The grant program is a non-dilutive form of financing your project. While the program does fund startups, please note that this program is not meant to be a source of venture funding.
If you are actively fundraising, consider applying to the Beacon Fund.
Beacon invests early in strong teams who can launch and grow the open internet services and decentralized financial systems of the future. The fund is managed by Polychain Capital with additional backing from Andreessen Horowitz and the DFINITY Foundation.