Grants & Funding
The Matching Fund is an investment track within the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) Enterprise Fund, designed specifically for earlier stage companies (Pre-seed to Series B) interested in building on the Stellar network. We will match investments raised from lead investors of up to $500,000 USD. This allows us more co-investment opportunities in companies with investors from around the world and helps us to grow the number of companies we can support.
Why is this important? The mission of the SDF is to provide equitable access to the global financial system. The success of our mission depends in large part on companies all over the world having access to risk capital, especially in emerging markets where investors are new to blockchain, including the Stellar network, and/or have underdeveloped venture ecosystems.
All investment decisions will be made in SDF’s sole and exclusive discretion. Make sure your project meets the minimum requirements outlined below in order to be eligible for a potential Matching Fund investment.
To be considered for a Matching Fund investment, please complete the application form below. Please submit the following four items:
Ready to Apply? Please send an email with the documents and answers to above questions to [email protected]. Only complete applications will be considered. SDF will review applications and respond if there is interest in moving forward with your submission. At that time, you may be invited to submit standard diligence materials and be scheduled for an interview.
African money transfer app
Cryptocurrency payroll solutions
Connecting creators with fans
Blockchain-based financial infrastructure provider built around VCAD
African consumer payments app built on USSD
Foreign exchange for LatAm
The Stellar Development Foundation also offers other sources of funding for projects in the Stellar ecosystem. Explore our grants and award programs below and see if you’re eligible to apply today.
Explore the Stellar Development Foundation’s grants and award programs and see if you’re eligible to apply today.
The Stellar Community Fund draws on community input to support developers and startups building on the Stellar network and Soroban.
The Stellar Enterprise Fund is a venture-style fund for growing the network, including direct investments or acquisitions in companies.