Project Catalyst Fund5 Winners - Who are they?

As Fund6 of Project Catalyst with a 4 Million $ budget starts, that’s a good idea to analyze the winners of the previous Fund. Not only you can learn from the winners, but it’s also useful to know what’s going on in the Cardano ecosystem in general.

For people new to Cardano it’s still not so easy to figure out the process, even the voting results are not so easy to find. Moreover, it’s so much information so it’s easy to get lost, and we can’t expect that people will read every proposal. In past (and I’m in Project Catalyst since the Focus group, since Fund1) I read all the proposals and there were periods when I read all the communication in the telegram. Even though it didn’t help my proposals, it was still interesting. All my proposals were not supported in Fund5. It was sad that in the category “F5: Catalyst value onboarding” there was enough budget, but probably more people voted against it (I can’t see their results). But anyway, I think it’s better not to give up, and come with another proposal in Fund6, and then maybe in the future funds.

One more reason to study the winners is that after checking the project - you might decide to contribute. Sometimes you contribute as a tester, and sometimes as a part-time (or even a full-time job). Such opportunities will only increase with future Funds.

So here are Voting results for Catalyst’s Fund5 (link to PDF)

And here are the winning proposals. Firstly I thought to comment on some of them, but this would keep this article too long, so I decided to limit to the proposal and proposer names, link and budget. Proposals are presented by categories.

I. Developer Ecosystem Category

Testnet Cardanoscan Explorer https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352606-48088
Proposer: Ashish Cardanoscan
Budget: $7500

Cardano Rust SDK update for Alonzo https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352480-48088
Proposer: sebastiengllmt, nicoarqueros
Budget:$50,000

C# SDK for Blockfrost API https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352764-48088
Proposer: Five Binaries (Blockfrost.io)
Budget:$9,000

Elixir SDK https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350635-48088
Proposer: Richard Nystrom
Budget:$12,000

Cardano JS API https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350707-48088
Proposer: RAY Network
Budget: $15,000

Cardano Wallet Flutter SDK https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352623-48088
Proposer: Richard Easterling
Budget: $10,000

Metadata oracle endpoint in Yoroi https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352229-48088
Proposer: Five Binaries
Budget: $1,200

Websocket link for Blockfrost API https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352757-48088
Proposer: Five Binaries
Budget:$18,000

NFT Key https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352020-48088
Proposer: CardanoDan, Chris
Budget: $50,000

Cardano IPFS chronicles https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352787-48088
Proposer: Five Binaries
Budget: $10,080

Glow Formal verification https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352760-48088
Proposer: Alexander Smart , François-René Rideau , Gauthier Lamothe
Budget: $60,000

Free Commerce payment gateway https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350766-48088
Proposer: Jeronimo Backes
Budget: $52,500

Localize Yoroi for Slovak market https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352235-48088
Proposer: Five Binaries
Budget: $2,500

End-to-End No-code Cardano Apps https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352756-48088
Proposer: Marian Filipovici
Budget: $25,400

Localize Yoroi for Czech market https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352236-48088
Proposer: Five Binaries
Budget: $2,500

Arnot - iOS SDK https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350625-48088
Proposer: fragkiskos.katsimpas , Greg
Budget: $12,980

NFT Guaranteed Storage https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350731-48088
Proposer: Kiriakos [SPEC]
Budget: $14,550

Quality-Assurance-DAO https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/351678-48088
Proposer: Stephen Whitenstall
Budget: $5

NFT-DAO EZ-Pay API wallet connector https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352126-48088
Proposer: NFT-DAO (the whole team)
Budget: $69,945

Artificial Intelligence/ML API https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/351501-48088
Proposer: Francisco
Budget: $80,000

Step-by-Step Guide: Off-Chain Code https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350599-48088
Proposer: quinn
Budget: $5,000

NFT-DAO EZ-On Interop NFTs https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352132-48088
Proposer: NFT-DAO (the whole team)
Budget: $8,200

NFT-DAO EZ-Name https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352159-48088
Proposer: NFT-DAO (the whole team)
Budget: $59,842

Tokenizing GitHub Pull request https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350780-48088
Proposer: Max
Budget: $12,000

II. DApps & Integrations

Cardano Connector (Metamask-like) https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352482-48088
Proposer: sebastiengllmt, Robert Kornacki, nicoarqueros
Budget: $30,000

The Quest for ADA https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/351663-48088
Proposer: Marcin Kugla, aikkahn, Christian Hayungs
Budget: $100,000

nft-maker.io → Full NFT platform https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/351653-48088
Proposer: Patrick Tobler
Budget: $40,000

DaPassword - a password manager https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350773-48088
Proposer: Jeronimo Backes
Budget: $54,600

iGIVit - The Future of Giving https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/351711-48088
Proposer: David Poulin, Ludovic
Budget: $20,416

III. Distributed decision making

NFT-DAO EZ-Honor contribution token https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352773-48088
Proposer: NFT-DAO (the whole team)
Budget: $29,000

Catalyst Community Tools https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350981-48088
Proposer: Philip Khoo, Victor Corcino, Lucio Baglione, Adagov.org
Budget: $4,600

Catalyst Site: Project tracking https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350699-48088
Proposer: lovegrovegeorge, Jakob Dickhaut, Ben Stokes
Budget: $8,400

Open Ideas and Data For Cooperation https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/351825-48088
Proposer: Adagov.org
Budget: $33,470

