Last year, I wrote about Peter Thiel’s investment in floating startup nations. Now, another futuristic – yet very real – project is being funded to make startup nations a reality.

This week, Blueseed, the planned startup community on a ship, received seed funding from leading venture capitalists. Backers include Floodgate Fund, Correlation Ventures, and Xu Xiaoping and Wang Qiang of Chinese investment fund ZhenFund.