The fundamental attributes of blockchain technology are being leveraged in profound new ways, changing how our society operates, disrupting old conventions, and creating new possibilities. These attributes present a foundation for value creation; providing the potential for significant returns on investment. Blockchain technology provides the technological basis for the value creation of most cryptocurrencies, the platforms on which they are created and operate, and the networks through which they are transferred.
Cryptocurrencies are digital representations of an entity or organization with value or utility within the blockchain economy. The exchange of tokens using blockchain protocols has provided a new way for people to exchange value with one another. These value exchanges have enabled entrepreneurs to raise funding in the form of fiat and cryptocurrencies, providing tokens specific to their projects in return. This has been mediated through the development of new investment protocols like Simple Agreements for Future Tokens (SAFTs), token pre-sales and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). These protocols have redefined and democratized early stage investing.
Through blockchain technology, independent investors are now able to invest in projects from across the globe while they are in their infancy—investment opportunities that, historically, were only available to wealthy accredited investors and first-world venture capitalists. While these developments have provided access to a wide array of novel investment opportunities, they have also exposed people to the significant risks associated with early stage investing. Coupled with the proliferation of ICOs on offer, performing the necessary due diligence to make informed investments has become onerous. Independent investors are simply unable to allocate the time, energy and mental bandwidth required to understand and navigate all of the new investment opportunities—and the corresponding pitfalls.
Even though blockchain technology has transformed the early stage investment landscape, the independent investor still faces barriers. Large bonuses or discounts are often offered exclusively during private pre-sales to investors or partners with significant capital and connections to the project’s founders. Through the power of syndication, the Hyperion Fund, administered by Invictus Capital, has been designed to function as a venture fund to access these private pre-sale investment opportunities.
The Hyperion Fund is a closed-end, tokenized venture capital fund designed to provide token holders with diversified exposure to the returns, and risks of early stage investing in the blockchain economy. Hyperion will focus on early stage investments in blockchain technology through SAFTs, private and public token pre-sales and ICOs. The Fund will not invest in projects that already have a listed token. Hyperion will focus on early stage investments in blockchain technology through SAFTs, private and public pre-sales and ICOs. The fund will not invest in projects that already have a listed token.hyperion