Tag: venture capital

Jun 24 2021

Jun 14 2021

BullPerks to Launch Community Platform for Investing

Decentralized finance (DeFi) platform BullPerks is preparing to launch a community-based platform to allow investors to access the same projects as venture capital firms. Up until now, VC investing remained reserved for the whales in private seed rounds and token sales. Retail traders remained shuttered out of these lucrative opportunities. The ones which are traditionally offered to...

Apr 04 2021

VC Money Continues to Flow into Crypto: Firms Received More Funding Last Quarter than Entirety of 2020

Without a doubt, the mainstream resurgence of cryptos have spurred on new movements within the industry, ranging from decentralized finance (DeFi) to non-fungible tokens (NFTs). These red-hot sub-industries within the broader crypto scene have resulted in hundreds if not thousands of new startups -- and venture capitalists are pouring money into them like never before....

Mar 26 2021

DragonFly Capital Launches $225 Million Crypto Fund

Crypto fund DragonFly Capital announced the launch of a new $225 million fund to invest in projects across the crypto space. Following the success of the original $100 million fund kickstarted in late 2018, the Dragonfly Fund II will target four potential areas: decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols, non- fungible token projects, Ethereum Layer 2-based businesses, and centralized...

Mar 23 2021

Crypto Briefing Appoints New CEO

Mar 23 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business ceo venture capital

Crypto Briefing, one of the largest independent crypto publications, announced that it is appointing a new CEO. Crypto Briefing Continues Commitment to Readers Han Kao, the founder of Crypto Briefing, is stepping down from his role as CEO. The board of directors appointed Mitchell Moos, the former editor-in-chief, to take his place; Liam Kelly...

Feb 24 2021

DFX Stablecoin DEX Raises $5 Million in Seed Funding

Feb 24 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  capital defi dex dfx funding

Polychain Capital led a $5 million seed round for DFX, a DEX aimed at expanding DeFi to international markets. DFX Aims to Bring DeFi Worldwide Former staff from the Ethereum Foundation, Deloitte, and...

Feb 18 2021

Libra Co-Creator’s VC Firm Co-Leads $12M Round in ‘Decentralized GitHub’

Feb 18 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business code defi github nfx

“Web 3 developers should be building on open protocols,” NFX General Partner Morgan Beller said of Radicle, a platform for crypto-native code collaboration.

Feb 17 2021

VCs Including Google Ventures Invest $120 Million in Blockchain.com

Crypto wallet provider Blockchain.com has raised $120 million from leading venture capital firms, including Alphabet-owned Google Ventures. VC Firms Flock to Blockchain London-based cryptocurrency platform...

Feb 15 2021

New Emerging Markets Fund Targets Blockchain, DeFi Startups

The Arcanum Emerging Technologies Fund will start in India, but its founders plan to expand to other regions.

Feb 14 2021

Coinbase Ventures, Paradigm Invest $12M in Synthetix DeFi Platform

Feb 14 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  daos defi news synthetix venture capital

Three prominent venture capitalist firms bought tokens directly from the DAO's treasury.

Synthetix Announces $12 Million Funding From Top VCs

Synthetix, a DeFi project for synthetic assets, announced that it raised $12 million from Paradigm, Coinbase Ventures, and IOSG. VCs Enter DeFi Governance The three venture capital firms invested by purchasing SNX...

Feb 08 2021

Nic Carter’s Castle Island Ventures Closes $50M Investment Fund

The early stage VC will continue to invest around its primary thesis: "that public blockchains are changing the world."

Feb 04 2021

$72M Crypto Fund Backed by Paul Tudor Jones and LL Cool J Comes Out of Stealth

Feb 04 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business paul tudor jones venture capital

Led by Glenn Hutchins, the new fund has already invested in Dapper Labs and other crypto projects.

Feb 03 2021

Jan 21 2021

DeFi Experts Wade in on the ‘Venture Capital Debate’

The notion that investment from venture capital (VC) firms for DeFi startups makes them more centralized has been widely debated, and the discussions have continued with some of the industry’s bigger players. The latest VC debate was started by Synthetix founder Kain Warwick, who said that the “you are just a VC project” accusation...

Jan 20 2021

Lightspeed, Pantera Join $20M Raise for Crypto Market Maker Wintermute

The Series B will fund a push into Asia and the launch of a derivatives business.

Dec 28 2020

Dec 23 2020

South Korea’s Hashed Raises $120M Venture Fund for Crypto Deals

Dec 23 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business hashed south korea venture capital

Hashed Ventures has raised $120 million for a fund that will be focused on a new era of distributed networks.

Dec 17 2020

Paxos Raises $142M Series C Following PayPal Deal, OCC Bank Charter Application

Dec 17 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business mithril paxos paypal venture capital

Paxos has raised $142 million to facilitate mainstream adoption. “We think that opportunity is now,” said CEO Charles Cascarilla.

Dec 15 2020

How Israeli VCs Are Doubling Down on DeFi Startups

Dec 15 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business defi israel news startups

The three co-founders of Collider Ventures agree Israel’s vibrant crypto industry waned, yet didn’t fizzle, throughout 2020.

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