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Crypto Fundraising weekly
Dates: 31 Jan – 06 Feb 2022

Summary

During this week 18 blockchain startups has raised $637.8M in funding:

  • Series C round: 1 startup $400M
  • Series B round: 1 startup $109M
  • Series A round: 1 startup $80M
  • Seed round: 13 startups $48.1M
  • Pre-seed round:   (1 startup) $700K
  • Strategic round:   (1 startup) undisclosed amount
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$133.3M
$266.7M
$400M

Investments by ecosystem

This week's biggest funding round

FTX Trading raised $400M in a Series C funding round from Temasek, Paradigm, Lightspeed, SoftBanks Vision Fund 2, Tiger Global, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), NEA.

FTX is a fast-growing cryptocurrency exchange that offers advanced trading options like margin and futures trading.

Pre-seed and Seed investment rounds

Pillow raised undisclosed amount in a Seed funding round from Elevation Capital*, Jaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwal.

Pillow is a consumer-focused DeFi app available on iOS and Android.

Primex Finance raised $5.7M in a Seed funding round from CoinFund*, Stratos Technologies*, Hypersphere, Golden Tree, Wintermute, GSR Markets LTD, LedgerPrime, Morningstar Ventures, ZBS Capital, Magnus Capital, Parachain Ventures, HG Ventures, Formless Capital, Peech Capital, Mapleblock Capital, NxGen, Mask Network.

Primex Finance is a decentralized prime brokerage liquidity protocol for DEX-agnostic cross-margin trading.

Pool Data raised $3.7M in a Seed funding round from Outlier Ventures, LedgerPrime, Digital Finance Group (DFG), Decasonic, Moonrock Capital, Ocean Protocol.

Pool's platform supports organizations who enable ordinary people to monetize and share their data (Data Unions).

Spin raised $3.8M in a Seed funding round from Lemniscap, GSR Markets LTD, The Spartan Group, ZMT Capital, AngelDAO.

Spin is a decentralized trading platform on NEAR Protocol, offering spot trading, instant swaps, perpetual futures, and automated investment products. Combining CeFi and DeFi features for competitive user experience, security, and low trading costs.

RareCircles raised $7.5M in a Seed funding round from Hashed, White Star Capital, Alpaca VC, Detroit Venture Partners.

RareCircles is a platform enabling both brands and entrepreneurs to build NFT membership experiences.

NFT3 raised $7.5M in a Seed funding round from Animoca Brands*, LD Capital, Prom (ex Prometheus Labs), Digital Finance Group (DFG), LVT Capital, Shima Capital, Digital Strategies, ZMT Capital, Tenzor Capital, Double Peak Group, Coin Merge Strategy (CMS), Genblock Capital, Atesis, Ankr Network, Ellipti.

NFT3 is the First Unified Decentralized Identity and Credit Network for Web3. NFT3s will become a direct monetization path for individuals to associate value on their terms with various aspects of their data journeys through life with different projects, individuals, social networks, companies, and institutions.

Pixels raised $2.4M in a Seed funding round from Animoca Brands*, PKO Investments*, OpenSea, Untapped Capital, Leonis Capital.

P2E game where players can create their NFTs from a pixel.

Galleon DAO raised $1M in a Seed funding round from 1kx, AngelDAO, MEXC, FireEyes, MetaPortal, SW DAO, Nothing Research.

Aguild of like-minded strategy methodologists that research, design, and create best-in-class structured products to be distributed through select ecosystem partners and DAO-owned applications (SetSwap).

Kyoko raised $3M in a Seed funding round from Animoca Brands*, Infinity Ventures Crypto (IVC), YGG SEA, Morningstar Ventures, AXIA8 Ventures, Red Building Capital, NGC Ventures (NEO Global Capital), Momentum 6 (M6), Tess Ventures, Blockchain Space, Cherubic Ventures.

The DAO-to-DAO credit provider and cross-chain GameFi NFT lending market for guilds and players.

Galaxy Fight Club raised $7M in a Seed funding round from Animoca Brands*, Sequoia Capital*, SkyVision Capital*, The Chernin Group (TCG Crypto), YGG SEA, The Spartan Group, Sfermion, Infinity Ventures Crypto (IVC), KuCoin Labs, Rarestone Capital, Double Peak Group, Polkastarter, MEXC, 18 ventures, Formless Capital, Panony, HTX Ventures (ex Huobi Ventures), Zokyo Ventures, Avocado Guild, PKO Investments, Astronaut Capital, Kevin Lin.

Galaxy Fight Club (GFC) is the first cross-IP, cross-platform (PC & Mobile) PvP fighting game, where holders of different NFT collections can battle with each other to both win and earn rewards through play-to-earn mechanics

Ajuna raised $2M in a Seed funding round from Fundamental Labs*, Double Peak Group, OKX Ventures (ex OKEx Blockdream Ventures), Signum Capital, Animoca Brands, Youbi Capital, GFS Ventures, PreAngel Fund, Hillrise Capital, Longling Capital.

Ajuna is a Swiss-based decentralized gaming platform that is bringing blockchain gaming into the mainstream by integrating it with the world’s leading development engines, Unreal and Unity.

Coinbooks raised $700K in a Pre-seed funding round from Multicoin Capital*, Lattice Fund.

The company's platform allows integrating with crypto wallets and existing accounting software to manage both crypto and non-crypto transactions in one place, enabling DAOs and Crypto Companies to save time from manually tracking transactions on excel spreadsheets.

Footprint Analytics raised $1.5M in a Seed funding round from IOSG Ventures, NGC Ventures (NEO Global Capital), Youbi Capital, SevenX Ventures, Puzzle Ventures, ArkStream Capital.

An analysis platform to discover and visualize blockchain data.

MetaDojo raised $3M in a Seed funding round from Digital Finance Group (DFG), OKX Ventures (ex OKEx Blockdream Ventures), NGC Ventures (NEO Global Capital), Altonomy, PAKA, LD Capital, Jsquare, Good Games Labs.

Metaverse focused startup.

Other investment rounds

Qredo raised $80M in a Series A  funding round from 10T Holdings, Coinbase Ventures, Terra, Kingsway Capital, HOF Capital, Raptor Group, Golden Tree.

Qredo is the first decentralised trustless MPC custodial network.

Phantom raised $109M in a Series B  funding round from Paradigm, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z crypto), Variant Fund, Solana Ventures, Jump Crypto.

Phantom is a crypto wallet that makes it safe & easy to store, buy, send, receive, swap tokens and collect NFTs on the Solana blockchain.

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

StarryNift is the first gamified massive co-creation Web 3.0 platform and launchpad for fun digital collectibles integrated with metaverse in the confluence of multiple worldviews.

* fund, that lead investment round

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