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Crypto Fundraising weekly
Dates: 11 – 17, Oct 2021


During this week 11 blockchain startups has raised $844.8M in funding:

  • Unknown round: 4 startups $824M
  • Seed round:   (4 startups) $10M
  • Series A round:   (1 startup) $8.5M
  • Strategic round:   (2 startups) $2.3M

Investments by ecosystem

This week's biggest funding round

MoonPay raised $400M in a funding round from Tiger Global, Coatue.

MoonPay offers a fast and simple way to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. Buy crypto with credit card, bank transfers or Apple Pay today.

Pre-seed and Seed investment rounds

FIAT DAO raised $2M in a Seed funding round from ParaFi Capital, Fourth Revolution Capital (4RC), Morgan Creek Capital, Mechanism Capital, Standard Crypto, Folius Ventures, Not3Lau Capital, D64 Ventures.

FIAT provides DeFi fixed income assets with access to leverage and secondary market liquidity.

Nova Finance raised $3M in a Seed funding round from SkyVision Capital*, Rarestone Capital, Animoca Brands, 3Commas, Solanuim, AscendEX, Morningstar Ventures, Digital Finance Group (DFG), Genblock Capital, Spark Digital Capital, Lian Group, Solana Ventures, Mirana Ventures, Jsquare, CitizenX Crypto Ventures.

Nova Finance is an inclusive portfolio management platform that harnesses the power of programmable assets, built on Solana.

Alty raised $1.5M in a Seed funding round from Borderless Capital.

Alty is a cross-platform AI ChatBot backed by a solid chat-management toolkit. Crypto Wallet for WhatsApp and Telegram.

Yup raised $3.5M in a Seed funding round from Distributed Global*, Dapper Labs, LD Capital.

Yup is a social network for curators that rewards users for liking and sharing content across the web.

Other investment rounds

Highstreet raised undisclosed amount in a Strategic  funding round from Binance, Animoca Brands.

Highstreet World is a play-to-earn open-world metaverse that incorporates shopping, gaming, NFTs and brands with an MMORPG experience.

Aurora raised $12M in a  funding round from Pantera Capital, Electric Capital, Dragonfly Capital.

Aurora is NEAR-based EVM that leverages NEAR-specific technology and brings Solidity Smart Contracts to NEAR.

Arcana Network raised $2.3M in a Strategic  funding round from Republic*, Woodstock*, Digital Currency Group (DCG), Fenbushi Capital, LD Capital, Symbolic Capital (ex Hyperedge Capital), Paradigm Shift Capital, Arcanum Capital.

Arcana is a user-friendly solution for Web3 applications that offers easy onboarding and secure transaction signing. It includes the Arcana Auth SDK, Developer Dashboard, and wallet UI, allowing users to authenticate via familiar methods and access a non-custodial wallet. With Arcana, developers can integrate quickly, while users enjoy a seamless experience without the need for key management or browser extensions.

Celsius Network raised $400M in a  funding round from WestCap, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ).

Celsius Network is a blockchain-based lending platform that is accessible through a free mobile app.

Futureswap raised $12M in a  funding round from Ribbit Capital, Framework Ventures, True Ventures, Placeholder.

Futureswap is a decentralized perpetuals exchange governed by the community.

DeHorizon raised $8.5M in a Series A  funding round from Dragonfly Capital*, Sfermion*, Everest Ventures Group (EVG)*, Animoca Brands, Yield Guild Games (YGG), Mechanism Capital, gumi Cryptos Capital (gCC), Republic Realm, Youbi Capital, ByBit, Bitscale Capital, THE LAO, LD Capital, Momentum 6 (M6), Infinity Ventures Crypto (IVC), Dialectic, Tess Ventures, Taureon, Ruby Capital, Digital Finance Group (DFG), Formless Capital, LucidBlue Ventures, OKX Ventures (ex OKEx Blockdream Ventures), Akatsuki, StableNode, Puzzle Ventures, Maeve Ventures.

DeHorizon aims to provide players with a peak gaming experience while allowing players to have the opportunity to become a grand master in the game.

* fund, that lead investment round

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