Alphabet’s Google for Startups Cloud Program has recently expanded to include Web3 firms such as Alchemy, Aptos, Base, Celo, Flow, Hedera, Nansen, Near, Polygon, Solana, and Thirdweb. Nansen has also announced its partnership with Google Cloud to offer real-time blockchain data for startups. Its database currently holds more than 250 million wallet labels.
The Google Cloud program for Web3 startups provides two product suites, one for pre-seed companies and another for seeded firms. Pre-seed companies can receive up to $2,000 in Google Cloud credits, which will be valid for two years, along with access to events like Paris Blockchain Week, Consensus, and TOKEN2049 Singapore, where Google will be participating.
Seeded startups can enjoy benefits such as $200,000 over two years for Google Cloud and Firebase usage, $12,000 in Google Cloud Enhanced Support credits, and 12 months of free Google Workspace Business Plus. Moreover, Aptos, Celo, Flow, HBAR Foundation, Near, and Solana Foundation will provide grants of up to $1 million each in fiat or tokens to Web3 projects.
Seeded firms can also access up to $3 million in funding from Polygon Ventures, while the Base Ecosystem Fund will offer priority reviews for entrepreneurs. In addition, Coinbase Ventures will introduce them to its listing teams and applicable venture capitalists. Other perks include up to $10,000 in Alchemy credits with VIP support and gasless contract deployment with Thirdweb.
According to Alex Svanevik, co-founder and CEO of Nansen, “Thanks to the partnership with Google Cloud, we can provide real-time intelligence to level the crypto playing field.