ValleyDAO is a research and funding collective.
ValleyDAO is a global non-profit organization composed of academics, bioentrepreneurs, business developers, open source bioengineers, and bio-enthusiasts working together with researchers to evaluate, fund, and commercialize their biomanufacturing research. The community strives toward democratizing biomanufacturing technologies by making research findings widely available to everyone for both commercial and non-commercial use
ValleyDAO is a community-owned organization. Our stakeholders are the biomanufacturing ↗ community which includes me and you and this means that everyone has the chance to participate and shape the organization/vision. We have members from all over the world ↗ of all skill levels: students, researchers, biofounders, writers, Web3 developers and many more
The overarching vision of ValleyDAO is to support the global transition to a sustainable bioeconomy by funding research and startups and ultimately democratize synthetic biology intellectual property (IP) rights.
We are robust
Crypto ties enable a diversified investor pool; not skewed towards government grants like universities, public markets, and ‘near-term’ VCs
We have a system in place to ensure that one centralized party does not gain outsized influence or control, i.e. we are community-owned
We are flexible and faster
10X faster review and funding cycles with more flexibility (model proven by VitaDAO ↗)
We are purely democratic and mission-driven
VCs, public companies, and government agencies have to serve their stakeholders first. They build communities to monetize, gain a business advantage, or influence. We are building to promote biomanufacturing adoption across our planet.
We are an open organization with no fees or gatekeeping. Join our discord ↗ and hit the ground running. Earn or buy tokens (when we have one) and become an owner.
We are motivated by ownership and passion
- We are building a sustainable organization that will not depend on handouts or the services of paid mercenaries. Only a DAO can align and manage a large number of owners and contributors working together in a distributed meritocracy