May 2, 2023

NODO Partners with Blockchain Venture Capital Investor CV VC, Joining CV Summit Africa 2023

Albert Kim


Pan-African Web3 Discovery and News service NODO is pleased to announce that NODO is now a partner of CV VC, an early-stage venture capital investor focusing on global startups that build solutions using blockchain technology. NODO has also become an official media partner of CV Summit Africa, utilizing our NODO News platform to deliver verified, expert African Web3 and blockchain news to promote awareness and accelerate adoption throughout the continent. Managing Director of CV VC Africa, Gideon Greaves, has joined the Expert Panel of NODO GRANTS for African Web3 business ideas and products.

Additionally, NODO Executive Director Shogo Ishida and EMURGO Middle East & Africa co-CEO Yosuke Yoshida will be joining CV Summit Africa 2023 on May 4-5, as speakers to discuss the challenges of Web3 adoption in Africa and showcase how NODO can solve these issues and help promote the industry’s growth. EMURGO Africa is the founding entity behind NODO.

NODO Executive Director; EMURGO Middle East & Africa co-CEO Shogo Ishida

EMURGO Middle East & Africa co-CEO Yosuke Yoshida

CV Summit Africa 2023 is the first-ever CV VC flagship CV Summit event in Africa. It is built on the foundation of the globally recognized CV Summit Switzerland series that annually brings over 1,000 leaders, innovators, investors, and policymakers together. CV Summit Africa is a two-day gathering and the place where the utility and impact of blockchain in Africa, as epitomized in the African Blockchain Report will be showcased. Partners of the event include Casper Labs, CertiK, Emurgo, Lisk, Financial Innovation Hub, Moore, Polygon & VALR.

Register for CV Summit Africa 2023 here.

NODO is a pan-African Web3 Discovery and News service that aims to inform and educate consumers about the latest Web3 products and services being developed in 55 countries within the African continent. Our ecosystem is a user demand and outreach service that connects Web3 product builders, users, and the general public to the latest blockchain and Web3 innovations across Africa. NODO is founded by EMURGO Africa, a venture arm focused on Africa and the Middle East, and a regional entity of Cardano founding entity EMURGO.

Currently, NODO has two main product lines dedicated to news distribution and product discovery.

    • NODO News provides reliable and accurate news from a world-class editorial team to empower African consumers with knowledge and literacy about Web3 products and services.

    • NODO Discover serves as Africa’s only comprehensive information portal for consumers to discover, learn about, and support pan-African Web3 products and services.

NODO also has a VC & Accelerator program to connect Web3 projects to funding support and Web3-minded companies, and we also launched the first-ever expert directory for Web3 projects and VCs across Africa, NODO Web3 Frontrunner 100. We also offer NODO GRANTS for African Web3 business ideas and products with up to $25,000 in awards.

CV VC’s Managing Director of Africa, Gideon Greaves, is joining as a NODO GRANTS expert as part of a panel with decades of experience in investment, product development and co-founding successful companies to evaluate NODO Grants Applicants.

CV VC, short for Crypto Valley Venture Capital, was founded in 2016 to expose the untapped potential of blockchain technology. Their mission is to identify the most promising minds, disruptors, pioneers, and mavericks alike that have successfully untapped the potential that blockchain offers. CV VC is among the founding fathers of the Swiss Crypto Valley. Their resources and network offer the necessary firepower to identify, incubate, and accelerate the journey of any blockchain startup.

“We are thrilled to partner with CV VC, a long-time supporter, and accelerator of blockchain and Web3. By leveraging the deep knowledge and industry insights of NODO, EMURGO Africa, and CV VC, we are working to build a robust Web3 network together to support emerging Web3 projects in Africa. Using this powerful network, we aim to connect the African population to innovative financial opportunities enabled by blockchain and Web3,” said Shogo Ishida, Executive Director of NODO and Co-CEO of EMURGO Middle East & Africa.

“CV VC Africa is honored to partner with the team at NODO. Their energy, expertise, and determination are admirable. Africa needs responsive knowledge and information channels that showcase and highlight the emergence of African founders who are building a better future.  NODO is enacting this with gusto. As an early-stage blockchain investor, CV VC has already invested in 12 brilliant teams across Africa and currently has 3 other teams within its acceleration programme. We look forward to our mutual knowledge sharing, building, and growing Africa’s Web3 in partnership with NODO,” said Gideon Greaves, Managing Director, CV VC Africa.

Now as partners, CV VC and NODO will be working together closely to accelerate the growth of the Web3 market in Africa and bring Web3 innovation in the continent to the mainstream.

About NODO

NODO is the pan-African Web3 discovery and news platform with a vision to inform and educate consumers on the latest Web3 products and services being developed across fifty-five countries within the African continent.

NODO will feature two major product lines: NODO Discovery as the pan-African portal to discover Web3 projects and NODO News for Web3 knowledge and literacy. The platform is designed to foster awareness, development, and adoption of African Web3 projects.

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About CV VC

CV VC is a global blockchain investor with ecosystem hubs in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, South Africa, Germany, and Portugal. As a private venture capital company, CV VC offers seed funding and an acceleration program to global tech teams in exchange for equity or tokens. In addition, CV VC provides blockchain industry consulting and advisory to corporates and governments. As among the founding fathers of Crypto Valley, which is the birthplace of Ethereum and home to the largest herd of blockchain unicorns, CV VC & CV Labs are the hub of Crypto Valleys’ acumen and a global force driving the dynamics of Web3.

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