BlockPunk is a group of nerds, builders and free thinkers re-defining entertainment.

Founded: January 2018

About BlockPunk

BlockPunk is a group of nerds, builders and free thinkers re-defining entertainment.

The film and tv industry is becoming increasingly centralized with Silicon Valley taking over Hollywood. Fixed fee deals with no upside, lack of viewing data, and limited merchandising opportunities are the hallmarks of the streaming world. We believe independent creators need more options to grow their business. We love anime and start there.

We built BlockPunk to empower creators to fund, merchandise and stream their content directly to fans using peer-to-peer and Web 3.0 technologies.

BlockPunk was incubated at Entrepreneur First (EF) Singapore, one of the world’s most innovative investment organisations. EF is backed by Reid Hoffman (founder of Linkedin) and Greylock Partners, Mosaic Ventures, Founders Fund (Peter Thiel), Lakestar, SG Innovate and some of the world’s best entrepreneurs. SG Innovate, the Singapore government's innovation centre and venture fund is hosting the BlockPunks in downtown Singapore. DLE Capital the corporate venture arm of Tokyo Stock Exchange listed Japanese entertainment studio DLE came on board in May 2018.

To name a few titles we have the producers of Devilman:Crybaby, Berserk and The Animatrix as advisors. CEO/Co-founder is a veteran film and tv exec with 9 years experience at Warner Bros and 3 years at Netflix where he helped launch the Japan service in charge of Japan content including the global anime business. CTO/Co-founder is former product lead at Linkedin pre-IPO and PhD in computer science from Yale with published research on consensus, the backbone of blockchain. The vision is to create a next generation studio driven by peer-to-peer technology, give a fairer deal to creators and uncover new voices and stories.

Punks become rock stars with 3 chords. This is the punk era of digital media, our chords are passion, creativity and Web 3.0. Come join our band!


Justin Lai
Justin Lai Marketing and Operations Manager Jul, 2018 - Present
Julian Lai-Hung
Julian Lai-Hung CEO Founder Jan, 2018 - Present




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Round: Seed
Round Size: US$957K
Date: Feb 2019