CHICAGO LONDON SINGAPORE INDIA
BUILDING SOLUTIONS THAT SOLVE
FOUNDERS PRE-FUNDING PRE-SEED
Cumberland Labs is a global blockchain incubator. We are a team of blockchain developers, product managers, researchers, traders, former founders and business builders partnering with founders and creators to launch the next generation of Web3 ventures.
Our mission is to create and support projects that advance the application of blockchain technology and solve real-world challenges through blockchain technology.
Cumberland Labs is backed by the founders of some of the most successful and reputable operators in tradfi and crypto markets, offering our founders access to best-in-class technologists, trading teams and market experts with deep technical capabilities.
Founded in 1992, DRW is one of the leaders in global trading and market making. The firms engineers, technologists, traders, portfolio managers and professionals in the world apply modelling, technology and quantitative research to identify opportunities in financial markets.
Launched in 2014, Cumberland is one of the world’s leading crypto liquidity providers, trading OTC spot and derivatives with institutional counterparties. Operating as part of global trading firm DRW, Cumberland is trusted for its sophisticated risk management strategies and strong compliance frameworks.
FULL STACK SUPPORT
Blockchain development and design
Legal and regulatory expertise
Token liquidity provision
Venture capital and ecosystem network
Our primary objective is to commit our broad spectrum of resources to helping outstanding founders and early-stage teams go from zero to one. We work with successful applicants to put together a bespoke incubation program with the capital and resource commitments from Cumberland Labs that they need to achieve their goals.
Cumberland Labs does not operate large scale cohort intakes
We understand and respect the need for traditional incubators and accelerators to 'scale' with dozens of founders and early stage companies joining in bulk. That's just not our model.
We do not offer a predefined program
No classes. No program. We will help with what you and your idea needs.
We don't mandate one-size-fits-all investment terms
Founders join us at different stages of development, with different functional requirements. And they come to us with different capital and resource requirements. Our investment terms reflect this.
We are protocol/chain/
Cumberland Labs has no preference on sector or blockchain. We have relationships with most major protocols, but we optimise for success only.
We work on a high conviction basis with a small number of founders and companies where we contribute significant first-check capital. Combined with Cumberland Labs’ business and technical capabilities and the extensive expertise, operations and network of our partners DRW and Cumberland, we dramatically increase the probability of success.
We believe our people are the most important asset.
Our diverse team of developers, product managers, researchers, traders, former founders and business builders are constantly learning and building, just like you!