100s of new Japanese anime each year, the world watches at same time thanks to streaming (Crunchy, Netflix, Funimation, Youtube, Kiss?!?) but can you buy merch at the same time in your country? Usually not. We built MerchPunk to help. We use AI tech to search Japan for you. We bring life and history to each item with a digital certificate of authenticity secured on blockchain. We believe you should buy the real thing, direct from creators, then recycle. We believe each merch item has a life due to the history of who owned it before. We believe we should buy official quality then try and re-use and pass on to the next owner. We believe in digital collections with proof of ownership.
MerchPunk was started by BlockPunk, a bunch of streaming nerds and tecchies based in Singapore and Tokyo. Our investors include Dai Nippon Printing (DNP is Japan's largest printing company) the Singapore government (through the SGInnovate fund) leading South East Asian venture capital firm SeedPlus, the Hustle Fund, DLE Capital, and talent investor Entrepreneur First.
For more detail, please check out this Medium article.