πŸ’²How to fund projects?

If you want to fund research projects via Catalyst, you can do so by contributing ETH to projects.

How to fund projects

  1. Get on the Beta whitelist by filling out this form.

Am I a good fit to fund projects via Catalyst?

Catalyst projects are funded by patients, scientists, philanthropists, and web3 users alike. Here are a few criteria to consider before funding projects on Catalyst:

  • You want to support early stage scientific research with biotech applications

  • You are interested in funding research via a novel mechanism: tokenization of intellectual property

  • You are looking for a stake in the IP of the projects you contribute to

  • You would enjoy getting a front-row seat into the research project, interacting with the scientists and getting updates from them

If you meet the above criteria, follow the steps below to fund projects on Catalyst.

Load your Catalyst wallet with ETH

To fund projects on Catalyst, you will need to have ETH tokens on your account. There are several options to send ETH to your Catalyst wallet.

  • Send ETH from another wallet or Centralized Exchange (Coinbase, Binance, etc.)

  • Send ETH from an existing wallet on Ethereum Mainnet to Base

  • Send fiat currency to Catalyst with your bank account or credit card

If you need help performing any of these, please see the page: Sending ETH to your Catalyst wallet

Contribute ETH to a project

Once you have loaded your Catalyst wallet with ETH, you can contribute to a project via the following steps:

  1. Find a project you would like to contribute to and click Fund

  2. Click the Buy Seed Tokens button

  3. Confirm the transaction by signing all prompted transactions

Remove contribution from a project (optional)

If you would like to remove your contribution from a project, you can do so by:

  1. Navigate to the project you want to withdraw from and click Fund

  2. Click Withdraw

  3. Click the Withdraw Contribution button

  4. Confirm the transaction

Claim refunds (if the project expires)

If a project you contributed to expires (does not reach its funding goal), you must claim your refunds manually. You can claim your refund by:

  • Navigate to the project you want to claim your refund from and click Fund

  • Click Claim Refund

  • Confirm the transaction

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