Startup Tracker launched at TechCrunch Disrupt London—wins Evernote Prize.
The venture that would eventually lead to the inception of the DX Network started as a browser extension to access CrunchBase information while browsing.
Data Republic: The Data Exchange Ecosystem
In its simplest form, Startup Tracker already attracted attention in the Tech community, from Product Hunt, all the way up to the BBC.
Startup Tracker's first year was dedicated to iterating over the product with early-users which ranged from solo founders to investors through innovation departments at multinational companies.
It was during this key year that the business landscape, challenges and opportunities surrounding the Tech Industry’s data were uncovered.
The DX Network's development starts, joins Imperial College VCC accelerator.
After 9 months of preparation work, development of the DX Network starts as the team joins one of the premier accelerators for Science and Technology ventures in the UK at Imperial College London (8th best university in the world, QS World University Rankings 2018).
First prototype, pilot group assembled, key technical advisors added.
A pilot with 15 organisations in the Tech sector is launched to iterate over early versions of the DX Network and guide its development with real-world use cases.
Key technical expertise in knowledge representation is brought onboard to fulfill use case requirements.
The DX Network evolves to incorporate a Semantic Web layer alongside its core blockchain component.
Team selected for Y Combinator Startup School 2018 (advisor track) and community sale.
The DX Network's team is selected by Y Combinator out of 15,000 applicants for the full advisor track of Startup School 2018—joining a network of 2,800 founders across 140 countries with direct access to advisors from Y Combinator.
A community sale of DX Tokens is opened for early supporters of the network before the full public offering.
Alpha release on Ethereum testnet, launch of DX Dev Grants.
Developer preview of the DX Network launches on Ethereum testnet together with the first SDK for partners and prospective users to prepare for integration.
Key pilot programs launched with select prospective data sellers and buyers, which marks the launch of the DX alliance, regrouping organizations and individuals developing new applications on top of the DX Network.
The first DX Dev Grants are awarded from the DX Network’s Growth Fund to encourage development of new ventures leveraging the DX Network and to help developers get their applications to market.
Stable release deployed on Ethereum mainnet, further round of DX Dev Grants.
The first stable version of the DX Network deploys on the Ethereum mainnet.
Network nodes—including Startup Tracker—start buying and selling real data using DX Tokens.
A second round of DX Dev Grants are awarded to developers building commercial and research applications leveraging the DX Network to drive industry adoption and pre-populate the upcoming DX App Store.
Pilot programs, promotional efforts and developer outreach continue.
DX for X: public and private data marketplaces in any field of application.
The DX Network enables organizations to open public data marketplaces on the network or their own private marketplaces and brings infrastructure-level support for big-ticket data and sensitive operating environments—making the DX Network a cornerstone technology of the data economy.
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