There is “regular” investment funding as well as Status tokens for open source bounties.
I’mmost interested in if they will be able to foster some new models.
We’ll take on a handful of startups each quarter across a wide cross section — we’re most interested in mobile friendly Ethereum-based DApps to improve Status’ value offering, but are also on the look out for IoT plays, base-layer protocols, scaling solutions, and anything else that will facilitate a rich ecosystem of peer-to-peer technologies. Our only requirement is that you and your team are working every day to expand the decentralized Web.
Not listed is developer tooling, which I think is the highest value thing that could help evolve more apps more quickly so that everyone doesn’t have to build the same base components.