Founded in 2022 by Christoph Jentzsch and his three co-founders, the Web3 Ventures Studio Corpus has established itself as a significant player in the Web3 technology industry. Since its inception, the studio has written an impressive success story by developing innovative products that are making waves in the Web3 environment.
Under the umbrella of the Venture Studio Corpus, four products have been developed and spun off in record time, receiving significant recognition and funding:
1) Tokenize.it is a platform for token-based corporate financing and employee participation, setting a new standard in corporate participation with the GmbH token. The startup received €2 million in investments in 2023, including funding from High-Tech Gründerfonds, w3fund, and seed + speed Ventures.
2) dm3, a new messaging protocol based on Web3 technology, focuses on secure end-to-end encryption, decentralization, privacy, and interoperability. Designed as open-source software and a public good, dm3 aims to establish a standard for Web3 messaging. The protocol and its ecosystem receive financial support through grants from the Web3 community and investment from polymormic.capital.
3) GasHawk is a tool that allows Ethereum users to save on execution fees, making transactions more cost-effective and optimizing blockchain interaction. GasHawk also improves user experience through advanced protection mechanisms by checking transactions for unwanted side effects before execution. Investments include contributions from Alchemy Ventures, 3SE, and Avid3. Additionally, the spin-out receives financial support through grants from, among others, Optimism RetroPGF 2+3, ENS Large Grants.
4) Hiero makes Ethereum accessible with AI by allowing users to interact with the Ethereum blockchain through an AI assistant. Hiero simulates transactions before execution to ensure no unwanted effects occur.
Christoph, Co-founder of Corpus, commented: “We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved with Corpus so far. Our products are not only technologically advanced but also provide real value to our users and the companies we collaborate with. We look forward to further expanding our success and developing Web3-based applications.”
The venture studio, founded by Christoph Jentzsch, Jork Leonhardt, Steffen Kux and Dr. Johannes Pfeffer in 2022 in Mittweida/Germany, develops Web3-specific services. With years of experience and Ethereum products such as TheDAO, slock.it, aleth.io, the team of blockchain experts establish startups in record time.