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Animoca Brands subsidiary Forj opens applications to $APE Accelerator, the official accelerator for ApeCoin projects

$APE Accelerator opens to first cohort of projects that will supercharge the ApeCoin ecosystem

17 October 2023 - 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.

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$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 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.

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