Metaverse and Cybersecurity Lead the Way

Dec 3, 2021 • 8 Min Read

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 Alameda Research, Solana Ventures, Softbank and Coatue.
  • Deal of the Week: 1inch Network raises $175 million in a strategic Series B funding round led by Amber group with participation from Jane Street VanEck, Alameda Research, Celsius, Nexo and other investors participating.

Venture Capital Deals

MetaVisa is a Layer 3 middleware protocol. The protocol is helping consumers establish and develop on-chain identity along with credit records to facilitate decentralized finance (DeFi), play-to-earn (P2E), non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and other decentralized applications (dApps) usage. Metavisa has raised $5 million in private and seed rounds from Spark Digital Capital, Sora Ventures, and Maven Capital, among other investors. Having on-chain credit history and identity will facilitate digital asset activities across sectors, and users will be rewarded based on their credit score. (MetaVisa announced $5 million of fundra...

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