Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. We strongly believe that raising an equity round (or two) before an ICO helps in a bunch of ways. First, it helps put in a place a solid governance structure, which is typical in successful companies. Second, our research shows that ICOs that have previously raised money from savvy investors tend to be more appealing to smart ICO participants.
How can you help me with Comcast Ventures?
ICOs are tougher than you think. Less than ¼ ICOs are successful (Source: CNBC) as measured by hitting fundraising targets. There is also a big rise in regulatory scrutiny. High quality ICO participants are increasingly focusing their funds on blockchain companies that are building real businesses and have proactively planned for regulatory compliance. We help founders with building a real company: customers, executive team members, advisors, channel partnerships, strategy and more.
Should I raise an equity round before an ICO?
What will It be like to work with MState?
Comcast ventures is the investment arm of Comcast. MState companies can expect to receive help from the Comcast Ventures team, including introductions to Comcast teams. Remember Comcast owns NBC Universal, AT&T Broadband and tons of broadcast properties including the Weather Channel, CNBC, Bravo, E! and more
We make life easier for founders. We help with everything that is involved in building your product into a real, fast growing company. This can include building your customer pipeline, securing advisors, strategizing on fundraising and more. We will blow through walls to get you what you need. Our team of advisors can help any tricky questions that you may have.
I’m about to ICO, why should I work with MState?
Do we have to move our offices?
How have you helped Blockdaemon?
No. We have free office space available for MState companies in San Francisco and New York, but you absolutely don’t have to move your team if you don’t want to. Our team has extensive experience working effectively remotely and internationally.
Blockdaemon is a great company and we’re lucky to be working with them. We’ve helped in lots of ways and we’re just getting started. Check out the Case Study page on this web site.
What if we’re already working with an ICO advisor?
Will you participate in token issuances?
Assuming you picked a great ICO advisory firm, they will provide you with great advice on the ICO. We help you build a real company with revenues so you can maximize the success of your ICO *and* your company’s growth trajectory once you’ve received the funds and need to fulfill all of the promises you made to ICO participants.
Our strong preference is for equity in the companies we participate in. That said, we’re willing to be flexible on structure for the right companies.