Pantera Capital

Pantera Capital is an investment firm focused exclusively on Bitcoin, other digital currencies and companies in the space. Bitcoin is an entirely new thing – a “post-currency” ledger – that is borderless, secure, low-cost and which allows virtually instantaneous payment and transfer. The company believes that Bitcoin has the potential to transform the way people use money, and that it will do for payments what the Internet has done for communications and commerce. Until 2014, Pantera focused on global macro hedge fund investments. The firm was founded in 2003 by Dan Morehead, who was chief financial officer and head of Macro Trading at Tiger Management. The firm has since shifted its investment advisory services to focus exclusively on Bitcoin, other digital currencies and companies in the space. Shareholders include Benchmark, Fortress Investment Group, and Ribbit Capital.
FB

Franklin Bi

Director, Portfolio Development

Paul Brodsky

Partner

Ryan Davis

CFO

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Florence Hadi Eid-Oakden

Partner and Head of Middle East and North Africa

Matt Gorham

COO

Joey Krug

Co-CIO

Dan Morehead

CEO and Co-CIO

Lauren Stephanian

Principal

Paul Veradittakit

Partner

Past deals in Blockchain

ThunderCore

Seed Round in 2018
ThunderCore is a fast, high performance EVM-compatible public blockchain with fully decentralized trust that brings scale to decentralized applications - with higher throughput, faster confirmation times, and lower costs. Based on years of groundbreaking research by Professors Shi and Pass of Cornell University, ThunderCore uses a breakthrough consensus protocol that overcomes the fundamental limitations of Nakamoto consensus. The result maintains fully decentralized trust while significantly improving performance.​

Snapcard

Series B in 2018
Wyre is a developer of a blockchain-based payment platform designed to change the future of how international payments are done. The company's platform provides real-time payouts, same-day transfers, and direct-to-bank transfers, enabling businesses to move money across borders from country-to-country at a competitive foreign exchange rate. Wyre's business owners can easily create an account and send money to any person or business without worrying about high foreign exchange rates, hidden fees, complicated payout timing, and high payment fees. It also provides onramps and off-ramps, foreign exchange, and crypto liquidity to users of various crypto projects including decentralized exchanges. Wyre was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA.

Acala Network

Series A in 2020
Acala Network is a decentralized finance hub and stablecoin platform powering cross-blockchain liquidity and applications. It offers a suite of financial primitives: a multi-collateralized stablecoin backed by cross-chain assets such as Bitcoin, a trustless staking derivative, and a decentralized exchange to unleash liquidity to power more financial innovations.

Bitaccess Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
Founded in November 2013, Bitaccess is a privately held technology company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, Bitaccess provides software services to power Fintech businesses in over 15 countries. Our customers rely on Bitaccess software and services to power their core infrastructure, compliance, security and support services. Bitaccess’ mission is to provide every person and business with access to public blockchain technology. We promise to develop technologies that are secure, accessible and easy-to-use

Anchor Protocol

Venture Round in 2021
Anchor Protocol is a savings platform that provides crypto natives, fintech companies, and investors a stable, high interest rate finance. The company was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

NEAR

Initial Coin Offering in 2020
NEAR Protocol is a scalable blockchain designed to provide the performance and user experience necessary to bridge the gap to mainstream adoption of decentralized applications. Unlike other next generation blockchains, this network has been built from the ground up to be the easiest in the world for both developers and their end users while still providing the scalability necessary to serve those users.

DODO Exchange

Venture Round in 2020
DODO is a liquidity protocol powered by the Proactive Market Maker (PMM) algorithm and built for capital efficiency. DODO offers a low barrier-to-entry, pain-free token issuance mechanic for long-tail assets.

InstaDApp

Seed Round in 2019
InstaDApp develops and operates blockchain based autonomous banking portal and mobile application. The company’s portal offers lending, leverage, borrowing, and swap services. It tracks and manages blockchain-based assets and analyze financial position. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Hyderabad, India.

