a16z Selects Bello for Spring 2023's Crypto Startup School

Adam Levy
February 15, 2023

At Bello, our goal is to make the complex world of blockchain data accessible and user-friendly for creators. We believe that with our no-code approach and intuitive dashboards, we can provide creators with the insights they need to grow their communities, reach their collectors, and ultimately, succeed in their crypto journey.

Our lofty ambitions to build something bigger than ourselves have given us the energy to navigate the current state of the bear market. But if we want to succeed in our mission of simplifying crypto data for creators, then we’ll need the best team, resources, and network to make it a reality.

That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been accepted into the spring 2023 cohort of a16z's Crypto Startup School!

When we first started the general idea of Bello at ETH Amsterdam's Hackathon in April 2022, we never could have imagined that we would be where we are now. The energy and excitement we experienced during that 48-hour hackathon only make us more eager to see what 12 weeks at a16z's Crypto Startup School will bring.

About a16z’s Crypto Startup School

So, what exactly is a16z's Crypto Startup School? It's a full accelerator program that helps builders launch new web3 projects. Over the course of 12 weeks, participants receive funding, hands-on mentorship from successful founders, and the opportunity to work with domain experts on crucial topics such as protocol design, go-to-market strategy, and legal and regulatory issues.

Teams will also have the chance to build their product alongside fellow founders and the broader a16z network, providing a supportive community to help them succeed. The program will culminate in a Demo Day where teams present their product to the web3 community.

For us, being a part of Crypto Startup School is more than just an opportunity to receive key resources and mentorship. It's a chance to be surrounded by other like-minded builders, learn from the best, and strengthen relationships within the crypto community.

Bello Co-Founder Ellie Farrisi said, “Bello is built for creators, we are here to take complex data and distill it down to simple, actionable insights. We’re excited to collaborate with a class of founders building towards a better web3 and leverage mentorship from a16z's Crypto Startup School in hopes of taking Bello to new heights.”

The right environment can be contagious, permeating deep into the foundation of a project's longevity. And as an early-stage startup, our roots are still growing, and sometimes a little vitality can help them to spur.

“At Bello, we've always had ambitious goals of making the complex world of blockchain data accessible and user-friendly for creators. Being accepted into a16z's Crypto Startup School is an amazing opportunity for us to learn from the best and achieve our mission,” said Adam Levy, Co-Founder of Bello.

We’re hopeful the energy of the program will help us reach new heights and we're excited to see what the next three months have in store for us.

You can follow our journey by following our Twitter @bellosights where we’ll be sharing updates and progress throughout CSS.

If you’d like to try Bello’s Beta, please fill out this sign-up form.

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