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Crypto Fundraising weekly
Dates: 08 – 14, Aug 2022

Summary

During this week 16 blockchain startups has raised $212.1M in funding:

  • Unknown round: 2 startups $86M
  • Seed round: 10 startups $73.6M
  • Series A round: 4 startups $52.5M
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Investments by ecosystem

This week's biggest funding round

GunZ raised $46M in a funding round from Republic Capital (ex Republic Labs)*, Griffin Gaming Partners, Animoca Brands, Jump Crypto, CoinFund, Shima Capital, GSR Markets LTD, KuCoin Labs, The Spartan Group, Blizzard, Digital Strategies, Morningstar Ventures, Huobi Ventures, Raptor Capital, Justin Kan.

GunZ is a blockchain-based platform by AAA game studio Gunzilla Games that aims to grant gamers complete ownership of their in-game possessions.

Pre-seed and Seed investment rounds

Datawisp raised $3.6M in a Seed funding round from CoinFund, The Spartan Group, Mirana Ventures, DWeb3 Capital, Play Ventures.

Datawisp is a no-code data exploration platform focused on web3 and gaming.

Satellite IM raised $10.5M in a Seed funding round from Framework Ventures, Multicoin Capital, Solana Ventures, IDEO CoLab Ventures, Hashed.

Satellite IM is the decentralized communications platform that enables peer-to-peer private messaging.

EtherMail raised $3M in a Seed funding round from Fabric Ventures*, GreenField One*.

EtherMail is a Web3 email solution that provides anonymous and encrypted wallet-to-wallet communication. It allows companies to send relevant content directly to asset holders based on blockchain-synced real-time information, while also rewarding users for reading relevant content in their inbox. EtherMail aims to redefine email for Web3, giving users full ownership, control, and sovereignty of their inbox, and implementing a paywall solution that uses its EMT token to protect users' inboxes.

CreatorDAO raised $20M in a Seed funding round from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z crypto), Initialized Capital, Liquid 2 Ventures, M13, 6th Man Ventures (6MV), SV Angel, Hack VC, Alliance DAO (ex DeFi Alliance), Shima Capital, Paris Hilton, The Chainsmokers.

CreatorDAO is a decentralized community that invests in creators by providing capital, technology, and operational support.

Beam raised $7M in a Seed funding round from Archetype*, Castle Island Ventures, Arca Fund, Soma Capital, Eniac Ventures.

Beam is an off-ramp product by Ansible Labs with multi-chain support for non-custodial wallets that can be used directly through a Web3 app with bank-grade compliance. It converts crypto into USD and sends it to your bank account with layers of protection so you can confidently convert your crypto to cash.

Fair.Xyz raised $4.5M in a Seed funding round from Eden Block*, OpenSea, NFX, Firstminute Capital.

Fair.xyz is an NFT minting platform backed by OpenSea.

Cashmere raised $3M in a Seed funding round from Coinbase Ventures, FBG Capital, Volt Capital, Y Combinator, Global Founders Capital (GFC), Soma Capital.

Cashmere is a multisig wallet on Solana.

MetaverseGo raised $4.2M in a Seed funding round from Galaxy Interactive, Delphi Digital, Dragonfly Capital, Mechanism Capital, Infinity Ventures Crypto (IVC), Shima Capital, com2us, Akatsuki, Ascensive Assets, Bitscale Capital, Yield Guild Games (YGG), BreederDAO, Mentha Partners, Emfarsis.

MetaverseGo is web 3.0 mobile gaming platform.

RISC Zero raised $12M in a Seed funding round from Bain Capital Crypto*, D1 Ventures, Geometry, Kain Warwick.

RISC Zero is a crypto startup that is dedicated to developing a scalable and developer-friendly blockchain infrastructure using zero-knowledge proofs. Their mission is to empower developers and infrastructure providers with cryptographic tools to build trustless and decentralized applications, both on and off-chain. Their flagship product, Bonsai, is a computing platform that enables rapid application development and deployment, offering massively parallel zero-knowledge proving functionality to developers in any language and on any blockchain.

Luxon raised $5.8M in a Seed funding round from Blocore, BITKRAFT Ventures, FTX Ventures, GuildFi, Formless Capital.

LUXON is a Web3 platform which check the user's transaction history on chain and provides personalized NFT item sets to active users.

Other investment rounds

Jito Labs raised $10M in a Series A  funding round from Multicoin Capital, Framework Ventures, Alameda Research, Solana Ventures, Delphi Digital, Robot Ventures.

Jito Labs is the MEV Infrastructure Company building high-performance systems to scale Solana and maximize validator rewards.

Pinata raised $18M in a Series A  funding round from Greylock, Pantera Capital.

Pinata is NFT-focused leading media management company for the creators and developers building the future of web3.

Ultimate raised $12.5M in a Series A  funding round from Lightspeed, Rockaway Blockchain Fund (RBF), Backed, Inflection, Fabric Ventures, Anagram.

Ultimate is a DeFi wallet by Unstoppable Finance.

Lysto raised $12M in a Series A  funding round from Hashed, Tiger Global, Square Peg, Beenext.

Lysto provides tools for gamers to verify their credentials on a blockchain.

Injective raised $40M in a  funding round from Jump Crypto, Brevan Howard Digital.

Injective is a universal layer-2 DeFi protocol for cross-chain derivatives trading.

* fund, that lead investment round

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