Building and Investing In WEB 3.0

Blockchain Applications That Matter At Startup Speed

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About DSM

  • DSM is a private equity business focused on first to market disruptions in blockchain technology.
  • DSM’s leadership combines proven expertise in executing novel hardware and software solutions at scale, with building successful investor-driven owner/operator businesses.
  • Deeply technical hardware expertise allows for rapid deployment of infrastructure for all modern generation blockchain opportunities.

Operating

Leveraging our broad experience to identify scalable opportunities

Our sweet spot is in the configuration, build, and deployment of high-compute hardware solutions that support big picture protocols that we believe in, with a long-term outlook.

Storage, connectivity, and data are three examples of big markets being disrupted by new Web3 protocols in which we are deploying hardware and capital.

In addition to the hardware infrastructure, we are actively engaged with the applications and commercial landscape. Ultimately, these new protocols will survive and then thrive based on the success and virility of the ecosystem identifying use cases, developing applications, and executing strong go-to-market plans.

In addition to the existing business units dedicated to Filecoin and Bitcoin, DSM is in the process of launching several new ventures built upon exiting, fast-growth protocols, to be announced in the coming months.

Business Units

Filecoin

Filecoin is an implementation of the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), developed by Protocol Labs. Filecoin seeks to challenge traditional cloud-based storage ecosystems like AWS & Azure. Filecoin launched in October 2020.

DSM has been building storage for the Filecoin IPFS network since pre-launch (testnet) and has a proven roadmap executing verified deal storage at hyper-scale – with the capacity to bring online verified deal storage in excess of 1 PiB daily.

Seagate predicts worldwide data creation will grow to an enormous 163 zettabytes (ZB) by 2025. That’s ten times the amount of data produced in 2017(*). By 2025, 75 percent of the population will be connected, creating, and interacting with data. Data must be immediately available whenever and wherever we need it. By 2025, over 25 percent of data created in the global datasphere will be real-time in nature, and IoT real-time data will make up more than 95 percent of this. Data from new sources will open up new risks to private and sensitive information. By 2025, almost 90 percent of all data created in the global datasphere requires some level of security, but less than half will be secured. And portentously twenty percent of the data in the global datasphere will have the potential to be critical to the continuity of our lives.

Storage Infrastructure

DSM has teamed up with DLTx to build the largest US-based mining and storage infrastructure for Filecoin. Through a series of joint ventures, the DSM-DLTx partnership will deploy hundreds of Petabytes of storage making the group one of the biggest global providers of storage to the Filecoin network and the largest outside of China.

Application Development and Investment

DSM sees a significant opportunity in the development of software applications to enable customers to access Filecoin storage in a number of ways. DSM will look to engage with the developer community, support accelerators, invest into promising startups and potentially develop and operate fully or partially-owned applications.

Bitcoin

Proven execution over half a decade, deploying bespoke ASIC facilities, across all major regions for US energy generation, utilizing inhouse designs to tackle the most challenging environments & timelines.

DSM seeks opportunities in energy distressed assets, with the capability to act as an owner/operator for either new or existing facilities. Proven scalable Bitcoin mining capacity is available as a turnkey solution.

Investing

Predominantly focused on the core protocols we are building businesses units on

DSM actively makes investments into the underlying hardware infrastructure for protocols, the application layers the support them, and the businesses that are built upon them. We invest directly from our balance sheet and via SPVs.

We are also now considering the launch of a fund to enable our investment partners to access our deal flow.