19 Web3 companies to watch out for - September 2022


Last week we published our ultimate guide to web3 companies that featured over three hundred web3 companies that are headquartered in the United States. So for example FTX isn't included in the list because it's a foreign company even though it's run by an American and seeks to pay off American politicians.

This week we've been scouring the internet and have found nineteen more web3 companies to add to our list of web3 companies.

  • Magic Eden - Magic Eden is the #1 NFT marketplace on Solana. Home to the next generation of digital creators. Our mission is to be the only destination for discovering, trading, and creating NFTs. Magic Eden aims to bring the strongest user-friendly experience with cutting-edge tools and support that will allow creators to seamlessly mint and generate digital content and lead the fate and growth of their digital communities online.

  • Octopus Network - Octopus is a cryptonetwork for launching and running Web3.0 application specific blockchains, aka appchains. By decreasing the capital expenditure for bootstrap an appchain by two orders of magnitude, from several million dollars to less than one hundred thousand dollars, Octopus Network is committed to unleash an innovation wave of Web3.0.

  • Glip - Content creator network of 500K+ gamers gearing up to shill gaming NFTs.

  • Prysm - The community ownership platform -- Own anything, together.

  • Novel - Novel Commerce is a low code platform for NFT commerce. Novel’s first product is a Shopify App that gives brands and creators the ability to create and sell NFTs within their existing store or a brand new one. By integrating its tools onto the Shopify platform, Novel has made the cumbersome process of Web3 commerce as seamless, easy, and accessible as traditional online shopping.

  • GigLabs - Founded in 2017, GigLabs is on a mission to empower brands, creators and collectors to create defining and memorable NFT experiences. The company partners with brands, agencies and creators to provide easy-to-use products for generating, minting, and selling NFTs that can be presented within fully customizable brand experiences, both on the web and in VR. Built by the GigLabs’ team of experienced blockchain developers and NFT enthusiasts, the API-driven NFT Bridge platform delivers flexible and scalable NFT tools that allow any brand to build any NFT experience imaginable. RareRooms is GigLabs’ customizable 3D immersive metaverse for showcasing NFTs - digital collectibles, art and more - that’s integrated across multiple blockchains.

  • LUV NFT - LUV NFT is a social media marketplace that allows creators and brands the ability to easily mint NFTs. We replaced the like button with the LUV button and receiving LUV earns you crypto $LUV. Spreading LUV is the call to action to ending hate and greed. Users can buy NFTs with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Kusuma, Unique or LUV tokens. #OneLUV

  • Polymer Labs - Polymer Labs is building the fabric of web3. We're working on an IBC based multi-cluster routing/roll-up protocol providing E2E IBC connectivity across ecosystems.

  • Quidient - Quidient Reality™ engines enable devices like smartphones to capture photorealistic 3D models of any scene or object on earth. The pioneering platforms are capable of Generalized Scene Reconstruction (GSR), which is an important new category of 3D Imaging. GSR engines will become critical components of Web 3.0 (the Spatial Web). Quidient Reality engines are actually five-dimensional (5D) in that they record the three linear dimensions of matter (3D) concurrent with two directional dimensions of light (2D). This revolutionary approach enables devices like smartphones to create complete, visually accurate models of any scene or object, including those that are shiny and transparent.

  • Project Galaxy - Created by Bullet Labs, Project Galaxy is the largest Web3 credential data network in the world. Built on open and collaborative infrastructure, Project Galaxy helps developers and organizations leverage digital credential data to build better products and communities in Web3.

  • Fairmint - Fairmint makes community ownership easy. Founders plug Fairmint'tech on their website, allowing contributors to receive tokenized equity for time or money they invest. Built by founders for founders, our technology leverages blockchain and smart contracts to make equity programmable. Fairmint is the Web3 layer of the modern startup stack, empowering participation in the ownership economy.

  • TRON - Tron is a decentralized content entertainment protocol based on blockchain technology. Tron strives to construct a global free content entertainment system, utilizing blockchain technology. This protocol allows each user to freely publish, store, and own data. The issuance, circulation, and trading of digital assets, through decentralized self governance, lay the foundation for the distribution and subscription of content, thereby empowering content creators as well as forming a decentralized content entertainment ecosystem. The app partners of Tron protocol include Peiwo, Obike, Gifto, Uplive, with a total of 4 millions users, making Tron a blockchain protocol with the most DAPP users in the world.

  • Newton.co - Newton.co is a cryptocurrency trading platform that buys and sells sell Bitcoin and Ethereum instantly from iPhone, Android, or web apps. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Bitcoin Depot - Bitcoin Depot is an INC 5000 company and is the largest cryptocurrency ATM Network offering users the ability to buy and sell Bitcoin and over 30 other cryptocurrencies instantly at thousands of locations across the United States.

  • Crypto.com - Crypto.com is a cryptocurrency exchange company based in Singapore. As of 2022, the company has 50 million customers and 4,000 employees. The platform's official Cryptocurrency is Cronos.

  • Autograph - Autograph is an NFT platform that brings together the most iconic brands and legendary names in sports, entertainment and culture to create unique digital collections and experiences.

  • Pinata - Used by over 70,000 developers and creatives, Pinata secures and moves data with #IPFS for #blockchain and #crypto applications. More than 45 million files have been pinned with our #NFT multimedia solution.

  • Uniswap Labs - Uniswap is the largest decentralized exchange (or DEX) operating on the Ethereum blockchain. It allows users anywhere in the world to trade crypto without an intermediary.

  • Aptos - Aptos is a new, independent project focused on delivering the safest and most production-ready Layer 1 blockchain in the world. The team is comprised of the original creators, researchers, designers, and builders of Diem, the blockchain that was first built to serve this purpose.

Full list is available here.



Nov '22


Bay Area tech companies hiring Software Engineers now


We've totally revamped our job search functionality on Employbl. As a celebration of that I wanted to put a post together showcasing all of the cool companies in the Bay Area that are hiring for Software Engineers. This doesn't even showcase all of the remote jobs that are available. Indeed some of these roles may be remote or partial remote work. I narrowed down the list quite a bit to fit into a blog post but should be a quick intro for anyone looking for a Software Engineering opportunity based in the SF Bay Area.

Full post: IT Companies in the Bay Area hiring now

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