Applications Open for $APE Accelerator

Applications Open for $APE Accelerator

Forj, a leading Web3 technology project and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, today announced the official launch of $APE Accelerator, the community-driven Web3 accelerator funded by the ApeCoin DAO to advance projects that benefit the ApeCoin ecosystem and add utility to ApeCoin (token symbol: APE). 

Applications to $APE Accelerator are now open, with successful applicants given the opportunity to launch their innovative Web3 business idea to an ApeCoin community of over 200,000 members.

$APE Accelerator was built by Forj following the successful approval of AIP-209, a proposal from the ApeCoin DAO’s Idea Proposal (AIP) system. Its goal is  to strengthen the ApeCoin ecosystem  by supporting and funding projects that add value and utility to ApeCoin. 

Holders of APE tokens will be given the opportunity to support approved projects through the APE Launchpad by purchasing NFTs and other tokens, as well as vote on proposals for projects to be accepted.

Harry Liu, CEO of Forj, said about the launch of $APE Accelerator:

Today marks the beginning of a step change in innovation for the ApeCoin community. $APE Accelerator welcomes Web3 founders to apply now and join us in our mission to take the ApeCoin ecosystem to new heights.

Yat Siu, the co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands, said:

“Community-driven initiatives such as $APE Accelerator capture the very ethos of Web3 entrepreneurship, and put ApeCoin holders in the driving seat of innovation for the ecosystem they’re a part of. $APE Accelerator provides us with a roadmap for the future of online ecosystem growth, and we eagerly await the exciting new projects that will emerge from this program.”

Projects interested in applying to $APE Accelerator are invited to visit and submit a dedicated application form.

About Forj

Forj, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, delivers leading Web3 products and technologies that create unique fan experiences for creators. A truly end-to-end solution, Forj is the next frontier of fan engagement through its use of NFTs, metaverse protocols, and blockchain tech to bring fans closer to their favorite creator brands in Music, Entertainment, Gaming, and beyond. With major partnerships including Grammy-nominated musician Lewis Capaldi, Forj has an enviable track-record of success in the sector.

Forj-owned brands include the official ApeCoin launchpad, $APE Accelerator, as well as, metaverse infrastructure project Metaprints. 

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About Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner, a Fortune Crypto 40 company, and one of the Financial Times’ High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2023, is a Web3 leader that leverages blockchain to deliver digital property rights to consumers around the world to help to establish the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including original games such as The Sandbox, PHANTOM GALAXIES™, Life Beyond, and Crazy Defense Heroes, and products utilizing popular intellectual properties from the worlds of sports and entertainment, such as The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Animoca Brands Japan, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Darewise Entertainment, Notre Game, TinyTap, Be., PIXELYNX, WePlay Media, and Gryfyn. Animoca Brands is one of the most active investors in Web3, with a  portfolio of over 400 Web3 investments, both directly and through Animoca Ventures, including Yuga Labs, Axie Infinity, Polygon, Consensys, Fireblocks, OpenSea, Dapper Labs, Yield Guild Games, Alien Worlds, and many more. For more information visit or follow on Twitter or Facebook.

Forj Announce Launch of $APE Accelerator Exclusively in DeCrypt

Forj Announce Launch of $APE Accelerator in DeCrypt

Today Forj announced the launch of their $APE Accelerator platform exclusively in leading tech and crypto publication, DeCrypt.

The article is the first official announcement heralding the beginning of the much-anticipated project, built following the successful vote in favour of AIP-209 by the ApeCoin DAO. It features an interview with Forj CEO Harry Liu, who recounts the story leading up to the launch and the rationale behind the focus on ApeCoin’s ecosystem:

“We chose to launch on ApeCoin because it has the most collaborative and socially engaged community across Web3,”

– Harry Liu, DeCrypt, Oct 17th 2023

Click below to read the full article now.

Risk Summary (UK Residents)

Risk Summary (UK Residents)

Last Updated: 6th October 2023

Digital and crypto assets including NFTs offered by Forj, or it’s associated brands (Metaprints, PolkaPet World, TasteMakerz, and $APE Accelerator) are not sold or intended to be held as investments. If you intend to purchase them as an investment you should be aware that due to the potential for losses, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers this investment to be high risk.

What are the key risks?

1. You could lose all the money you invest

  • The cryptoasset market is largely unregulated. There is a risk of losing money for any cryptoassets you purchase due to risks including, but not limited to, cyber-attacks, financial crime, and firm failure.
  • Cryptoassets can be highly volatile, with their value dropping as quickly as it can rise. You should be prepared to lose all the money you invest in cryptoassets.

2. You should not expect to be protected if something goes wrong

  • The UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) doesn’t protect this type of investment because it’s not a ‘specified investment’ under the UK regulatory regime – in other words, this type of investment isn’t recognised as the sort of investment that the FSCS can protect. Learn more by using the FSCS investment protection checker here.
  • The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) will not be able to consider complaints related to this firm. Learn more about FOS protection here

3. You may not be able to sell your investment when you want to

  • There is no guarantee that investments in cryptoassets can be easily sold at any given time. The ability to sell a cryptoasset depends on various factors, including the supply and demand in the market at that time. This is especially true of NFT markets.
  • Operational failings such as technology outages, cyber-attacks and comingling of funds could cause unwanted delay, and you may be unable to sell your cryptoassets at the time you want.

4. Cryptoasset investments can be complex

  • Investments in cryptoassets can be complex, making it difficult to understand the risks associated with the investment.
  • You should do your own research before investing. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

5. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

  • Putting all your money into a single type of investment is risky. Spreading your money across different investments makes you less dependent on any one to do well.
  • A good rule of thumb is not to invest more than 10% of your money in high-risk investments

If you are interested in learning more about how to protect yourself, visit the FCA’s website here.

For further information about cryptoassets, visit the FCA’s website here.