Based in Eindhoven LUMO Laboratoriesa company that creates opportunities for impactful software and smart hardware startups, announced on Wednesday that it has invested 1.5 million euros in the Barcelona-based company Metacampuswith a group of angel investors.
Metacampus is a training platform designed for the virtual economy.
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By funding Metacampus, LUMO is supporting a global group of subject matter experts who have developed an edtech platform to help digital professionals across a variety of industries succeed in an ever-changing and growing digital world and virtual economies. decentralized.
“Unleashing human potential in the virtual economy”
Founded by Pere Perez Ninou, Metacampus is an international group of tech-savvy experts focused on social innovation who have come together to help people thrive in the digital economy and make the exponential world more accessible and inclusive.
Pere Pérez Ninou says: “The new roles in the virtual economy are diverse and there are not enough qualified and experienced people. The demand for talent exceeds the supply. Metacampus’ training approach embraces Web3, rewarding practical skills over theory, harnesses the power of community in decentralized business models, and uses gamification to reward knowledge and drive positive competition.
Pere adds, “At Metacampus, we focus on knowledge efficiency. Using our AI-powered toolkit, combined with active role-playing games and a real-time Web3 project experience, we help people bring together 1,000+ days of knowledge in a truly fun environment that reflects the nature of Web3 culture.
Metacampus business model
The Metacampus team aims to eliminate bias in the virtual economy, rewarding talent solely on the basis of merit, regardless of background, personal details or other external factors.
The company’s tuition-based business model is designed for anyone who needs to keep up with rapidly changing digital trends – from academics to new media journalists, from brand managers to senior executives. Additionally, Metacampus also empowers people who are struggling financially by establishing a grant program that aims to provide training to those who need it most.
Andy Lürling, founding partner of LUMO Labs, says, “Metacampus improves the level playing field for individuals and businesses to thrive in the virtual economy simply by lowering barriers to entry through relevant education. This is obviously beneficial for those seeking access and guidance, but the even greater return is the influx of new perspectives, backgrounds and talent into what is still a fairly seamless ecosystem.
The experiential program includes live sessions from experts and virtual events, as well as full access to a technical toolkit with role-playing activities over a 100-day period. Students can master Web3 business tools, learn terminology, and build a valuable community network. Finally, they will participate in the creation of innovative market solutions with access to financing from brands and international investors.
Sven Bakkes, founding partner of LUMO, says: “The speed and support that Metacampus has already gathered in such a short time is as admirable as it is eye-opening. This indicates how well Pere and the rest of his team have spotted and responded to the apparent need for diverse talent in the virtual economy. We are excited and happy to be part of this journey ahead. »
About LUMO Laboratories
Founded in 2016 by Andy Lurling and Sven Bakkes, LUMO Labs creates opportunities for impact-driven software and smart hardware startups. The current LUMO Fund II is a €20 million multi-stage impact capital fund (pre-seed, up to and including Series A). It includes a two-year company building program to help its portfolio companies achieve financial success as well as social traction and impact.
The company supports startups that align with at least one of the three United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – sustainable cities and communities, good health and wellbeing, and quality education. It invests in several sectors, including artificial intelligence/data, blockchain, Internet of Things, robotics and drones, and virtual reality/augmented reality.
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