The seed round will accelerate the development of hardware and software solutions that bridge physical and digital worlds via collection, display, and verification.
JANUARY 25, 2022 -- New York, NY -- Atomic Form, a full stack solution for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and digital media, announced its seed round funding from leading investors in the blockchain space with participation by Sino Global Capital, Samsung Next, Wave Financial, Mechanism Capital, Animoca Brands, and other notable artists and founders such as Thankyoux, Brendan Dawes, JN Silva, Parallel, and Nifty Gateway co-founder Duncan Cock Foster.
Today, organizing, discovering, and accessing web3 content is fragmented. Between multiple wallets, blockchains, marketplaces, and applications, the inability to aggregate, organize and showcase content in a streamlined way is a massive pain point for consumers, artists, and dApp developers. Further, if a user is able to consolidate their NFTs, there is no native consumer or exhibition visualization aside from a desktop computer. Additionally, existing ways of visualizing and interacting with NFTs (and their metadata and onchain history) is limited by querying infrastructure. How can this be addressed? Similar to how Roku used hardware and software to create a unified experience across a fragmented media market, Atomic Form’s mission is to bring a unified, web3 experience to users of all types: collectors, artists, galleries, developers, etc.. This will be a bridge into a new frontier of digital ownership, and serves as the most effective way to blend web3 content between digital and real life.
Atomic Form Wave, a CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree, is the first display module designed from scratch to be blockchain and NFT native. Users connect Wave to the Atomic Form Platform using unique hardware identifiers, and are able to control the display via the platform or manual controls, located on the back of the frame. This enables users to leverage displays for total control of the size, aspect ratio, and color of the matte, including information about each piece such as artist, name, contract address, and other arbitrary data associated with the piece. Because the displays maintain connection to the blockchain, the generative and conditional works update as they should. It is possible to manage multiple devices from the same location, and Atomic Form is prototyping a chain-enabled device to connect to any display that a user may already own. Atomic Form aims to be the unified portal to interact with NFTs and digital objects across all wallets and chains. These data visualizations can range from novel ways for collectors to experience their assets in 3D/VR to powerful analytics that artists can use to optimize their next release. Combined with its hardware solution for playback, Atomic Form will provide an end-to-end, vertically integrated web3 solution. As customers continue to use Atomic Form Platform as their web3 control center, this will open the door for demands of additional web3 native hardware.
Co-founders Garrette Furo and Isabelle Kitze have a combined 15 years years in the crypto industry in a variety of positions designed to move the space forward. Building on their traction at events during Miami Art Week in December 2021, including NFT IRL by Samsung Next, The Gateway with Christie’s and nft now, where they displayed over 50 pieces of chain connected works.
About Atomic Form
Atomic Form makes hardware and software for NFTs and Web3 media. We build for a blockchain-based internet-of-property that spans networks, currencies, video games, art, collectibles, and identification. We understand that community, shared interests, and resources are the backbone of distributed networks - be it stemming from the early Bitcoin Forums or the Trollbox or your local meet-up. We acknowledge the Internet as a proper noun and we design our products to fit the needs of a new generation of users to manage, explore and pave the way for what is to come while maximizing the utility of what is already here.