Stellar Enterprise Fund

A Strategic Blockchain Fund

The Stellar Enterprise Fund is a venture-style fund that expands the open-source Stellar network. We at the Stellar Development Foundation invest in companies transforming the future of everyday financial services through Web3 innovation. We are fierce advocates of blockchain technology potential.

This is who we are - we won’t pivot from blockchain and are waiting to fund the next game-changing company.

Is your idea next?

Mission

Our Why

One commitment drives our investment: to amplify the Stellar ecosystem’s utility and impact by fostering innovation that elevates everyday financial services. We are purposeful in our investment, supporting companies that envision and actively work towards creating a better future.

Our investments go beyond capital; each funding is a declaration of SDF’s belief in the company's, and the broader ecosystem's, potential for improvement.

Join us, and together, we will pave the way for a more accessible, efficient, and inclusive financial world.

Why Stellar

More Than Capital

Building on Stellar gives you access to an innovative, multi-layered network that benefits your growth. There is a robust ecosystem around the Stellar network that makes sense for the real world and can make an impact today. And SDF and the Stellar ecosystem can support you on your journey.

Ecosystem Partnerships

Payment Rails to Support the Real World

Investment Support at Every Stage

Portfolio

Explore Our Investments

Our strategic funding extends across five continents, encompassing various stages of growth and utility—with our portfolio exceeding $100 million in total investments.

Investment Criteria

What SDF Wants to See

We care about each investment we make, striving to ensure that every investment made by SDF contributes positively to both the company and the Stellar ecosystem.

Explore financial innovation through our varied portfolio, where each company embodies our mission to transform finance with Stellar technology.

Stellar Fit

Does Stellar provide compelling value to the Company? Will the team further SDF’s mission?

Impact

Will increased success of the project directly and positively impact the Stellar ecosystem?

Team

Do we trust management to execute, focus, and commit to building for the long term? Is the team able to build a compelling product that is competitive in the market and brings value to the end user? Does the team have a viable go-to-market plan?

Timing

Why now – is this the right time for us to invest? Does the team have a clear, realistic, yet ambitious plan of how they will use the money and why they need it now?

Viability

‍Does the company have a viable path towards financial independence from Stellar (either through external funding or revenue) in the next 18-24…

Use Case

Does the product or service address real, substantial market needs with a clear and scalable plan that will leverage the blockchain?

Application Process

Tell Us About What You're Building

Come build the future you envision on an unmatched base of real-world utility and scalable decentralized finance.

Other Blogs

More For You to Read

Article

Founder Journeys: Mary Saracco, Founder of Latamex

Founder journeys

Ecosystem

Roadmap

Our Founder Journeys explore the brilliant minds building real-world blockchain solutions on Stellar. So many of the innovations taking place on…

View

Article

Blockchain as a Tool for Aid Disbursements

Aid

Aid delivery

Leveraging blockchain technology, aid delivery is underway across the globe backed by the work of humanitarian and refugee organizations. 

Read

Article

block by block with Denelle Dixon: What Financial Markets, Crypto Investing, and Horses Have in Common ft. Joey Krug of Founders Fund

block by block

Denelle Dixon

The block by block podcast is back with a new season! Denelle Dixon sits down with new experts each episode for a conversation on how crypto and…

View