Strategic Investment for Disruptive Technologies
Web 2.0 democratised many traditional power structures but the economics governing them remain resolutely centralised and monopolised by the few. Web 3.0 flips this on its head. Multiple profit ‘nodes’ sharing value across a free and open network. Temporary structures spring up, collaborate and dissipate, free to define the terms of engagement right in the moment, as appropriate.
The more high quality nodes are added to the network the greater the value and the richer the connections. This is the power of decentralised systems.
HM Capital’s mission is to facilitate this process and accelerate the creation of value in Web 3.0. To find those capable of starting epidemics and support them in disrupting the stifling structures of legacy financial systems. Eschewing the traditional silos of yesterday’s VC capital in favour of an open network of value with multiple profit centres, harnessing the power of collective intelligence — the HiveMind
“TODAY IT’S NO LONGER ENOUGH TO ‘CONNECT THE WORLD’. IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE, DON’T JUST BUILD A NETWORK, BUILD A HIVE… AND EVENTUALLY A HIVE MIND.”Arjun Sethi
“OVER THE YEARS WE LEARNED THAT IF WE ASKED PEOPLE TO RELY ON LOGIC AND COMMON SENSE INSTEAD OF ON FORMAL POLICIES, MOST OF THE TIME WE WOULD GET BETTER RESULTS, AND AT LOWER COST. THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO FOR EMPLOYEES — A PERK BETTER THAN FOOSBALL OR FREE SUSHI — IS HIRE ONLY “A” PLAYERS TO WORK ALONGSIDE THEM. EXCELLENT COLLEAGUES TRUMP EVERYTHING ELSE.”Patty McCord
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HM stands for Hive Mind — a network of disparate nodes all contributing to a collective intelligence far superior to the sum of its parts. We believe in the power of collective intelligence and have gathered together a diverse and powerful blend of talents from the world of blockchain. We are programmers, developers, marketers, filmmakers, researchers, analysts, traditional VC’s and traders. It’s this eclecticism that makes us who we are
We have spent years ‘in the trenches’ of the cryptocurrency space, working our way through Reddit, Telegram, Discord and Slack in search of the best intelligence and the most ground-breaking new projects. This grass roots experience has given us a wealth of crypto street smarts and a unique perspective on investing. We’ve also collected a powerful extended family of projects, groups, funds and influencers who play a key role in the HiveMind Network.
We know this space. We understand this space. We love this space.
As early stage investors we can help you test ideas in a friendly forum, or a more searching focus group. We can help you craft a message that cuts through, we can create an animation or a film. We can seed your content to our network or stress test your ICO strategy. Most importantly, we will take the time to get to know your project. It’s not about throwing money in and taking the tokens. If we’re in, we’re in.
To date we have invested over $5m in early stage projects.
Investment is an art. It takes vision and imagination to see opportunity where others fear to tread. Many of our members come from filmmaking, an industry where huge capital investment is made in a singular creative vision and the risks of failure are great. It’s an investment as much in talent as idea.
As blockchain investors we see many parallels. Being able to see potential, being fired by an idea and wowed by a team’s passion. These are all important. But we’re more than just silent money. We are artful investors, providing insight, vision and imagination of our own. Like Chris Hardwick, we don’t just consume, we create and we innovate. That is the HM Capital way.
Our influences are non-traditional, our ideas are out of the box. Somewhere in the intersection between your imagination and ours you might find something wonderful. Isn’t that a conversation worth having?
“THERE ARE NERDS, AND THEN THERE ARE NERDISTS. A NERDIST IS, MORE SPECIFICALLY, AN ARTFUL NERD. HE OR SHE DOESN’T JUST CONSUME, HE OR SHE CREATES AND INNOVATES.”Chris Hardwick
Dollars raised by ICO's in 2018
New crypto projects in 2018
WENNEKER BC: BLOCKCHAIN MADE VISIBLE
Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have captured the world’s imagination, enjoying an unprecedented surge of interest and investment to rival the dotcom boom. In 2018 alone 6 billion dollars has been raised by over 900 new projects (source: Icodatio.io) The battle for attention has never been so hard-fought, placing serious demands on marketing and communications departments. This is an emerging space where the rules of engagement have yet to be defined. Agencies with genuine blockchain knowledge and experience are few and far between.
Video is a hugely important early access point for investors to research and discover projects. Whether through YouTube influencers, teasers, memes or explainer films. Video can be informative and it can be emotive. Its greatest asset is that it can be both. Blockchain is a highly emotional space and story is its fuel. So the opportunity to build long lasting connections to projects through powerful video is one that has been under-exploited.
Wenneker BC is a new boutique film company specialising in blockchain and cryptocurrency and is the first major pillar of HiveMind Capital’s strategic partnership program providing proven production expertise to Hivemind’s VC investments. The company is the latest addition to the Wenneker Group, a fast-growing film and commercials business with over ten years experience delivering films for blue chip technology companies such as Philips, Shell and Omega Pharma. We work with top tier creative talent and pride ourselves on giving it the space to be bold, surprising and, yes, disruptive.
Film is our core business but we have been blockchain investors for many years, taking the time to acquire a deep knowledge of the technologies, the politics and the economics. And we’ve hundreds of hours on Telegram, Reddit or Discord, speaking to developers, building communities and sharing knowledge. In other words — we speak blockchain. Disruptive technology deserves disruptive communication. With an audience so in thrall to the power of storytelling, film is the perfect medium to deliver it.
Blendin: We are one
“THERE ARE EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ARE CAPABLE OF STARTING EPIDEMICS. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS FIND THEM.”Malcom Gladwell