Aera Force is a DAO made up of climate investors, founders, scientists and civic leaders investing in accelerating us towards a regenerative world through web3.
The GP and some members of the Core Team work full-time on Aera Force. This is to ensure that the DAO, especially early on, has enough direction and fuel to scale. The Core Team will slowly relinquish responsibility as the DAO grows, eventually handing over all operations to contributors and investors.
Each investor in the Aera Force will be able to vote on where capital is allocated. The Core Team and community will be responsible for pushing deals through the pipeline, but Investors at any point can override the core team and move deals through the pipeline.
Non accredited investors can still participate in the DAO without investing. DAO teams can be formed to screen deals, scout new opportunities, and complete due diligence bounties. The Core Team will support these teams in completing bounties and earning rewards.
Although investing is only open to accredited investors, anyone can earn from the 400eth bounty pool in our Discord.
We believe blockchain-enabled web3 solutions can solve problems never-before tackled and leverage major sources of underutilised capital in doing so. We also believe in both the possibility and the imperative that blockchain itself be a carbon-neutral technology.
Blockchain protocols, ledgers, or insights which more efficiently underpin physical decarbonization and open source sustainability data. (Open Forest Protocol)
Hardware and protocols aiming to track, measure and price the ecological externalities of materials, products, commodities across the supply chain.
DeFi solutions that enable seamless transactions of eco offsets or credits. (Toucan Protocol)
Protocols that introduce new consensus mechanisms that lessen their impact on the climate. (filecoin.energy)
Climate projects that may not have a complete web3 strategy, but have defined a real usecase for blockchain technology to support their growth.
To in the fund, an investor must mint an Investment Ticket NFT. Once minted, a smart contract will hold your funds until a KYC process can be completed. Every Investment Ticket is also a unique peice designed for the Aera Force by artist Kenneth Alexander.
Investors have a final vote on where capital is deployed, what companies are screened, and all other DAO operations.
A distributed autonomous organization (DAO) is a crypto-native way for people to coordinate funding, labor, time and social capital. The governance of DAOs is distributed, with all funds and assets managed on-chain via smart contracts, and decision-making is conducted by collective vote, where majority (or some other pre-established percentage) rules. (definition in part thanks to Metacartel).
At this stage we are only accepting accredited investors into the DAO which means you need to meet income, wealth or investment experience criteria depending on your location in the world. To certify accreditation status, a KYC and investor accreditation process is necessary.
We acknowledge this is far from optimal and in the spirit of building an unstoppable global community made of people from all walks of life and of all means, we intend to become much more widely available in the near future. For now we need to begin this way in order to follow all laws and regulations necessary to be able to take both equity and token stakes in new ventures and projects.
While investing in the fund is only open to accredited investors, everyone can still build, earn, and get equity by contributing to the success of the fund.
We offer scouting, pre-screen and diligence bounties in the discord.
Our success in traditional VC has come from our strong global community of innovators, scientists, radical founders and investors working together towards the shared goal of accelerating a sustainable future.
Aera Force allows us to level up that community and scale our impact by backing breakthroughs that will direct the power of blockchain and web3 towards solutions to the climate and ecology issues facing us.
Aera Force is a project birthed out of Aera VC, a fund with a history of generating extraordinary returns through backing climate breakthroughs, and Gotham Labs, a web3 design lab investing and building in blockchain since 2014.
🦄 Aera’s very first investment from 2017, Solugen, has become one of the stars using synthetic biology to address major climate challenges reaching $1.8 billion valuation in less than 5 years.