Ikigai Ventures, a seed-stage venture fund, has partnered with 3air, a startup aiming to connect billions of underserved users to Web3 through a combination of high-speed broadband internet and a blockchain-based platform.
3air uses proprietary last-mile technology to deliver affordable, high-speed broadband internet, digital TV and IP telephony to users. Once connected users have access to digital services, identity management, payments, credit lines, and micro-loans.
Under this partnership, Ikigai Ventures will help to grow 3air, ensuring underserved communities can be connected to the global economy, enabling more users to enter the blockchain and DeFi space, the company said in a statement. No financial details were provided.
“We’re glad to be backed by Ikigai Ventures and join their portfolio. They willingly share their experience and network, make significant introductions and bring worldwide exposure to 3air,” said Sandi Bitenc, CEO of 3air. “The support received from Ikigai is invaluable and we look forward to our journey together.”
Ikigai Ventures focuses on early stage startups in gaming, e-sports, blockchain, fintech and psychedelics. It was founded by entrepreneur Eman Pulis, who is also founder and CEO of SiGMA Group.
“We are very excited to be working with 3air, and are confident that Sandi can drive this forward towards success,” Pulis said. “The project’s platform is a game changer – and we believe the project has the potential to become an industry leader. We look forward to supporting it through our platform, both through our network and our shows.”
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