Singapore-based Indorse is a blockchain-based social network for professionals. Blockchain accelerator Coinsilium Group subscribed for an additional 7 percent of the fully diluted share capital of Indorse for US$257,000. Previously, Coinsilium invested US$73,000 in the #startup.
How it compares to competitors: Unlike other social networks, ad placements on Indorse can be bought by agencies at fixed rates, with large portions of the ad revenue being distributed directly to the users as a reward for sharing knowledge and expertise. In this way, users can monetize their activity.
Traction: Indorse raised the equivalent of US$5.5 million in the first three days of its token pre-sale. Its token sale – or initial coin offering – will run until September 7, 2017.
Amount raised: US$257,000
Funding stage: Undisclosed
Lead investor: Coinsilium Group
Investment type: Equity
Purpose: Building a blockchain-powered, decentralized social media platform
Total disclosed funding to date: US$330,000 from traditional funding, plus US$5.5 million from token pre-sale
Converted from Singapore dollar. Rate: US$1 = S$1.36.