TruStory

Seed Round in 2018
TruStory is a social network that enables productive debate. To make progress on any issue, we need to learn from different perspectives, find common ground, and have the humility to change our minds. Our mission is to make the Internet more open-minded by incentivizing people to hear all sides of a debate.

AMBER AI

Series B in 2021
Amber Group Limited offers cryptocurrency financial services in Hong Kong. The company helps clients to buy and sell cryptocurrency products. It offers services, such as yield enhancement, collateralized lending, decentralized finance, execution services, and electronic market making. Amber Group Limited was founded in 2015 and is based in Hong Kong.

Tari Labs, LLC

Seed Round in 2018
Tari Labs, LLC develops and operates digital assets focused block chain protocol in the United States. Its platform enables users to manage, use, and transfer digital asset from tickets to loyalty points to virtual goods. The company also offers Aurora, a mobile payment wallet to transfer digital currency. Tari Labs, LLC was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Oakland, California.

Cypherium Blockchain, Inc.

Venture Round in 2018
Cypherium Blockchain, Inc. provides a hybrid blockchain platform based on proof-of-work and Byzantine fault tolerance consensus. Its platform offers fundamental building blocks for developers to create applications and an interface for users to access these functionalities. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in New York, New York.

BitPesa

Series A in 2017
BitPesa Ltd. is a digital currency exchange that accepts Bitcoin and exchanges it to Kenyan Shillings. The company operates an online platform that leverages blockchain settlement and opens corridors for business payments and trade between Africa and the rest of the world. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Karen, Kenya.

Vega Protocol

Seed Round in 2019
Fully automated processes and incentives for trading margined financial products allow for markets that are open and decentralised, with pseudonymous participants.

Alchemy Insights

Series B in 2021
Alchemy Insights, Inc. develops a blockchain intelligence and infrastructure platform that caters to hedge funds and financial institutions. Its platform provides data, exploratory tools, and proprietary insights on all parts of the blockchain, including on-chain data, market data, and community activity. The Alchemy platform enables companies to analyze the blockchain and ecosystem data. Its advance machine learning allows exchanges to identify entities, individuals, and currency flows on the blockchain to inform sales, security, and strategy. Alchemy Insights, Inc. was formerly known as Nikil, Inc. Alchemy Insights, Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Staked us

Seed Round in 2019
Staked, LLC provides an infrastructure that assists institutional investors of digital currencies to compound crypto holdings through staking and lending. The company offers SLA for block rewards, automatic payouts, and detailed reporting. It supports staking and lending across various proof-of-stake currencies. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Becket, Massachusetts.

BitOasis Technologies FZE

Series B in 2021
Based in Dubai with an outlook towards emerging markets, BitOasis is a fintech startup building the infrastructure for new digital payment products using the blockchain. BitOasis bitcoin exchange platform, wallet and integrations provide the tools to onboard consumers and businesses to a borderless and efficient digital payment system.

Eco

Seed Round in 2020
Eco is a digital global cryptocurrency platform that can be used as a payment tool around the world for daily-use transactions. It is not controlled by any single individual, organization, or nation. Its mission is to distribute the majority of the economic value generated by the Eco platform to our community to create a more equitable distribution of resources. Eco is run by a network of verified organizations across the world. This ensures that the Eco platform is safe and reliable for everyone.

Chainflip

Venture Round in 2022
Chainflip is a decentralized, trustless protocol that enables cross-chain swaps between different blockchains.

Veem Inc.

Seed Round in 2015
Veem is a payment service provider that helps simplify the way businesses send and receive funds. It offers a platform that enables small businesses to send and receive payments in local currency. Using blockchain as a payment rail, the company eliminates the need for intermediary banks, reducing costs for small- and medium-sized businesses. It converts the sender’s funds into bitcoin, selling the digital currency at an exchange for the desired currency of the recipient. Aldo Carrascoso and Marwan Forzley co-founded the company in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Enigma

Venture Round in 2018
Enigma provides cloud SDK solutions for protecting data-in-use. The company automates and streamlines business operations; and helps financial institutions to identify anti-money laundering compliance, credit-card fraud detection, and insurance premium pricing. It is used to secure data sharing, access control, and secure data processing. The company is based in San Francisco, California.

