Dear Community Member,
We are delighted to announce the official results of Project Catalyst Fund8. Congratulations to all those projects that have received community approval.
On behalf of the entire Catalyst team - we wish to thank each & every one of you for your trust and patience, and for making this moment a reality!
Proposers who didn’t get selected - don’t be disheartened. The community rewards those who are consistent and improve their proposals according to their feedback. Plenty of past proposers didn’t get funding the first try but eventually got it.
Fund9 begins on June 1st, we hope to see you there.
You can find the full F8 tally PDF results via this link.
- 367 regular proposals funded plus 12 community challenges for Fund9 selected
- A quick look back
- 237,485 total votes cast
- Quick look back
Note: One wallet can cast multiple votes. Not every wallet has to cast a vote.
Want to look for the previously funded proposals? Check this link instead.
Fund9 Challenges Selected
These are NOT proposals for actual projects. Rather a community driven choice of themes that anyone can submit actual proposals for during Fund9. These were voted in during the Fund8 vote. It allows the Cardano community to vote on the direction of fund dispersion.
Fund9 opens next on June 1st with the insight sharing stage
Here’s the list:
The Great Migration (from Ethereum) - $500,000
DAOs <3 Cardano - $1,000,000
Products & Integrations - $2,350,000
Legal & Financial Implementations - $500,000
Developer Ecosystem - $1,000,000
Dapps, Products & Integrations - $5,500,000
Cross-Chain Collaboration - $900,000
Challenge & Scouted for Students🎓 - $100,000
Grow Africa, Grow Cardano - $500,000
dRep improvement and onboarding - $150,000
Grow East Asia, Grow Cardano - $250,000
Building (on) Blockfrost - $50,000
If you were not successful in securing funding in Fund8, we know this may be disheartening, the Catalyst team would like to thank all proposers who have shown the courage to participate and innovate regardless of the funding outcome. We hope the feedback you have received encourages you to strengthen your ideas and enter a future challenge.
There are more opportunities to share your ideas and potentially receive funding - Fund9 opens on June 1st with a similar-sized budget to F8. One week later, proposal submission opens.
Funded F8 Proposers
Fund8 proposers who received approval for funding - we will be in touch with all the details this week. Keep an eye for a separate e-mail with onboarding tasks. Things will be little different this time around as we are going to leverage power of Challenge Teams during entire process of Fund8 onboarding experience.
If you are a co-proposer, make sure your primary proposal owner has a valid e-mail associated with the Ideascale account in order to receive the communication. If you don’t complete onboarding in time - you will not be able to claim the funding.
If you need any additional support - can’t find onboarding information by noon UTC on Monday May 16 - all funded proposers can reach out via email@example.com email for further assistance directly.
Fund8 voting rewards and incentives (CAs, vCAs, referrals) distribution is expected to commence within two weeks from today. Subscribe to the announcement channel to be notified when that happens. Distribution will be in stages.
An extra appreciation to each and every one of you who took part in this round – from making proposals to refining, acting as community advisors to voting. The list is so long but we could not have done it without you all!
Once more, congratulations all. Thank you for your time and effort in building the future of Cardano.