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UK accelerator supports identify services and financial solutions startups

Brickken ($BKN), a leader in the real-world asset industry, has been selected to participate in PwC’s Scale | Digital Assets program, a collaborative initiative with GrowthBuilders. This follows a recent expansion towards Coinbase’s L2 Network and its first institutional client in the form of a venture capital fund based in Germany, further cementing Brickken’s aim at accelerating institutional adoption.

The PwC Scale program is tailored to expedite the growth of scale-ups, preparing them to penetrate new markets through a rigorous 12-week curriculum that includes masterclasses and personalized mentorship from subject matter experts in the industry. Participants will emerge with an expanded network and enhanced capabilities in generating clients, strategic growth, and fundraising, focusing on mastering the nuances of expanding into diverse markets like Asia and South America.

Several of the selected startups fall into two main categories: identity-related services and tokenization solutions. In the identity services category are Archipels, Trust Stamp, Truvity, and Vidos. The tokenization platforms include established companies like Vertalo, along with Spain’s Brickken and California’s Zoniqx.

Some tokenization offerings are more specialized, such as Hedgeguard, a fund tokenization protocol that not only tokenizes funds but also includes portfolio management and middle office tools.

Venly is an example of a startup pivoting its focus. Two years ago, when we covered Venly’s $23 million fundraising, its solutions included a digital wallet, an NFT marketplace, and NFT tools for drops. While its target markets of games and entertainment have expanded to e-commerce, the emphasis today is more on wallets, with less focus on NFTs, a sector currently facing challenges. For instance, Starbucks has scaled back, and Nike’s .Swoosh initiative has lost some momentum despite initial success during the NFT boom.

Edwin Mata, CEO of Brickken, expressed his enthusiasm about the selection, stating,

“Joining the PwC’s Scale program marks a significant milestone in our journey. It not only validates our technological prowess and market impact but also sets the stage for our next phase of institutional expansion. We are excited to leverage this opportunity to enhance our offerings and forge meaningful partnerships through PwC and Growth Builders’ network.”

The program also offers Brickken the chance to engage with an elite alumni network, through which it can showcase ongoing developments and explore further growth opportunities at curated industry events.

This partnership with PwC is more than a growth opportunity—it’s proof of Brickken’s commitment to reshaping the financial landscape through innovation and strategic collaboration. As Brickken continues to advance its platform and expand its influence, the digital asset community watches eagerly, anticipating the next stages of its pioneering journey.