BlueYard and Placeholder are excited to be hosting an evening of intimate round table conversations in New York on September 21st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, followed by dinner and drinks.

Topics will include:

  • Crypto x culture x consumers: how art, games, music, tribal movements and other cultural phenomenons have the potential to bring crypto mainstream.

Participants will include portfolio family, co-investors and friends — but we do have some slots open for the wider community. However as capacity is limited, kindly let…


Crypto networks are a mix of radical on-chain transparency and anonymity (who is behind a wallet) at the same time. This combination has helped unleash entirely new market incentives and behaviours and is a core pillar to the ethos and functioning of crypto — and arguably future societies and markets that strive to be open.

But sometimes you want or need to know who is on the other side of a trade or contract. Enabling verified / compliant identities might allow for new applications, agreements, less over-collateralization, easier integration with real world legal systems and assets, etc. …


We are at the beginning of a new frontier in biology and medicine unparalleled in human history. Scientific advances like the latest generation of CRISPR, new computational methods, entirely new cell and gene therapies, cell-free synthetic biology and breakthroughs we cannot even imagine today will unlock the applications and treatments of the future. Moreover, as the precision of molecular interventions and cell delivery systems improve, and manufacturing infrastructure matures, these technologies will have a positive impact on millions of people around the world.

At the same time new technology / tooling is changing the biology game along a few vectors…


BlueYard is excited to be hosting an afternoon of intimate workshops and conversations around EthCC 4 in Paris on Wednesday, July 21st from 15:00–18:30:

  • 16:00–16:45 The evolution of and an outlook on web3 infrastructure — a conversation led by Protocol Labs, Radicle and the Graph
  • 17:00–17:45 Broadening access, new assets and products: what’s next in DeFi — a conversation led by Violet Protocol and Centrifuge
  • 17:45–18:30 Wrap-up conversation and drinks

Capacity is limited, so kindly let us know via this typeform if…


We are living in a time where humanity seems to be approaching a fork in the road at an ever accelerating pace: One path leads to a tangible potential for prosperity and peace for all based on technological progress, increasingly liberal and open societies engaged in free global trade with less incentives for violence and war, and deploying technology to master our largest planetary challenges; another path leads to eventual self destruction based on the unravelling of lighthouse democracies, irrevocable harm to our planet, the collapse of civil dialogue, eroding national and global institutions, ever increasing economic inequality and world-destroying…


We are living in a time where humanity seems to be approaching a fork in the road at an ever accelerating pace: One path leads to a tangible potential for prosperity and peace for all based on technological progress, increasingly liberal and open societies engaged in free global trade with less incentives for violence and war, and deploying technology to master our largest planetary challenges; another path leads to eventual self destruction based on the unravelling of lighthouse democracies, irrevocable harm to our planet, the collapse of civil dialogue, eroding national and global institutions, ever increasing economic inequality and world-destroying…


When we began forming the contours of what is today BlueYard in summer 2015 (and launched in early 2016), we quickly settled on “decentralization and empowerment” as our core thesis — the two drivers in markets and societies we wanted to see more of, and invest around. Initially we thought we would be investing mainly in new “open source movements” and p2p markets and technologies, without realizing how far down the crypto rabbit hole it would (gladly) take us.

Even though we made our first crypto investment back in 2012 and had privately been dabbling in BTC and ETH, it…


Almost everything we use daily — from food to clothing to toys — relies on decades- to centuries-old ingredients and production processes that constitute the $4 trillion chemical petroleum industry. As the naturally occurring planetary resources to support our lives get more scarce and many production processes are toxic, it is time to rethink how we produce the goods and materials required to support human life. As a second generation synthetic biology platform, Origin.bio plans to leverage recent advances across the synbio toolstack, including computational R&D tools and advanced contract manufacturing infrastructure, to build out an asset-light biomanufacturing platform that…


We have software to design and build products, content, presentations, etc — but we don’t have a modern and web-first platform that allows companies to design their operations. The fabric and core processes of companies are either captured with lightweight To Do apps and project management tools that don’t scale or heavy duty enterprise software with all of the complexities these legacy products bring with them. Next Matter aims to give companies a “operations engineering toolkit” that allows users to architect and manage their core operational processes — and to connect humans, software, machines and an external ecosystem in a…


When we think of rare diseases, we tend to believe that they only impact a small portion of the population. But collectively, about 400 million people worldwide, many of them children, are suffering from rare diseases. With the widespread adoption of genetic testing, many more are likely to be diagnosed in the coming years. Yet, despite accelerating progress in treatments and even potential cures such as gene therapies, only 5% of rare diseases have approved therapies.

These statistics can be numbing, but speaking directly with patients and their community painfully illustrates how their lives have been turned upside down by…

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