Launch your custom blockchain

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to launch

World-class Mentors

Mentors in our ecosystem are successful blockchain founders, veteran investors, serial entrepreneurs, tech experts, renowned academics, established institutions - each of these cogs make up our thriving ecosystem. Leverage our global network to help you grow the way you need.


360 Degree Support

We work with you from day one. LongHash Ventures offers a rigorous hands-on venture building platform, providing essential support with strategy formulation, go-to market execution, and access to a comprehensive investor network.


Dedicated Resources

Connect with the best in-class experts from Filecoin, including weekly touchpoints with research scientists, product specialists and engineers. This is a rare opportunity to learn what it takes to move on to the next level as you scale your company.

$20,000 Grant

Fuel your growth with upfront seed funding of $20,000. Projects that have demonstrated aptitude and potential throughout the programme are candidates for follow-up investments of up to USD$1.5 million.

Acceleration Journey

Launch your custom blockchain

Filecoin is about


The Filecoin network will achieve staggering economies of scale by allowing anyone to participate as a storage provider and monetize their open hard drive space. By creating an incentivized global market, prices for storage and retrieval are determined by supply and demand, not corporate pricing departments.


Content addressing and cryptographic proofs verify that data is stored reliably and securely over time. Filecoin also combines with IPFS, a peer-to-peer distributed network protocol, to make a more efficient and secure web free from corporate control.


An open-source project, Filecoin is first and foremost a network built and owned by each single individual. The network runs a sponsored data program for critically important public data such as Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap, Project Gutenberg, and more. Join Filecoin to create a more open, inclusive and trustworthy Web 3.0. 


Whether you’re a storage provider, dapp developer or just curious to know more, there is a rapidly growing ecosystem of tools, libraries and integrations to help you get started. Filecoin has an active community of contributors to answer questions and point newcomers to the right resource.

Meet your Mentors

Juan Benet
Founder & CEO
Protocol Labs
Björn Wagner
Parity Technologies
Cecilia Chapiro
Blockchain Portfolio Manager
UNICEF Ventures
Sharlyn Wu
Chief Investment Officer
Huobi Group
Emma Cui
Chief Executive Officer
LongHash Ventures
Rin Huang
Fenbushi Capital
Ben El-Baz
Head of Ecosystems
HashKey Digital Asset Group
Andrew Hill
Deng Chao
Managing Director
HashKey Capital
Jane Lippencott
Winklevoss Capital
Molly Mackinlay
Project Lead
Chance Du
Founding Partner
Coefficient Ventures
Harrison Hines
Co-Founder & CEO
Tony Gu
Founding Partner
NGC Ventures
Colin Evran
Ecosystem Lead
Remington Ong
Fenbushi Capital
Maggie Love
Pooja Shah
Product Lead
Ryan Sung Ho Kim
Co-Founder and Partner
Aidan Hyman
Co-Founder & CEO
ChainSafe Systems
Jimmy Lee
Project Manager
Jehan Chu
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Kenetic Capital
Ryan Zurrer
Founder & Managing Director
Vine Ventures
Jocy Lin
IOSG Ventures
Lou Kerner
Flight VC
ZX Zhang
Senior Engineer
Tekin Salimi
General Partner
Polychain Capital
Chan Wei Jie
FinTech Senior Manager
David Hoffman
Founder & Author
Eva Shon
Product UX
Angie Lau
Founder and CEO
Philipp Banhardt
Filecoin Foundation
Bobby Cho
CMS Holdings

About Filecoin

Filecoin is a decentralized storage network, designed to store humanity's most important information. Filecoin is a cryptocurrency incentivized decentralized market, where storage providers earn filecoin tokens for renting out storage space.

About Fenbushi Capital

Fenbushi Capital is the first and most active blockchain-focused venture capital firm in Asia. It has to date supported over 60 leading projects across 4 continents leveraging blockchain technology to reshape myriad industries such as finance, healthcare, supply chain, and consumer goods. Fenbushi’s mission is to drive healthy and sustainable growth in the global blockchain ecosystem, and actively works as a long-term strategic partner to its portfolio projects.

About LongHash Ventures

LongHash Ventures is a global blockchain accelerator and investor building the native Web 3.0 blockchain economy. With a global network established across key technological hubs including Singapore, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, the company is committed to catalyzing growth for the next generation of blockchain startups. In parallel, LongHash Ventures offers end-to-end support across the spectrum of strategy formulation, go-to-market execution, and subject matter guidance across technology, marketing, and fundraising. LongHash Ventures is supported by Fenbushi Capital, Hashkey Capital under Wanxiang Group, and Enterprise Singapore, a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry.


For a start, all you need is a clearly articulated idea and a fully formed team, though progress in development and traction are always taken into account. We look to engage projects who can contribute and value-add to the Filecoin protocol and ecosystem significantly.

Teams who are building across Web 3.0 are welcome to apply:
1) Core infrastructure driving the transition towards a more decentralized, efficient and resilient Web, supporting essential functions such as networking, computation and storage.
2) Middleware solutions that extend the utility of Filecoin beyond the blockchain protocol. Some examples include data oracles, plug-and-play blockchain toolkits, developer APIs, block explorers or search engines.
3) Applications that provide and enable end user interaction, running the gamut from gaming to social media to content marketplaces.
We aim to take in 10 companies, depending on the number of suitable applications.
The program consists of 3 phases. The first is strategy and business model where we will take you through professional workshops, introduce you to our mentor network, and provide technical advisory. The second phase is focused on your go-to-market strategy, where we will introduce you to potential partners/ customers and support your marketing and branding. The final phase is fundraising, where we will take you on an investor tour. Throughout the program, you will be introduced to our community of experts and investors as well as be given maximum exposure opportunity to events that LongHash organises or participates in, such as Singapore Fintech Festival.
Yes, we welcome and accept applications on a global basis. That being said, Asia is a major epicenter of blockchain activity, and there are many benefits to establishing a presence in this part of the world. In particular. Singapore, as a leading blockchain and fintech hub, is a great launchpad to the wider region. You can learn more at
We do not collect any enrollment fees. The structure of the programme is designed to offer optimal support to our projects, and startups gain access to a strong network of resources, including mentors, technical partners and a global investor community. Upon selection, shortlisted projects will receive USD 20K in upfront seed funding, and we will also reach out to discuss specific investment terms during the interview stage.
Co-working space may be provided upon request. However, accommodation is self-arranged.
Registration is open until 15 November. Thereafter, the selection process will take another 4 weeks, where each application is screened by the research team. The shortlisted companies will be contacted for an interview within the same 4 weeks. Successful applications will then be informed in January 2020, 1 month before the start of the program.
We will contact you with all necessary information 1 month before the start of the program to allow for sufficient time to prepare for travel and accommodation.
We require at least one co-founder to be in Singapore during Weeks 1, 2, 11 and 12 to attend the workshops and investor tour in person. This requirement may change depending on Singapore’s travel permissions.
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