Trade Ecology Token

Corporate Round in 2019
Trade Ecology Token (TDE) is a blockchain industry operator.

BGOGO

Venture Round in 2018
Bgogo aspires to be the cryptocurrency exchange of the community, by the community, for the community. It is the first digital asset exchange with supernode listing authority, designed to list the most high quality and promising digital assets. Bgogo.com is registered in Cayman Islands. Bgogo founders include members from leading Internet companies such as Facebook, Twitter, IBM, Alibaba, etc. The core engineering team consists of several world champions of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Helium Systems Inc.

Series D in 2022
Helium Systems Inc. operates an IoT smart sensor device for enterprises and industries. The company develops sensor device that monitors temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, motion, and light. The device is used in monitoring facilities and quality control in medical products, energy costs, air quality, and temperature for refrigerators. The company also provides a web and mobile dashboard to manage sensors accessed by users. Helium Systems, Inc. was formerly known as Skynet Phase 1 Inc. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

ChangeCoin

Seed Round in 2014
ChangeCoin is a micropayment infrastructure for the Internet that specializes in the fields of micropayments, bitcoin, social commerce, digital currencies, and payments. It was founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Audius

Venture Round in 2021
Audius, Inc. develops a decentralized community of artists, developers, and listeners collaborating using blockchain technology to share music. It provides features that include audio file hosting and streaming, creator dashboard, exclusinve content, listen without downloading additional software, and earn royalties. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Maecenas

Venture Round in 2017
Maecenas is an art investment platform allowing fractional ownership of artworks.

Bitso

Series C in 2021
Bitso SAPI de CV owns and operates an online trading platform that enables users to buy and sell bitcoins. Its platform provides funding and withdrawal options; and enables users to finance their account in person at various locations in Mexico. The company also provides The Bitso API that allows users to integrate the Bitso trading platform with third party applications, such as trading applications, charting programs, point of sale systems, and more. It also develops application called BITSO APP for trading activities. Bitso SAPI de CV was founded in 2014 and is based in Mexico City, Mexico.

Alchemy Insights

Series C in 2021
Alchemy Insights, Inc. develops a blockchain intelligence and infrastructure platform that caters to hedge funds and financial institutions. Its platform provides data, exploratory tools, and proprietary insights on all parts of the blockchain, including on-chain data, market data, and community activity. The Alchemy platform enables companies to analyze the blockchain and ecosystem data. Its advance machine learning allows exchanges to identify entities, individuals, and currency flows on the blockchain to inform sales, security, and strategy. Alchemy Insights, Inc. was formerly known as Nikil, Inc. Alchemy Insights, Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Korbit

Series A in 2015
Korbit provides online bitcoin exchange, wallet, and merchant processor services. Kangmo Kim, Louis Jinhwa Kim, and Tony Lyu founded it on July 5, 2013, with its headquarters in Seoul in South Korea as a subsidiary of NXC as of September 26, 2017.

Ondo Finance

Series A in 2022
Ondo Finance makes decentralized finance available to anyone, providing users with a choice between downside protection and higher returns.

