Being a successful graduate of Belarusian State Economic University (BSEU), Maria has acquired competencies in economic and social studies. Given Maria’s previous research working experience, and desire to explore what's really shaping the future, the main research focus is placed on FinTech and Blockchain Technology.
Most recent investment vehicle launched by Invictus – tokenized Hyperion investment fund – provides retail investors access to blockchain startup’s broad seed and private stage investment opportunities.
Invictus capital is a cryptocurrency firm that specializes in building a broad range of cryptocurrency investment products. The company debuted on the cryptocurrency space with the creation of the CRYPTO20 index fund, and the C20 token represents ownership of a portfolio of the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. The assets are weekly rebalanced and optimized with the assistance of machine learning technologies.
The most recent investment vehicle to launch by Invictus is the tokenized Hyperion investment fund, which is represented by the IHF token. The fund received ICO funding in May of this year and has only recently become tradeable on the Liquid exchange by Quoine.
Hyperion functions as a syndicated venture capital fund that provides retail investors access to seed and private stage investments of decentralized ledger technology projects and companies. Retail investors gain exposure to a diversified portfolio by merely owning the IHF token, and the portfolio is managed by a specialist team of analysts and fund managers who possess a cornucopia of experiences from the traditional and cryptocurrency investment arenas.
Hyperion investments leverage Invictus’s variety of expertise and relations within the cryptocurrency ecosystem to exceed their retail counterpart.
The value of IHF tokens are derived from the underlying investments. Invictus offers several potential valuations (NAVs) on their website without disclosing confidential investment terms to deliver an indication of worth.
Since inception, the fund has diversified into nine startup cryptocurrency projects. Hyperion is still within the inception phase of the venture capitalist sector as only one of the investments have gone to market. The respective investments are as follows.
Hyperion’s first investment is in the NOIA network. NOIA aims to disrupt the current content delivery network landscape by allowing for a far more decentralized network. The project enables almost any device connected to the internet to become a node within the NOIA network. An increase of distribution of nodes would allow for improved content delivery services for the internet. To date, NOIA is Hyperion’s second largest investment.
DAV is the only Hyperion investment that has gone to market. DAV is an open source platform that aims to accommodate interaction between entities within the transportation and automated vehicle sectors of tomorrow. The project is highly ambitious and is built from the ground up with a strong team and supported by an extremely connected network of advisors.
Lightstreams originates as a fork of the Ethereum blockchain and aims to support, rather than compete, with the leading decentralized application platform. The project focuses on supplying dApps with throughput solutions, and privacy enabled smart contracts.
Hyperion has made two investments within the evergrowing gaming sector, Gamedex, and Equiti Games. Gamedex aims to create an ecosystem that accommodates digital collectibles, along with the games that utilize them. Equiti Games, on the other hand, is positioning themselves to disrupt the current digital video game distribution industry by giving ownership back to gamers, and to build a fair trade secondary market for digital games.
The smallest relative investments are in Wemark and Menlo One. Wemark is low capitalization project that plans to unsettle the stock photo industry by connecting photographers directly with clients and thus reducing fees. Menlo One, on the other hand, is an open-source framework focused on allowing decentralized application to compete with their centralized counterparts regarding ease-of-use and speed. This is done utilizing caching specific blockchain data on high-performance content nodes.
Hyperion’s most substantial investment is a project by the name of Quantfury. The project has only recently come out of stealth mode and plans to launch a zero commission trading platform that allows traders to leverage their crypto assets to margin trade traditional and cryptocurrency markets.
The latest project that Hyperion has invested in is Stackr. The project is under development with a close partnership in the Invictus team. Stackr is a long-term savings solution that incorporates investment opportunities from both the traditional and crypto environments. Stackr provides cryptocurrency investors with an array of wealth preservation and compound growth opportunities, along with reduced fees through the utilization of their native token.
Hyperion is currently still in its early days of navigating the venture capitalist landscape and attempting find tomorrow’s disruptors. We will see what is to happen as the blockchain startup industry goes through a couple of market cycles, only then will we be able to tell if the fund has the skills and resources to separate the wheat from the chaff.