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Crypto Funding Fridays

Crypto Funding Fridays

Key Takeaways Venture capital firms took a shotgun approach to investing this week, raising just over $1 billion in total for investments across the crypto space, focusing heavily on NFTs, Infrastructure, and Centralized Finance (CeFi) projects. NFT projects raised $240 million, infrastructure saw $239 million,...

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Key Takeaways This week’s venture capital was heavily weighted towards infrastructure projects, with some dabbling into NFTs, Gaming, DAOs, and DeFi. Crypto infrastructure projects raised over $1.3 billion, with interoperability and usability as the biggest attractions in the space. Token sales were effective fundraising instruments this week, raising $85 million...

New Year, Same Themes (DeFi and NFTs)

Key Takeaways Venture capital funds kicked off 2022 with $359 million invested in NFT projects that are focused on continuing to grow the NFT ecosystem through creator and project incubation. DeFi investment was also highly active, raising $396 million this week, mostly for expanding existing protocols’ product and service offerings....

  • Crypto Funding Fridays
December 17, 2021

Infrastructure Deals Take the Spotlight in Funding

Infrastructure companies building derivatives, lending, analytics, institutional services, telecommunications, and digital payments raised an aggregate $1.63 billion this week. New Venture Capital funds raised $150 million this week with a Web 3.0 and blockchain gaming focus. A metaverse dedicated hackathon will give away $50 million in prizes and seed funding...

  • Crypto Funding Fridays
December 3, 2021

Metaverse and Cybersecurity Lead the Way

Key Takeaways New Venture Capital funds raised an aggregate $1.9 billion this week with a metaverse and decentralized finance (DeFi) focus. Metaverse projects raised $213 million in capital, while cybersecurity firm Certik raised $80 million and Coinbase acquired cybersecurity firm Unbound for an undisclosed amount. Active investors this week include...

  • Crypto Funding Fridays
November 19, 2021

Record new VC funds, more SPACs, and IPOs

Key Takeaways New Venture Capital funds raised an aggregate $2.76 billion this week. Gaming projects raised $13.5 million in capital, while Ethereum-based building companies raised $250 million this week. Bitcoin mining company Bitdeer will go public via a SPAC valued at around $4 billion. Iris Energy is a Bitcoin mining...

  • Crypto Funding Fridays
November 12, 2021

Gaming and Compliance Attract Investors

Key Takeaways Gaming projects raised $825 million in capital this week, compliance projects raised over $25 million in aggregate funds, decentralized protocols brough in $37.2 million this week. Deal of the Week: Forte. io has raised a $725 million Series B funding round. The Company had raised a $185 million...

  • Crypto Funding Fridays
November 5, 2021

Metaverse Funding and Acquisitions Takeoff

Key Takeaways Metaverse projects raised an aggregate $287 million in capital this week, payments and investment platforms raised $153 million, new venture capital funds created brought in $240 million and M&A activity reached $970 million this week. Deal of the Week: Digital Currency Group sells shares worth $700 million to...

  • Crypto Funding Fridays
October 29, 2021

Infrastructure, DEXes and NFTs Lure in Capital

Key Takeaways Decentralized Exchanges (DEXes) raised $83.3 million this week; infrastructure deals had another great week with cumulative investments of $330 million and NFT projects raised $21.2 million this week Deal of the Week: Alchemy raises $250 million in Series C, valuing the Company at $3.5 billion Active investors this...

  • Crypto Funding Fridays
October 22, 2021

NFTs, Payments and VCs Lead Funding Craze

Key Takeaways NFT projects raised  $185 million while payments companies raised over $600 million and new venture capital aggregate funds were $1.285 billion this week Deal of the Week: Crypto exchange FTX raises $420 million at a $25 billion valuation Active investors this week include Galaxy Digital, CMS, Polychain and...

  • Crypto Funding Fridays
October 15, 2021

Payments, Infrastructure, and New VC Funds

Key Takeaways Payments companies raised $145 million, infrastructure companies raised $433 million, and new venture capital funds raised over $2.0 billion this week Most active investors this week include DCG, Fenbushi, Dragonfly Capital, and Borderless Capital Deal of the Week: MoonPay a payments company raises $400 million at $.34 billion...

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