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Crypto Fundraising weekly
Dates: 20 – 26, Sep 2021


During this week 19 blockchain startups has raised $1.5B in funding:

  • Series B round: 3 startups $885M
  • Series D round: 1 startup $250M
  • Unknown round: 4 startups $206M
  • Series E round: 1 startup $130M
  • Series A round:   (2 startups) $32M
  • Seed round:   (7 startups) $20.5M
  • Strategic round:   (1 startup) $1.5M

Investments by ecosystem

This week's biggest funding round

Sorare raised $680M in a Series B funding round from SoftBank Fund, Atomico, Bessemer Venture Partners, D1 Capital Partners, Eurazeo, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), LionTree, Accel, Partech.

Sorare is a fantasy football emulator built on NFT cards based on the Ethereum cryptocurrency. It provides digital soccer collectibles in collaboration with big-name teams.

Pre-seed and Seed investment rounds

Libre DeFi raised $800K in a Seed funding round from Marshland Capital, Magnus Capital, Moonrock Capital, Ghaf Capital Partners, Cinchblock, Raptor Capital.

LIBRE project creates a "one stop shop" for all things DeFi.

Waggle Network raised $3M in a Seed funding round from Genesis Block Ventures Capital (GBV), SkyVision Capital, Genblock Capital, Basics Capital, Bixin Ventures, NGC Ventures (NEO Global Capital), AU21 Capital, Gate Labs, MEXC, HG Ventures, Spark Digital Capital, ZBS Capital, Magnus Capital, Shima Capital, TRGC, CSP DAO, Solanuim, Bigcoin Capital.

Waggle enables retail investors to participate in primary market investments while providing project teams additional liquidity for the development.

Grape Protocol raised $1.2M in a Seed funding round from Multicoin Capital*, SkyVision Capital, Definitive Capital, LongHash Ventures, Double Peak Group, Solana Ventures.

GRAPE is a decentralized social network on Solana.

Portal raised $8.5M in a Seed funding round from Coinbase Ventures, Arrington Capital, OKX Ventures (ex OKEx Blockdream Ventures), Republic, Shima Capital, LD Capital, Monday Capital, Genblock Capital, Taureon, Autonomy Capital, Krypital Group.

Portal is a peer-to-peer, trust-minimized application running on top of Bitcoin. Portal allows peer-to-peer atomic cross-chain transactions with the speed and security of centralized exchanges, but with the privacy and security of underlying blockchains.

Mines of Dalarnia raised $2.7M in a Seed funding round from Capital, Animoca Brands, Arche Fund (Coin98 Ventures), Jump Capital, NGC Ventures (NEO Global Capital), Impossible Finance, Kyros Ventures, Bitscale Capital, x21 Digital, Sanctor Capital.

Mines of Dalarnia is an action adventure play-to-earn game on Binance Smart Chain.

Lore (ex Prysm) raised $3M in a Seed funding round from North Island Ventures*, Polychain Capital, Reciprocal Ventures, Lemniscap, CMT Digital, Alameda Research, Infinite Capital, Flow Ventures, Free Company.

Lore is a co-ownership platform and protocol that makes it easy for Web3 collectives such as creator communities and game guilds to co-own non-fungible tokens (NFTs) by providing a range of ownership and utility options, including pooling resources, issuing ownership stakes to members, and distributing funds with automated administration settings. Lore also functions as a social network, allowing new members to easily connect with collectives.

SundaeSwap raised $1.3M in a Seed funding round from cFund, Alameda Research, Double Peak Group.

SundaeSwap is a native, scalable decentralized exchange and automated liquidity provision protocol.

Other investment rounds

Taker Protocol raised $3M in a  funding round from Electric Capital*, Ascensive Assets, Dragonfly Capital, The Spartan Group, THE LAO, Sfermion, Morningstar Ventures, Digital Currency Group (DCG).

Taker is a DAO-based liquidity protocol for Novel/NFT crypto assets.

