Seed Fund

The Seed Fund seeks to support early-stage Stellar development of long-term utilities for the ecosystem and viable, for-profit, businesses building products and services for the world.

From the 58 great submissions of businesses and developers looking to break into the digital value store and transfer game, 8 finalists have been selected to split 5,000,000 XLM in awards this round. After 5 weeks of active community discussion, we’ve entered the final phase: community voting. Between now and May 10th, a qualified panel of community members will cast their votes to determine the final prize allocation. Stay tuned!


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At a glance

The goal of the Seed Fund is to help viable, innovative, first-mover businesses and utilities get started on Stellar.  These are projects that will still be around in a year.

  • Twice a year, 5,000,000 XLM is split between 3-5 projects
  • Of initial entries, 3-5 are chosen by a nomination panel of SDF and community members
  • Final amount allocation is determined by quadratic community vote
  • Strong emphasis on long term, real world, viable business applications


Applicants for the Seed Fund provide a business model as part of their project submission, and the nomination panel bases qualifications for participation off both that plan and a proven track record of building and contributing to successful endeavors. The panel looks for ideas that can survive successfully for at least a year.


August 31, 2020

Submissions open.  

January 18, 2021

Submission phase ends. Panel selection begins.

March 15, 2021

Panel selection ends. Community discussion begins.

April 26, 2021

Community discussion  ends. Community voting begins.

May 10, 2021

Community voting ends.

Learn more about the different phases.