Tag: venture capital

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.

Dec 14 2020

Bloccelerate VC Raises $12M Fund to Bet on Enterprise Blockchain Adoption

The Seattle-based firm plans to invest in 10-15 ventures in the blockchain space over the next two to three years.

Dec 10 2020

Ethereum Far Outpaces Bitcoin in Developer Activity in 2020: Electric Capital Report

The number of developers in crypto is ticking up again, and one network remains a clear winner in attracting coders.

S&P, State Street Lead $15M Investment in Crypto Data Startup Lukka

Dec 10 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business investment lukka news s&p

Lukka is looking to go mainstream with a strategic investment from three stalwarts of traditional finance.

Nov 20 2020

Y Combinator, Pantera Back $3M Investment in New Crypto Derivatives Exchange

Globe goes live Friday with the announcement of $3 million in funding from the likes of Pantera Capital, Y Combinator, Tim Draper and others.

Nov 19 2020

DEX Aggregator Rebrands to Slingshot After Raising $3.1M From Coinbase Ventures, Others

Nov 19 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business defi dexs ethereum venture capital

Slingshot exists in an increasingly crowded field of DEX aggregators including 1inch, ParaSwap, Matcha and even MetaMask.

Nov 18 2020

Mintbase Raises $1M Seed Round to Bring NFTs to NEAR Protocol

Nov 18 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business ethereum mintbase near nfts

The new funding allows Mintbase to hire developers and designers to prepare for a testnet launch on NEAR before year's end.

Digital Asset Firm Fireblocks Raises $30M to Gird for ‘Influx in Customer Demand’

Fireblocks plans to maintain its standing as “the biggest player in crypto- native markets” but also wants to go after institutional players.

Nov 17 2020

Blockchain Startup Raises $12M Series A to Turn Brands Into Cellular Networks

Blockchain startup OXIO raised a $12 million Series A to make “Telecom-as-a- Service” as common as SaaS.

Balaji Srinivasan, HashKey Back $2M Round in Twitter Privacy Tool Mask Network

Mask Network, the protocol that allows users to send encrypted messages and even cryptocurrencies over Twitter, announced a funding round Tuesday.

Nov 12 2020

DeFi Dashboard Zapper Snags New Funding From Delphi and Coinbase Ventures

Nov 12 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business defi startups venture capital zapper

Zapper announced Thursday an extension of its seed investment round with new backing from Delphi Digital and Coinbase.

Sep 28 2020

DegenVC to Revolutionize VCs? Team Interview

Sep 28 2020 Published at Altcoin Buzz under tags  degenvc dgvc spotlight venture capital

A reputable team have launched an experiment to see if they can disrupt the VC business model. They created DegenVC to give smaller players a slice of the pie too. According to DegenVC, the venture capitalist system is flawed and unfair. Venture capitalists have been known for leveraging their power and influence to secure unfair deals with new entrepreneurs. They often end up...

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