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Crypto Fundraising weekly
Dates: 17 – 23, Jan 2022

Summary

During this week 27 blockchain startups has raised $432.4M in funding:

  • Series B round: 1 startup $170M
  • Unknown round: 8 startups $125.2M
  • Seed round: 12 startups $61.4M
  • Strategic round: 3 startups $49.3M
  • Series A round: 2 startups $25M
  • Pre-seed round:   (1 startup) $1.5M
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$56.7M
$113.3M
$170M

Investments by ecosystem

This week's biggest funding round

Autograph raised $170M in a Series B funding round from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z crypto), Lightspeed, 01A, Kleiner Perkings.

Autograph is an NFT platform that brings together the most iconic brands and legendary names in sports, entertainment, and culture to create unique digital collections and experiences for users around the world.

Pre-seed and Seed investment rounds

Venue One raised $3.4M in a Seed funding round from Borderless Capital, Algorand Foundation, Golden Tree, MEXC, Youbi Capital, Kosmos Ventures, Meld Ventures, CSP DAO, 0x Ventures, 11–11 DG partners, Parea Capital, Synaps.

Venue One is a non-custodial blockchain predictions exchange.

DOOMSDAYX raised $1.5M in a Pre-seed funding round from The Chernin Group (TCG Crypto)*, Delphi Digital, IDEO CoLab Ventures, Sneaky Ventures, Deeze.

DoomsdayX is a new web3 studio giving fans a producer credit on their favorite artists's upcoming music videos.

Infinity Force raised $5.5M in a Seed funding round from Animoca Brands, Jump Capital, SkyVision Capital, OKX Ventures (ex OKEx Blockdream Ventures), MEXC, GSR Markets LTD, Double Peak Group, LD Capital, Tokenbay Capital, DWeb3 Capital.

Infinity Force is a guild management platform built to help blockchain game players establish their own guild through a P2E management infrastructure. The rapid rise of play-to-earn (P2E) games is hard to ignore, as more players around the world are smitten by their earning opportunities.

STEPN raised $5M in a Seed funding round from Sequoia Capital*, Folius Ventures*, Alameda Research, 6th Man Ventures (6MV), Alliance DAO (ex DeFi Alliance), Zee Prime Capital, Lemniscap, Spark Digital Capital, Morningstar Ventures, Solar Eco Fund, M13, Corner Ventures, Sfermion, Openspace Ventures, WelinderShi Capital, Solana Ventures.

STEPN is a Move-to-Earn health and fitness application.

Soma Finance raised $6.5M in a Seed funding round from Animoca Brands*, Kenetic, Griffin Gaming Partners, GSR Markets LTD, Fomocraft Ventures, Tokenbay Capital, Mind Fund, Unknown Venture Capital, Gate Ventures, 0x Ventures.

Globally compliant multi-asset DEX & token issuance platform capable of trading and listing crypto assets, tokenized equities, ETFs, STOs, NFTs, etc.

Folks Finance raised $3M in a Seed funding round from Borderless Capital, Algorand Foundation, ParaFi Capital, Coinbase Ventures, OKX Ventures (ex OKEx Blockdream Ventures), Genesis Capital, Jump Crypto.

The Leading Capital Markets Protocol for borrowing and lending built on top of the Algorand blockchain.

Heroes of Mavia raised $5.5M in a Seed funding round from Binance Labs Fund, Genblock Capital, Delphi Digital, Mechanism Capital, Alameda Research, Animoca Brands, YGG SEA, Exnetwork Capital, Double Peak Group, Merit Circle, Hashkey Capital.

Heroes of Mavia is a play-to-earn massively multiplayer online strategic game

Space Falcon raised $4M in a Seed funding round from Solar Eco Fund, Momentum 6 (M6), OKX Ventures (ex OKEx Blockdream Ventures), Magnus Capital, Basics Capital, Exnetwork Capital, Maven Capital, Lavender Capital, Peech Capital, Good Games Labs, ZBS Capital, Unanimous Capital.

Space Falcon is a intergalactic metaverse featuring the classic space shooter game and premium Sci-Fi NFTs from cosmos and beyond.

Rebel Bots raised undisclosed amount in a Seed funding round from Ubisoft*, Overwolf*, LD Capital, Blockchain Founders Fund, Remagine Ventures, Makers Fund, Node Capital.

Rebel Bots is a cross platform card battle game.

POAP raised $10M in a Seed funding round from Collab+Currency, 1kx, Libertus Capital, 6th Man Ventures (6MV), Delphi Digital, A Capital, Sound Ventures, Red Beard Ventures.

POAP is an acronym for "Proof of Attendance Protocol". A POAP NFT is a specific type of NFT that shows you attended an event or experience.

Ancient8 raised $4M in a Seed funding round from Dragonfly Capital (ex Metastable Capital)*, Pantera Capital*, Hashed*, Coinbase Ventures, Mechanism Capital, Raydium, GuildFi, Arche Fund (Coin98 Ventures), Kyros Ventures, Alameda Research.

Vietnam’s largest blockchain gaming guild, is building social and software platforms for GameFi, enabling everyone to build and play in the Metaverse.