Bank of Hodlers

Series A in 2021
Hi there! if you’re reading this, you’re probably like us – have pretty much all your wealth stored in digitized (or soon to be digitized) assets like money in your bank, mutual funds, stocks or real estate. You probably have a financial advisor guiding you through your investments, a manager from your bank who helps you stay on top of your mortgage payments and a government that prints money responsibly to not de-value your lifetime of savings. But how do you know that the bank manager or your financial advisor has your best interests at heart instead of their own fee and commissions? Your contract explicitly states that they are not responsible for your loss even as they verbally assure you otherwise. How do you know that the digital assets won’t be hacked (traditional bank websites get hacked all the time)? Or that your physical assets won’t be stolen(bank robberies) or taken by fraud (enough examples in real estate)? Governments fall all the time, or change their monetary policies - and your currency today can literally have no value tomorrow (Indian demonetization, Argentina, Venezuela). How do you know it won’t happen to your country? Do you ask these questions? Well, we do all the time. To answer these questions and why we created the Bank of Hodlers, we have to dive into the details of how banking evolved. As early as the 2nd century BC, people who could save money started lending them out to people who could borrow and pay back with interest. Banking as an industry thrived in Italy and grew with the expansion of the Roman Empire. During the 20th century, developments in telecommunications and computing caused major changes to banks' operations and let banks dramatically increase in size and geographic spread. This consolidated the industry and gave the power to a few firms. Fast forward to 2007: their recklessness caused the financial crisis of 2007–2008 forcing failure of many banks, including some of the world's largest banks. The government let the banks live by infusing 1.2 trillion dollars of the taxpayer’s money into a handful of banks and in turn, created the need, wave of innovation and a community for blockchain and the concept of decentralization to thrive. Here’s Alan Greenspan (Chairman – Federal Reserve: 1987-2006), the guy who decided how much money to print in America, admitting that his model was flawed in 2008. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5lZPWNFizQ In 2009, something magical happened, Satoshi Nakamoto released his white paper which removed the need for a centralized authority to facilitate transactions in a purely peer to peer and decentralized fashion and making truly beneficial for every user holding the currency. Some governments, after looking at the threat that bitcoin poses, have decided to take an anti-crypto stance. This ensures the network effect doesn’t happen at a scale where it replaces their national currency. This is where we come in. At the Bank of Hodlers, we intend to treat your cryptocurrencies as a separate asset class and offer services to ensure technologies based on blockchain are usable as of today, negating the need for the network effects and government acceptance to come in. We give every HODLer the ability to completely bank on blockchain today. Every once in a while, there’s a technology jump so large that completely leapfrogs every existing solution out there. Blockchain is this technology jump and the banks know this.

Ondo Finance

Seed Round in 2021
Ondo Finance makes decentralized finance available to anyone, providing users with a choice between downside protection and higher returns.

Circle

Series B in 2014
Circle provides an online platform that enables users to send money quickly and easily. Circle uses blockchain technology with Circle Pay to ease and improve how users send money. Circle expands its services with a crypto-currency investment product with Circle Invest, enabling anyone to buy and sell crypto assets. It provides crypto-coins and offer OTC trading services via Circle Trade. Its crypto-trading desk provides one of the largest global liquidity pools for digital asset trading and averages $2 billion in monthly volume. Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville founded Circle in 2013. $140 million from investors including Jim Breyer (Facebook), Goldman Sachs, IDG Capital (Baidu, Tencent), General Catalyst (AirBnB, Snapchat) and Accel Partners backs the company, with its headquarters in Boston, and branches in New York, San Francisco, Dublin, London, and Hong Kong.

Ampleforth Limited

Venture Round in 2018
Ampleforth is the name of a character in George Orwell's 1984 who is responsible for translating poetry into Newspeak, a language designed to limit freedom of thought. When tasked to replace the word “God” in a Kipling poem, Ampleforth refuses, not out of righteousness, or subversiveness, but rather, a simple love for language and respect for the truth. To Ampleforth, no other word makes sense in context and therefore no other word should replace it.

Liquity AG

Series A in 2021
Liquity AG owns and operates a decentralized platform that offers zero interest consumer loans. The company was founded in 2020 and is based in Baar, Switzerland.

Tagomi Systems

Venture Round in 2019
Tagomi is a developer of a cryptocurrency trading platform designed to provide clients with trade better execution so they can keep more of their returns. The company's platform uses advanced routing tactics and execution algorithms to analyze real-time and historical data to decide where and when to trade, enabling clients to reduce trading costs and keep more of their returns.

