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Crypto Fundraising weekly
Dates: 03 – 09, Jan 2022


During this week 11 blockchain startups has raised $378.2M in funding:

  • Series C round: 1 startup $300M
  • Series A round:   (1 startup) $25M
  • Series B round:   (1 startup) $20M
  • Seed round:   (3 startups) $15.2M
  • Strategic round:   (3 startups) $13M
  • Unknown round:   (1 startup) $5M
  • Pre-seed round:   (1 startup) undisclosed amount

Investments by ecosystem

This week's biggest funding round

OpenSea raised $300M in a Series C funding round from Paradigm, Coatue.

A gas-free marketplace for NFTs on Polygon that allows people to easily create, sell and buy NFTs.

Pre-seed and Seed investment rounds

CryptoSlam raised $9M in a Seed funding round from Animoca Brands, Sound Ventures, OKX Ventures (ex OKEx Blockdream Ventures).

Leading provider of data and transparency for the NFT industry.

Vesta Finance raised undisclosed amount in a Pre-seed funding round from Tetranode, DCF God, Fiskantes, Not3Lau Capital, Sam Kazemian, 0xmons, Calvin Chu, Wangarian, Nick Chong, OmniscientAsian, Popcorn Kirby, Jae Chung.

Vesta is a layer-2 lending protocol that allows users to obtain maximum liquidity against their collateral without paying interest

JPG raised $3.8M in a Seed funding round from Electric Capital, IDEO CoLab Ventures, Dragonfly Capital (ex Metastable Capital), Nascent, Robot Ventures, THE LAO, Flamingo.

JPG (pronounced jpeg) is an NFT curation protocol that allows everyone to create NFT exhibitions regardless of what they own. Flexible layouts allow users to bring attention and value to NFTs through context, focused viewing experiences, and new, complementary meanings.

Starbots raised $2.4M in a Seed funding round from Alliance DAO (ex DeFi Alliance)*, Impossible Finance*, TomoChain*, Solar Eco Fund, OKX Ventures (ex OKEx Blockdream Ventures), Exnetwork Capital, AU21 Capital, Kyros Ventures, Good Games Labs, Kyber Ventures, Basics Capital, Formless Capital, Parsiq, Bigcoin Capital.

Starbots is the first-ever playable robot battle NFT game on Solana blockchain.

Other investment rounds

Exotic Markets raised $5M in a  funding round from Multicoin Capital*, Ascensive Assets*, Alameda Research, Animoca Brands, Morningstar Ventures, Paradigm, mgnr, Solana Ventures, 3Commas, SkyVision Capital, LedgerPrime,, Race Capital, Astronaut Capital.

Exotic Markets is a Solana-powered defi protocol that helps users diversify their portfolio and maximize returns through structured products

Goldfinch raised $25M in a Series A  funding round from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z crypto), BlockTower Capital, Stratos Technologies, Coinbase Ventures, Robot Ventures, Variant Fund, Kingsway Capital, Helicap, Orange DAO, Kindred Ventures, IDEO CoLab Ventures, SV Angel.

Goldfinch is a decentralized credit protocol that allows anyone to be a lender, not just banks.

Pocket Network raised $10M in a Strategic  funding round from Arrington Capital*, C² Ventures*, Republic Capital (ex Republic Labs)*, RockTree Capital, Decentral Park Capital, CoinShares Ventures.

Pocket Network is a decentralized RPC protocol for any blockchain.

Livepeer raised $20M in a Series B  funding round from Tiger Global*, Digital Currency Group (DCG), Northzone, Warburg Serres, Alan Howard.

Livepeer is a platform for decentralized live video broadcasting on the Ethereum network.

Neptune Mutual raised $3M in a Strategic  funding round from Animoca Brands*, Genesis Block Ventures Capital (GBV), Fundamental Labs, GSR Markets LTD.

Neptune Mutual is a cover protocol that enables users to purchase cover policies to protect their digital assets from hacks and exploits.

Coin98 raised undisclosed amount in a Strategic  funding round from Binance Labs Fund*.

Coin98 is a cross-chain liquidity protocol with a full suite of products including Coin98 Wallet, Coin98 Exchange and Coin98 Bridge.

* fund, that lead investment round

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