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disneyaccelerator.com

Investments

67

Portfolio Exits

12

Partners & Customers

3

About Disney Accelerator

Disney Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is helping today's technology innovators turn their dreams for new media and entertainment experiences into reality. Through Disney Accelerator, select companies will gain access to the range of creative expertise and resources of The Walt Disney Company to help them develop their innovative new entertainment experiences and products. Disney Accelerator brings together an amazing community of entrepreneurs, creatives, mentors, investors, and technologists, all with a common trait: the ability to dream big, and a vision for making an impact on the world of entertainment and technology.

Headquarters Location

California,

United States

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Latest Disney Accelerator News

Looking back on the year with Polygon: Increase in transactions, new collaborations, and more

Jan 13, 2023

January 13, 2023 News › Polygon › Adoption Looking back on the year with Polygon: Transaction growth, new collaborations, and more While most blockchain networks lacked traction in 2022, Polygon attracted major companies in both the Web2 and Web3 spaces. Soumen Dutta read 3 minutes Cover art/illustration via Cryptooshala Despite the troubles that 2022 brought with it for the crypto space, several sectors saw steady growth, with a record number of transactions and new collaborations. Year of… As reported, Polygon has facilitated over 960 million transactions and deployed 778,000 smart contracts with 234,000 contract makers. By December 26, are over 202 million unique addresses on the blockchain. Polygon also claims to have eliminated approximately 600,000 tonnes of carbon. In addition to these achievements, several transformative innovations have been launched on the blockchain as adoption continues to increase. Below is a highlight of notable developments for the Polygon ecosystem in 2022. Disney Accelerator Program 2022 In July, Polygon was Few As one of six firms participating in the Disney Accelerator Program 2022 and the only blockchain-oriented firm selected for the program. The Disney Accelerator Program is a business and growth-oriented initiative established to accelerate the development of innovative businesses globally with technologies within augmented reality (AR), non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and artificial intelligence (AI). Reddit grows with NFTs Polygon Despite some Reddit users be anti-crypto , Reddit NFT was one of the major announcements of this year. In October, Reddit released “Collective Avatars” based on Snoo the mascot , Above 3 million According to a Reddit executive, wallets were created on Polygon to receive NFTs in a few months. In addition, over 5 million colorful avatars have been created with over 4.3 million unique wallets. polygon and meta In November, Meta launched A toolkit for Instagram users to create and sell NFTs based on the Polygon blockchain. Worth noting is that Polygon emerged as Meta’s first partner for the new feature. As revealed, content creators on Instagram will be able to design and sell their own digital collectibles on and off Instagram. Dive into the blockchain game with Magic Eden Another dive into the NFT space, Polygon emerged as the third supported series on popular NFT marketplace Magic Eden. Through the integration, Magic Eden will also support game developers and content creators in the ecosystem. association with phantom Non-custodial wallet Phantom added browser, Android, and iOS support for Polygon last November. The Phantom joins the league of several projects in the industry that are pushing towards a multi-series future. The integration provided users with a simple, secure and seamless way to access NFTs and decentralized applications. Nike’s Journey into the Virtual Asset Sector with Polygon Nike launched Digital asset platform Swoosh in association with Polygon to further establish its presence in the Web3 space on 14 November. In the announcement, Nike established that the Swoosh’s virtual apparel is usable for RTFKT avatars. RTFKT is another well known developer team in the Web3 space Nike acquired In 2021. starbucks loyalty program In another development, popular coffee outlet Starbucks via Polygon launched Its loyalty rewards platform in December. Specifically, the coffee chain giant provided ways for customers to earn loyalty rewards as they participated in an interactive engagement known as a “journey.” Journey, as an interactive session, aims to project the firm’s brand and educate customers about the history of Starbucks and coffee. The rewards are digital collectible stamps in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). collaboration with flipkart In December, it expanded its reach into the e-commerce space in India through Flipkart. two firms partnership To build a blockchain e-commerce center of excellence. Polygon reports that the center will focus on e-commerce research and development in the Web 3 and Metaverse, exploring the future of shopping and online shopping. Other Milestone Developments Lastly, projects such as Robinhood, Wild Card, Midnight Society, and One Planet Lending Solutions have all enjoyed Polygon’s contributions to their respective projects. In addition, it is also developing its three zero-knowledge proofs (zk) scaling programs to support its growing mainstream adoption ambitions. Using such solutions, transactions are rolled up into a separate chain and then committed to Ethereum, making transaction speeds much higher. The Polygon zkEVM was revealed last July, and its testnet was launched in October, with the team claiming it was the first zkEVM with a public testnet that generated ZK proofs. Soumen Dutta Journalist at Cryptooshala Sauman is a dedicated researcher and writer in the fields of cryptocurrencies, DeFi, NFTs and GamFi projects. Read our latest market report How GBTC premium trading ruined Barry Silbert, his DCG empire, and took the crypto lending platform with it DCG struggles as Grayscale Trusts face steep discounts and increased competition from ETFs. James Van Straten4 days ago Credit : cryptoslate.com

Disney Accelerator Investments

67 Investments

Disney Accelerator has made 67 investments. Their latest investment was in Inworld AI as part of their Incubator/Accelerator on November 11, 2022.

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Disney Accelerator Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/27/2022

Incubator/Accelerator

Inworld AI

No

1

11/10/2022

Seed

LockerVerse

Yes

1

11/10/2022

Seed

Red 6

Yes

1

11/10/2022

Seed - II

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10

11/10/2022

Seed - II

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10

Date

11/27/2022

11/10/2022

11/10/2022

11/10/2022

11/10/2022

Round

Incubator/Accelerator

Seed

Seed

Seed - II

Seed - II

Company

Inworld AI

LockerVerse

Red 6

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Amount

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

Disney Accelerator Portfolio Exits

12 Portfolio Exits

Disney Accelerator has 12 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Rad on December 21, 2022.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

12/21/2022

Acquired

$99M

3

5/2/2022

Acquired

$99M

1

10/13/2021

Acquired

$99M

2

6/28/2021

Acquired

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10

10/13/2020

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

12/21/2022

5/2/2022

10/13/2021

6/28/2021

10/13/2020

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

3

1

2

10

10

Disney Accelerator Partners & Customers

3 Partners and customers

Disney Accelerator has 3 strategic partners and customers. Disney Accelerator recently partnered with Miko on August 8, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

8/22/2022

Partner

Italy

Disney accelerator alum Miko celebrates 140-country launch

`` Miko is thrilled to be the first robotics platform to have such an innovative collaboration with Disney Accelerator , and we look forward to raising the benchmark for kids engagement together . ''

1

8/11/2022

Partner

Italy

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10

11/30/2015

Partner

United Kingdom

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10

Date

8/22/2022

8/11/2022

11/30/2015

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Italy

Italy

United Kingdom

News Snippet

Disney accelerator alum Miko celebrates 140-country launch

`` Miko is thrilled to be the first robotics platform to have such an innovative collaboration with Disney Accelerator , and we look forward to raising the benchmark for kids engagement together . ''

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Sources

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Disney Accelerator Team

2 Team Members

Disney Accelerator has 2 team members, including current Senior Vice President, Michael Abrams.

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Work History

Title

Status

Michael Abrams

Senior Vice President

Current

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