Building, exploring, investing in web3

Orange DAO is a founder DAO of 1300+ members exploring and advancing web3 through investing in and supporting founders.

Our mission

Our Mission is to bring more founders, builders and users to web3. We are doing this by investing in and supporting founders, and by building public goods to grow the ecosystem. Today, the work we do broadly falls into 3 categories

$50M Orange Fund

We invest in top tier founders who are building in web3. We have already invested in 100+ companies

Supporting Portfolio

We support our portfolio companies with knowledge, hiring, connections, and mentorship.

Building Public goods

We aim to build public goods to advance the web3 space. Example projects: Passport, LFG

Read our charter here. If you qualify as a member, click here to join.

Note: Orange DAO is not affiliated with, sponsored or endorsed by Y Combinator. “Y Combinator” and "YC" are registered trademarks of Y Combinator, LLC.

Orange Podcast

Listen to a podcast for the crypto curious specifically about how web3 can solve big, real-world problems.

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Orange Fund

Orange Fund is a web3 venture fund powered by Orange DAO.We write early checks to disruptive crypto companies of tomorrow.

Portfolio companies get access to our members, alumni, our talent network, and the right introductions when you need them so you can take the fastest path from zero to one.

Questions? Email us at fund@orangedao.xyz. See our request for startups here

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$25K Orange Fellowship Grant

We empower builders to bring their web3 dreams to life, with a $25K grant and the Orange DAO community.

Join our 10 week explore & build sprint. DAO members and ecosystem partners will give you tactical support, accountability, and mentorship
Early stage? That's Perfect! - 60% of Season 1 participants only had an idea when they applied - no working prototype.
Finally, for builders who want to scale their projects, we provide fundraising support and help place you into top accelerator programs.
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Quotes from recent fellows

"The Orange Fellowship gave me my first check and connected me with my first customer. It's been all upwards from there!"

"The Fellowship was an incredible way to kick start a company with other driven, smart people who are also on Day 0."