Redefine raised $11M in a Seed funding round from Ribbit Capital, Jump Capital, ParaFi Capital.

Blockchain security startup. The First End-to-End Risk Management Technology for DeFi Investors.

Azuro raised $3.5M in a Seed funding round from Gnosis DAO*, Flow Ventures*, Polymorphic Capital*, Ethereal Ventures, Arrington Capital, Alliance DAO (ex DeFi Alliance), Merit Circle, Delphi Digital, MetaCartel Ventures.

Azuro is a decentralized autonomous organization that focuses on democratizing and innovating in the betting industry. It uses smart-contracts to build a decentralized betting protocol, which replaces traditional bookmakers with a blockchain-based ecosystem of independent front-end operators, data providers, and liquidity providers.

Other investment rounds

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

Solv Protocol is a decentralized platform bridging liquidity across DeFi, CeFi, and TradFi, offering diverse asset classes and yield opportunities in a secure and transparent manner. It enables global institutions and retail investors to access trusted crypto investments through a trustless fund infrastructure powered by ERC-3525.

Stader raised $12.5M in a  funding round from Three Arrows Capital*, Blockchain.com (Blockchain Ventures), Accomplice Blockchain, DACM, Golden Tree, Accel, Amber Group, Fourth Revolution Capital (4RC).

Smart contract infrastructure for Staking

Aleph Im raised $10M in a  funding round from Stratos Technologies, Rarestone Capital, Zee Prime Capital, Ellipti, TRGC, NOIA Capital, Theia, Bitfwd Capital, Incuba Alpha, Seven Capital.

Aleph.im built for the decentralized finance, dedicated to provide secure storage and computing to dApps on all blockchains.

Oncyber (ex Cyber) raised $6.7M in a  funding round from Variant Fund, Three Arrows Capital, MetaCartel Ventures, Galaxy Interactive, Robot Ventures, The Chernin Group (TCG Crypto), Ludlow Ventures, 6529 Capital.

Oncyber is a curated metaverse, where NFT artists and collectors put together tailored, immersive experiences for all to explore!

The Graph raised $50M in a  funding round from Tiger Global*, Fenbushi Capital, Reciprocal Ventures, Blockwall, FinTech Collective.

An indexing protocol for querying networks like Ethereum and IPFS. Anyone can build and publish open APIs, called subgraphs, making data easily accessible.

Metastrike raised $3.3M in a Strategic  funding round from GD10 Ventures, Jump Capital, KuCoin Labs.

Metastrike is a VR role-playing first-person shooter metaverse inspired by successful titles like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Call of Duty.

PraSaga raised undisclosed amount in a  funding round from Moonboots Capital, Latitude Blockchain Services, Island Capital, SolrDAO, Cypher Capital, OIG Capital (Oracles Investment Group), NewTribe Capital, MH Ventures, Kangaroo Capital, Insignius Capital, DCI capital (Dutch Crypto Investors), Herd Ventures, Encryptus, DeltaHub Capital, Aussie Capital.

SagaChain is a next-generation, layer-one blockchain – built to avoid limitations faced by other blockchains, and fully supported by an ecosystem of tools and global communities.

IndiGG raised $6M in a  funding round from Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed, Variant Fund, Animoca Brands, Dune Ventures, Griffin Gaming Partners, Transcend Fund, Jump Capital, Backed, YGG SEA, Sfermion, LedgerPrime, Woodstock, Symbolic Capital (ex Hyperedge Capital), Forte Ventures, Play Ventures, Infinity Ventures Crypto (IVC), Emfarsis.

IndiGG is a Sub-DAO of Yield Guild Games (YGG) being built in association with Polygon to create a Play-to-Earn gaming hub within India.

PlotX raised $5M in a Series A  funding round from Polygon Studios*, Animoca Brands, Hashed, Polygon Studios, Sandeep Nailwal, Alan Howard.

PlotX is a non-custodial prediction protocol that enables users to earn unlimited rewards on high-yield prediction markets

Carry1st raised $20M in a Series A  funding round from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z crypto), The Raine Group.

Carry1st is the leading publisher of Web3 and social games, and interactive content in Africa.

Metaplex raised $46M in a Strategic  funding round from Multicoin Capital*, Jump Crypto*, Animoca Brands, Alameda Research, Solana Ventures, Michael Jordan.

Metaplex is the world’s fastest growing creator platform and backbone to the SolanaNFT ecosystem

Hubble Protocol raised $10M in a  funding round from Delphi Digital, Jump Capital, Coin Merge Strategy (CMS), The Spartan Group, Digital Currency Group (DCG), Three Arrows Capital, DeFiance Capital, Alliance DAO (ex DeFi Alliance), ParaFi Capital, Crypto.com Capital, Mechanism Capital, Decentral Park Capital.

Hubble is a fee-sharing decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol built on Solana that will offer multiple DeFi services as the protocol and DeFi continue to mature and expand.

Wilder World raised $30M in a  funding round from Animoca Brands, The Spartan Group, Nexo, Metapurse, Red Beard Ventures, Maelstrom, Anthony Pompliano, Republic Realm.

Wilder World is a decentralized artist DAO and liquid NFT marketplace.

* fund, that lead investment round

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