Cointelegraph presents Pitch Room, where innovation meets opportunity.
Cointelegraph presents Pitch Room, a new stage in the effort to boost innovation in the crypto space, dedicated to investors interested in deal flow. Pitch Room opens doors for promising startups in the Web3 space, exploring new markets and building solutions with the potential to disrupt the industry. Investors can view a one-page summary of each company, a two-minute elevator pitch and an in-depth presentation. The goal of Pitch Room is to bridge venture capitalists and private equity managers with innovative firms at the cutting edge of the crypto space.
As Bitcoin (BTC) matures and delivers a beta return in the industry, investors are now looking for disruptive innovation to generate alpha returns. By actively seeking out startups and projects that push the boundaries of what is possible in the Web3 space, investors aim to capitalize on the next wave of innovation that can drive alpha returns, leading to exciting opportunities for both investors and the industry as a whole.
Challenges for investors
Despite the large number of companies emerging in the crypto and Web3 space, it is often difficult for investors to assess the true potential of many projects. This is especially true for investors who may not have a strong technical background or a deep understanding of the underlying technology.
Another challenge for investors is the sheer number of projects out there. According to data from CoinMarketCap, there are currently over 9,600 cryptocurrencies in circulation, with new projects being launched all the time. Similarly, there are countless Web3 projects in development, ranging from decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols to non-fungible token (NFT) marketplaces and beyond.
With so many options available, it can be overwhelming for investors to determine which projects are worth their time and money. Startups often struggle to articulate their key idea and the practical benefits of their product, and investors can struggle to distinguish between two similar projects, making it hard to determine which one is more likely to succeed.
In addition, the crypto and Web3 industry is still subject to some risks and uncertainties, like regulatory changes, technical glitches and market volatility, which can all affect a project’s success. Consequently, investors need to evaluate these risks and assess whether the potential rewards a project can bring outweigh the potential downsides.
To help institutional and retail investors overcome these challenges, Cointelegraph launched Pitch Room. With this new initiative, Cointelegraph’s team hosts pitch desks and helps investors navigate the complexities of these emerging industries. From on-chain scoring and capital-efficient lending protocol RociFi to a one-stop gaming ecosystem GameSwift, Cointelegraph introduces the companies’ products, elaborates on their competitive advantages, market size perspectives and team background, and much more.
Pitch Room allows Web3 entrepreneurs to present ideas, solutions and long-term visions for their projects as well as discuss their experience, market conditions, expansion plans and more. For example, in a two-minute pitch accompanied by an interview, Bernardo Corti, CEO of decentralized derivatives exchange EMDX, provides insights into the company’s mission and addresses market issues and challenges. Corti also presents the company’s financial derivatives products and discusses the benefits of the Avalanche blockchain and strategic partnerships. In such a short and easy-to-understand format, investors can quickly get brief information about the project, and then contact the entrepreneurs if interested.
Pitch Room is always on the lookout for both innovative startups and qualified investors interested in staying updated on promising companies and emerging market trends. Feel free to contact us for more information or to submit your application.