Google Cloud to Expand Web3 Startup Program

Google has decided to include 11 blockchain firms to help speed up Web3 startup programs.

Google Cloud to Expand Web3 Startup Program

Alphabet, a multinational technology company, has expanded the Google for Startups Cloud Program.

The program now includes Alchemy, Aptos, Base, Celo, Flow, Hedera, Nansen, Near, Polygon, Solana, and Thirdweb as of April 25.

The same day, blockchain analytics company Nansen partnered with Google Cloud to provide entrepreneurs with real-time blockchain data. Currently, its database comprises over 250 million wallet labels.


Google Cloud currently offers two product portfolios for Web3 startups, distinguished by whether or not the companies have received funding.

Pre-seed enterprises can receive up to $2,000 in Google Cloud credits, valid for two years, and access to Google-hosted events such as Paris Blockchain Week, Consensus, and TOKEN2049 Singapore.

The benefits for seeded enterprises include $200,000 over two years for Google Cloud and Firebase usage, $12,000 in Google Cloud Enhanced Support credits, and 12 months of free Google Workspace Business Plus.

In addition, Web3 initiatives, such as Aptos, Celo, Flow, HBAR Foundation, Near, and Solana Foundation, would provide grants of up to $1 million in fiat currency or tokens to these businesses.

Polygon Ventures offers up to $3 million in funding to seed-stage companies. The Base Ecosystem Fund will provide entrepreneurs with priority evaluations, and Coinbase Ventures will introduce them to its listing teams and applicable venture capitalists.

Other benefits include up to $10,000 in Alchemy credits, VIP support, and gas-free contract deployment with Thirdweb.

Alex Svanevik, co-founder and CEO of Nansen, stated, “Thanks to our partnership with Google Cloud, we can provide real-time intelligence to level the crypto playing field.”