Shaking up the Status Quo: Metropolis Global “Digital Nations” Platform Backed by Pronomos

2 min readNov 29, 2022

We are excited to announce that Metropolis Global has received seed-round investment from Pronomos Capital and Patri Friedman.

This round of investment supports our mission to provide global citizens with universal access to Digital Nations — countries existing in the digital space with physical sovereignties as anchors. Digital Nation participants will soon be able to enjoy trusted government products and services from across the world, regardless of their home jurisdiction.

Pronomos Capital is led by Patri Friedman. Patri is the Founder and Chairman of Seasteading Institute, a non-profit that explores the creation of sovereign ocean communities. He also founded Ephemerisle, a self-organizing festival that is entirely on water. He also co-founded the Future Cities Development Corporation, a project to establish a self-governing charter city within the borders of Honduras. He is a libertarian, neoreactionary, anarcho-capitalist, and theorist of political economy. In short, he is a leader in this field. As a primer, we recommend reading Dynamic Geography.

Backers of Pronomos Capital include Peter Thiel (Co-Founder of Paypal and Palantir) and Balaji Srinivasin (former CTO of Coinbase and author of The Network State), among other leaders with a mission to build prosperous sovereignties that grow to empower entire regions and improve the lives of millions.

“We are thrilled to have the backing of Pronomos Capital, the leading fund in our space, with an aligned thesis centered on economic liberation,” said Metropolis Global CEO Elaine Wang. “With this investment, we will be able to accelerate our work to build a better future for the emerging global digital civilization, or as we like to call it, ‘Civilization 2.0’.”

“I’m excited to be a part of the Metropolis journey with fellow visionaries Elaine & Martin,” said Patri Friedman. “And I am super excited for their Digital Nation initiatives and their modular approach to bringing governance innovations to the masses.”

We are honored to have Patri join our team as our Chief Evangelist and we’ll be sharing more through events and podcasts as we announce more of the latest developments with the company, including our approach to Digital Nations, a new kind of corporate registry, and other initiatives we have in the pipeline

Metropolis has a globally diverse team of experienced entrepreneurs, technologists, and legal experts with a shared commitment to creating systems that help bring forth a world with more freedom and economic mobility for all global citizens. We are optimists at heart, and envision a future of radical abundance, strong individual freedoms and autonomy with opt-in governance, while encouraging business dynamism through innovation for the collective betterment of humanity.

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