November 17, 2023 – Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sleek a Web 3.0 social network today announces they have successfully raised $5 million in a seed round, enabling them to power the ownership economy and bring blockchain-powered social media to the masses.
Officially launched in April 2023, the company aims to revolutionize human connection by making networking simple, fun and productive.
Sleek offers a comprehensive platform that enables users to seamlessly exchange information and onboard new people into their network, as well as incentivize community building via Web 3.0 SocialFi (social finance) business models.
For the very first time, users can directly monetize their content and social capital to become a new class of creators.
Sleek’s first productSleek Card was designed to empower Web 3.0 professionals to network in person.
Each card creates a blockchain wallet and a decentralized identity for each user, seamlessly onboarding individuals into the Web 3.0 space.
Sleek Card leverages NFC technology and its proprietary messaging bot to help users efficiently capture data and manage contacts, creating powerful on-chain social graphs.
To date, the Sleek Card has powered over 300,000 connections, solidifying its position as a leading player in the Web 3.0 space.
Sleek Card has also partnered with Solana Hacker Houses, Coinfest, Digital Art Fair and NFTNow to bring innovative event experiences to life.
Tania Tse, co-founder of Sleek, said,
“We are launching monetization models in our platform that are only possible through the blockchain so talented creators from various verticals who don’t have a full team supporting them can earn sustainably.”
Chase Guo, co-founder of Sleek, added,
“Leveraging our own experiences and lessons [learned], we are building applications alongside our users to power the future of Web 3.0 social.”
In the first half of 2024, Sleek will launch an open marketplace that empowers domain experts to become creators by tokenizing their knowledge into liquid and accessible assets.
The future holds the promise of a more equitable, user-centric and transparent digital social landscape.
Sleek’s investors include Binance Labs, Shima Capital, Spartan Group, Symbolic Capital, Genblock Capital, Big Brain Holdings, Market Across, Emirates Consortium, Arkstream, Perridon and GBV, as well as several angel investors.
Binance Labs, the VC arm of Binance, invested in Sleek through the Binance Labs Incubation…