Sample Industry Partners

   
  

Startups

Startups seeking support from CSC should:

●  Work on a blockchain-related project in one of the above mentioned fields
●  Have the ability to develop a market-ready solution within 12 months
●  Be willing to adapt their offering to existing market needs
●  Be entrepreneurial to the max

Naturally, the above criteria are necessary but not necessarily sufficient for an acceleration agreement to take place. The vetting and due diligence process will be carefully executed according to the current market climate, mentoring capabilities available at CSC, fit to industrial use case, potential for further development in team, etc..

Dealflow Details

  • 5-10 Projects
  • Up to 750.000 EUR per Blockchain Project
  • Target deal lifetime between 6 and 12 months

PRELIMINARY DIGITAL TOKEN SALE TERMS

Token Denomination
1 XSC token = 0,01 EUR

Token Cap
2.5 billion (2.500.000.000) XSC tokens maximum
100 million (100.000.000) XSC tokens minimum

Token Structure
80%: Investors
10%: CSC Founding Partners
5%: CSC Team
3%: Advisors
2%: Bounties

Success Fee
A success fee will be charged as part of the corporate acquisition agreement

Trading Term
Evergreen: XSC tokens are traded in perpetuity once issued

Structure
Crowdstart Capital (CSC) will operate through Crowdstart Capital GmbH

Expenses
Set-up; ongoing legal, accounting and administration costs

 

ACCELERATION GAME-CHANGER

A New Model

Crowdstart Capital is not an investment fund but rather a technology accelerator directly supporting both product development and a path to exit via corporate acquisition. Most accelerators offer mentoring and help with establishing connections to VCs. The CSC difference is that we offer development and consulting services equivalent in value to the support alternatively provided through a traditional investment. This approach provides value and lowers risk across the board.

The tokenization of the startup acceleration process provides token holders the opportunity to profit should the value of XSC tokens increase when sold on open cryptocurrency markets. Token holders are also granted a 20% discount on CSC consulting and development services in case we agree on a commercial service contract.

For startups we offer a unique value proposition. CSC does not provide startups with cash. Instead we directly offer what startups need to succeed.  Concretely this means that the needed development resources will be provided for free and that the founders do not have to dilute their ownership stake. These CSC activities will be financed by the sale of tokens representing these services.

Due to our close relationship and years of experience serving the needs of incumbent industry, we are in a unique position to guide and form the startups in our acceleration pipeline to a smooth exit. Corporations looking to acquire blockchain technology appropriate to their business units and specific use cases need look no further.

A Unique Position with Potential

The team behind Crowdstart Capital, the founders of Datarella GmbH, Munich, is a leading solutions provider within the blockchain technology since 2015. Datarella has led blockchain projects to success for a multitude of companies within manufacturing, automotive, supply chain, insurance and humanitarian aid.

During the last several years of working on blockchain technology, Datarella has noticed a very strong trend among industries, the willingness and initiative is there for blockchain, but the knowledge and technology is missing. To fill this gap, and leapfrog on the enthusiasm seen among corporations and  individuals, Crowdstart Capital aims to support rising stars with a clear exit/acquisition strategy within blockchain technology.

Experienced Management & Advisory Team

The CSC team has a breadth of experience in entrepreneurship, private equity, technology and C-level management. There is however one common characteristic governing all decisions, a strong pragmatism and attention to market trends.

Working on implementing and developing the strategic reasoning in blockchain projects for the last couple of years has built a solid basis of understanding about blockchain field as well as in-depth knowledge of various use cases.

The advisory team includes legal experts, management from industry and scientific and technical advisors. They provide the managing team with an unparalleled knowledge basis and advice as well as contact to key persons.

STARTUPS

CSC targets blockchain-related startups mainly in the fields of:

  • Industry 4.0 (IoT, Automation, Supply Chain)
  • Energy (Solar, Wind)
  • Legal Tech (AI, Compliance)
  • Healthcare (Data Accessibility, Security)
  • Space (Earth Observation, Satellites)

CSC Acceleration Process

The goal of the Crowdstart Capital acceleration process is to make startups exit-ready within a period of 6-12 months. The founder team is requested to agree upon a joint effort in aligning the startup’s product development with the requirements of the potential target company.

The  profound experience of the CSC team in mentoring and accelerating teams: (Founder Institute, Superdrive, etc.) provide a sound basis for an efficient and streamlined process. The acceleration process comprises 5 stages

  • Selection & Investment – Based on industry criteria
  • Onboarding – Aligned with target company requirements
  • Product Development – Startups receive  250.000 EUR to 750.000 EUR worth of development and consulting services
  • Matching – The final reality check
  • Exit – A guided sales process

Depending on the startup’s preconditions and abilities, the CSC team provides expertise, resources and network benefits. A success fee will be charged as part of the corporate acquisition agreement

How to apply?

You can apply with Crowdstart Capital using this application form.

This is the only way you can apply to CSC. We do not accept any application via any other communication channel.

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