Orca raised $18M in a Series A  funding round from Polychain Capital*, Placeholder*, Three Arrows Capital*, Jump Capital, SINO Global Capital, Collab+Currency, DeFiance Capital, Zee Prime Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Solana Ventures.

Orca is the easiest way to exchange cryptocurrency on the Solana blockchain.

Ripio raised $50M in a Series B  funding round from Digital Currency Group (DCG)*, Amplo VC, BoostVC, Tim Draper.

Latin American platform offering blockchain-based brokerage, lending and trading services. Through its integration with the RCN network, Ripio users are able to access global liquidity for funding personal and business loans at competitive rates.

TrueLayer raised $130M in a Series E  funding round from Tiger Global*, Stripe.

TrueLayer is a fintech platform utilized to build financial apps that connect to bank data, verify accounts, and access transactions in real-time.

Blockdaemon raised $155M in a Series B  funding round from SoftBanks Vision Fund 2, Matrix Capital Management, Sapphire Ventures, Morgan Creek Capital, Boldstart Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Greenspring Associates, CoinFund, Kenetic, Kraken Ventures, Borderless Capital, Lerer Hippeau.

Blockdaemon is the largest independent blockchain infrastructure platform connecting institutions and developers to leading networks.

Amasa raised $1.5M in a  funding round from Animoca Brands, OKX Ventures (ex OKEx Blockdream Ventures), SkyVision Capital, Spark Digital Capital, Momentum 6 (M6), LD Capital, Double Peak Group, Maeve Ventures, Moonwhale Ventures.

Amasa is a micro income streaming investment app.

NBA Top Shot raised $250M in a Series D  funding round from Coatue, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z crypto), Google Ventures (GV).

NBA Top Shot is an NFT marketplace that allows people to collect and trade video clips, known at NBA Top Shot as Moments, from National Basketball Association and Women's National Basketball Association games. The project is a collaboration between the NBA, the NBA Players Association and Dapper Labs and was launched in 2020.

Metrika raised $14M in a Series A  funding round from Neotribe Ventures*, Coinbase Ventures, Samsung Next, Nyca Partners, SCB 10X.

Metrika is a leading blockchain operational intelligence and risk management platform. It provides monitoring, analytics, and actionable intelligence for blockchain networks to improve their performance, reliability, and security. Metrika offers deep insights into blockchain projects and their user communities such as Ethereum, Solana, Algorand, Hedera, Dapper Labs providing a comprehensive view for all participants in the blockchain ecosystem.

Decentralized Social (DeSo) raised $200M in a  funding round from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z crypto), Sequoia Capital, Social Capital, TQ Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, Polychain Capital, Pantera Capital, Arrington Capital, Blockchange Ventures, Distributed Global, (Blockchain Ventures), Hack VC.

DeSo is a new layer-1 blockchain built from the ground up to decentralize social media, and scale storage-heavy applications to billions of users.

Fuel Network raised $1.5M in a  funding round from CoinFund*, Fenbushi Capital, Origin Capital.

Fuel is a layer-2 scalability technology designed to provide the world's fastest modular execution layer. It is built as a verifiable computation system for the modular blockchain stack, delivering maximum security, flexible throughput, and a superior developer experience. Fuel's technology stack consists of parallel transaction execution, the Fuel Virtual Machine, and a powerful developer experience. It was the first optimistic rollup on mainnet Ethereum, and its goal is to empower blockchain developers with the richest features and to build the engine for the autonomous future.

Heroes & Empires raised $1.5M in a Strategic  funding round from Raptor Capital*, Megala Ventures*, DAO Maker, UG Ventures, Interchain Ventures, Magnus Capital, x21 Digital, Basics Capital, Cinchblock, Icetea Labs, Kyros Ventures, Wings Ventures, Metrix Capital.

Heroes & Empires is an NFT gaming project that combines modern RPG gameplay and blockchain technology.

* fund, that lead investment round

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