We are happy to announce that Gliph has joined the Boost VC startup accelerator. Gliph will join around a dozen other companies in a business incubation that includes mentorship, seed capital and a heavy focus on product development.
Beginning late June, Gliph’s founders (Rob and Nick) will relocate to Boost’s provided housing and office space in San Mateo, California. There we will join a group of startups specifically focused on the Bitcoin digital currency. The team will be working throughout the summer to refine the Gliph experience and further integrate Bitcoin into Gliph’s digital identity platform.
We chose Boost because founders Adam Draper and Brayton Williams have shown themselves to be early advocates for the Bitcoin currency. They’ve also put together a stellar program for startups that is a great fit for Gliph’s stage as a company.
As if this wasn’t exciting enough, this past Tuesday, Boost announced an additional $50k in funding for Bitcoin companies in Gliph’s class. The money comes from a collection of Silicon Valley based investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners, angel investor Ben Davenport (founder of group messaging client, Beluga), and Rothenberg Ventures and the Bitcoin Opportunity Fund.
Gliph is typically headquartered in Portland, Oregon and previously raised a round from the Portland Seed Fund. We are grateful for the support of PSF and the Portland community.
We hope you are as excited about this important step as we are. A heartfelt thank you to our most loyal supporters who helped Gliph get to the point it is today.