Tutorial for Community Advisors https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350904-48088
Proposer: Dominik Tilman
Budget: $10,850

IdeaScale Improvements https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352809-48088
Proposer: Erik Siebert , Rob Hoehn
Budget: $10,000

IV. Proposer outreach

Developer Evangelist Japan https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352484-48088
Proposer: sebastiengllmt , Robert Kornacki , nicoarqueros
Budget: $19,000

Catalyst Site: Collaborators list https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350653-48088
Proposer: lovegrovegeorge, Jakob Dickhaut, Ben Stokes
Budget: $11,600

FREE MONEY Direct Marketing https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352114-48088
Proposer: rich
Budget: $43,827

WADA Media Funnel for Proposers https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352499-48088
Proposer: WADA , Megan Hess
Budget: $12,000

Hands-On Marketing in Addis Ababa https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/351941-48088
Proposer: Jonathan W., Nebiyu, mearaftadewos and 2 more
Budget: $4,570

ALDEA Wiki - Cardano Encyclopedia https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352436-48088
Proposer: Matias Falcone
Budget: $5,960

V. Catalyst value onboarding

Inner-View with KEWW Video Series https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350672-48088
Proposer: Ken Adams, Chad Dickson
Budget: $8,900

WADA Uni Students Catalyst Registry https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352611-48088
Proposer: WADA , jaycidiq
Budget: $11,000

PCDiscord - Bot to Assign Roles https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352779-48088
Proposer: Tevo , Q U A S A R
Budget: $500

ALDEA Catalyst Spanish Support Site https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352422-48088
Proposer: Matias Falcone
Budget: $9,080

Barriers to Entry = Proposals https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352744-48088
Proposer: James Dunseith
Budget: $10,000

Catalyst Site:Improve proposal data https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350686-48088
Proposer: lovegrovegeorge , Jakob Dickhaut , Ben Stokes
Budget: $8,400

PCDiscord Miro board for Onboarding https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352801-48088
Proposer: Tevo , Q U A S A R
Budget: $900

Catalyst Site: Education resources https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350675-48088
Proposer: lovegrovegeorge , Jakob Dickhaut , Ben Stokes
Budget: $5,200

PCDiscord - Bot to create channels https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352780-48088
Proposer: Tevo , Q U A S A R
Budget: $479

Charles Hoskinson in Russian https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350835-48088
Proposer: Evgeniy Sereda
Budget: $6,500

VI. Metadata challenge

Control your data - privacy ledger https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350680-48088
Proposer: Michiel Van Roey , Shawn Jensen , Ipek Sahiner, Luke Bragg
Budget: $19,200

Graph DB Sidechain with Fluree https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352531-48088
Proposer: Dmitri Safine [DDAY] , Michael Yagi , bplatz
Budget: $12,500

Oracle Performance Metrics
Budget: $3,000

Blockchain Authentication Mechanism https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352005-48088
Proposer: gargiulo.gianni
Budget: $6,000

C64 NFTs Minter(on-chain+identity) https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352588-48088
Proposer: Caso
Budget: $6,500

VII. Grow Africa, Grow Cardano

Africa Opensource Pharma & Medicine https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352738-48088
Proposer: Andre.Chagwedera, startupsnyc, kusters.rem
Budget: $45,000

No-Code For Creative Africa https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/351502-48088
Proposer: tobrien, WADA
Budget: $20,000

Introducing Empowa https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352666-48088
Proposer: Phil Lewis , Glen Jordan , Marie-Odile Zanders and 1 more
Budget: $60,000

Cardano Student Clubs in Ethiopia https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/351822-48088
Proposer: Nebiyu , Jonathan W. , mearaftadewos and 1 more
Budget: $19,350

ADA news in African languages https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352267-48088
Proposer: Rik, Renemacarthur, Unofficialbydesign and 2 more
Budget: $42,720

Networking events https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/351854-48088
Proposer: nathansamson, Nebiyu, Jonathan W. and 1 more
Budget: $24,000

Paper wallet terminal for in a shop https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350836-48088
Proposer: Maarten Menheere
Budget: $12,000

Cashout and Buy ADA in Ethiopia https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/350836-48088
Proposer: mearaftadewos , Nebiyu , Jonathan W. and 1 more
Budget: $9,000

VIII. Scale-UP Cardano’s DeFi Ecosystem

Liqwid Protocol Security Audit https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352039-48088
Proposer: Liqwid Labs, MLabs Consulting
Budget: $119,000

Liqwid x Credmark R&D on Loan Risks https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352081-48088
Proposer: Liqwid Labs, Neil Zumwalde, MLabs Consulting
Budget: $25,000

MinSwap - Multi-pool DEX https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352679-48088
Proposer: Long Nguyen
Budget: $37,500

Dandelion: Cardano API market https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352562-48088
Proposer: rcmorano [PEACE]
Budget: $24,300

Smart Contract Audit Token SCAT DAO https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/351387-48088
Proposer: Eric Helms
Budget: $35,000

In Challange setting, the following proposals won: NFT Business models, Atala PRISM DID Mass-Scale Adoption, Disaster: When all is at stake, Scale-UP Cardanos Community Hubs, Improve and Grow Auditability

One more proposal was funded with leftover funds:

ErgoDex Plutus Port https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/352410-48088
Proposer: Ilya Oskin
Budget: 91000

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