PRESENTING THE 2021

Outliers

Meet the people

Every year Outlier Ventures, the Metaverse Accelerator, invites a handpicked group of leading founders, investors, collectors, culture makers and alumni to join their exclusive investment partnership established in 2014.

Recognised for their outsized contribution to the Open Metaverse, dubbed the ‘outliers’, this new intake of members buy into the Outlier Ventures Partnership to unlock the ability to co-invest and partner with its growing portfolio and mentor the 100+ startups that go through the accelerator each year which has quickly established itself as the ‘Y Combinator for The Metaverse’.

meet the outliers

New members represent some of the most influential and innovative figures across Web 3,  entertainment, music and consumer brands in the Metaverse.

Shaun neff
Founder, investor and advisor — Neff Headware, Sun Bum, Robinhood, Sony, Target, Moon with Kendall Jenner, and Beach House Group brands
Snoop Dogg
Musician and entrepreneur
Sandeep Nailwal
Founder of Polygon Network
Max Stealth
Co-founder and CEO, MaxStealth Enterprises
Jim Mcnelis
(Alumni)
Founder of NFT42 and Nameless
Irfon Watkins
(Alumni)
Founder of DOVU, TAPMYDATA and CHAPEL
Scott Collen
(Promotion)
Lead of Base Camp Accelerator, Partner at Outlier Ventures
Cathy Hackl
Chief Metaverse Officer & CEO, Futures Intelligence Group, ex Magic Leap & Oculus
Dean Wilson
CEO & Founder of SEVEN20, Manager & business partner of deadmau5
Sebastien Borget
COO & Co-Founder The Sandbox
Gabby Dizon
Co-Founder of Yield Guild Games
ANESU MACHOKO
(Alumni)
CEO & Founder at MetaDigital, former Director of Investments and Crypto Economics at Outlier Ventures
Charlotte Kapoor
(Promotion)
Lead of Outlier Ventures’ token launch platform Ascent Accelerator, Outlier Ventures Partner
Nicholas Adler
Nicholas Adler, President of Unified Music Group, Snoop Dogg’s Manager
deadmau5
GRAMMY - winning electronic artist
Sillytuna
Prominent crypto angel investor and NFT collector
Animoca Brands
One of Outlier Ventures’ first institutional investors. Animoca is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is driving digital property rights via NFTs and gaming to help build the open metaverse.
Justin Banon
(Alumni)
CEO and Co-Founder of Boson Protocol
Chris Donovan
(Promotion)
Head of Legal at Outlier Ventures, Outlier Ventures Partner. 10 years securities lawyer
Shaun neff
Founder, investor and advisor — Neff Headware, Sun Bum, Robinhood, Sony, Target, Moon with Kendall Jenner, and Beach House Group brands
deadmau5
GRAMMY - winning electronic artist
Nicholas Adler
Nicholas Adler, President of Unified Music Group, Snoop Dogg’s Manager
Sillytuna
Prominent crypto angel investor and NFT collector
Snoop Dogg
Musician and entrepreneur
Max Stealth
Co-founder and CEO, MaxStealth Enterprises
Cathy Hackl
Chief Metaverse Officer & CEO, Futures Intelligence Group, ex Magic Leap & Oculus
Gabby Dizon
Co-Founder of Yield Guild Games
Justin Banon
(Alumni)
CEO and Co-Founder of Boson Protocol
Sandeep Nailwal
Founder of Polygon Network
Animoca Brands
One of Outlier Ventures’ first institutional investors. Animoca is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is driving digital property rights via NFTs and gaming to help build the open metaverse.
Irfon Watkins
(Alumni)
Founder of DOVU, TAPMYDATA and CHAPEL
Sebastien Borget
COO & Co-Founder The Sandbox
Jim Mcnelis
(Alumni)
Founder of NFT42 and Nameless
Stephan Apel
ex investment banker / M&A at Merrill Lynch and Moelis & Company
Anesu MACHOKO
(Alumni)
CEO & Founder at MetaDigital, former Director of Investments and Crypto Economics at Outlier Ventures
Rumi morales
ex Global Markets Institute / Goldman Sachs & Venture at CME Group
Tim rule
ex Managing Director at JP Morgan, Global Head of CDO/CLO Trading
Chris Donovan
(Promotion)
Head of Legal at Outlier Ventures, Outlier Ventures Partner. 10 years securities lawyer
Scott Collen
(Promotion)
Lead of Base Camp Accelerator, Partner at Outlier Ventures
Charlotte Kapoor
(Promotion)
Lead of Outlier Ventures’ token launch platform Ascent Accelerator, Outlier Ventures Partner
Anesu MACHOKO
(Alumni)
CEO & Founder at MetaDigital, former Director of Investments and Crypto Economics at Outlier Ventures
Jim Mcnelis
(Alumni)
Founder of NFT42 and Nameless
Justin Banon
(Alumni)
Founder Boson Protocol
Irfon Watkins
(Alumni)
Founder of DOVU

‘’To accelerate the Open Metaverse you need the best people from across Finance, Culture and Technology to bring the knowledge, reach and capital to make this happen. This intake was a first step to broaden our community and fire a warning shot to Facebook’s Meta. This was our largest single new member intake to date but we will be aggressively adding to our people and financial firepower, and in particular looking to improve the diversity required to reach billions of users globally.’’

- Jamie Burke, CEO of Outlier Ventures

With this latest member intake, Outlier Ventures is driving the convergence of culture, tech and finance in a way that empowers creators and consumers alike while simultaneously introducing new business models that both disrupt and transform Hollywood, Wall Street and Silicon Valley all at once.