VALR

Series B in 2022
VALR.com is a digital asset trading platform where you can buy, sell, store and transfer cryptocurrencies seamlessly and securely. We offer one of the widest selections of digital assets. We‘re helping to build a financial system that recognises the oneness of humanity.

Virtue Poker

Seed Round in 2021
Virtue Poker is a decentralized poker platform that uses the Ethereum blockchain and peer-to-peer networking to provide an online poker site that's safe, honest, and fun.

Alchemy Insights

Series C in 2022
Alchemy Insights, Inc. develops a blockchain intelligence and infrastructure platform that caters to hedge funds and financial institutions. Its platform provides data, exploratory tools, and proprietary insights on all parts of the blockchain, including on-chain data, market data, and community activity. The Alchemy platform enables companies to analyze the blockchain and ecosystem data. Its advance machine learning allows exchanges to identify entities, individuals, and currency flows on the blockchain to inform sales, security, and strategy. Alchemy Insights, Inc. was formerly known as Nikil, Inc. Alchemy Insights, Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Ankr

Venture Round in 2018
Ankr Network provides distributed cloud computing infrastructure on trusted hardware. The company is based in the United States.

BCB Group

Series A in 2022
BCB Group is a cryptocurrency prime broker, a service specifically designed to cater to the needs of institutional clients who need OTC best execution for their own accounts and who wish to offer cryptocurrency products and services to their own clients. BCB Group’s service allows traditional brokers, hedge funds, crypto funds, wealth managers and private banks to extend their capabilities in the cryptocurrency market with a turn-key solution for onboarding, execution, settlement, reporting and custodianship. We relieve the operational burdens that come with this highly technical asset class to allow greater focus on generating alpha.

Risk Harbor

Seed Round in 2021
Risk Harbor is a risk management marketplace for decentralized finance (DeFi) that utilizes a completely automated, transparent, and impartial claims process to protect liquidity providers and stakers against smart contract hacks and attacks. Our mission is to secure the world’s transition to decentralized financial services by removing the need for trusted intermediaries, thereby creating a truly permissionless and open financial system accessible to everyone.

Circle

Series C in 2015
Circle provides an online platform that enables users to send money quickly and easily. Circle uses blockchain technology with Circle Pay to ease and improve how users send money. Circle expands its services with a crypto-currency investment product with Circle Invest, enabling anyone to buy and sell crypto assets. It provides crypto-coins and offer OTC trading services via Circle Trade. Its crypto-trading desk provides one of the largest global liquidity pools for digital asset trading and averages $2 billion in monthly volume. Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville founded Circle in 2013. $140 million from investors including Jim Breyer (Facebook), Goldman Sachs, IDG Capital (Baidu, Tencent), General Catalyst (AirBnB, Snapchat) and Accel Partners backs the company, with its headquarters in Boston, and branches in New York, San Francisco, Dublin, London, and Hong Kong.

AMBER AI

Series B in 2022
Amber Group Limited offers cryptocurrency financial services in Hong Kong. The company helps clients to buy and sell cryptocurrency products. It offers services, such as yield enhancement, collateralized lending, decentralized finance, execution services, and electronic market making. Amber Group Limited was founded in 2015 and is based in Hong Kong.

BitDAO

Private Equity Round in 2021
BitDAO is one of the world's newest and largest decentralized autonomous organizations, formed with the vision of leveling the economic playing field for every person in the world through the acceleration of the decentralized tokenized economy. The company allocates significant financial and talent resources to drive decentralized finance growth.

StarkWare Industries Ltd.

Series B in 2021
StarkWare Industries Ltd develops software and hardware for generation and verification of computational integrity proofs for general computations. The company offers STARK, which is a zero-knowledge proof protocol with applications, including transparent privacy in blockchains, increased transaction throughput, and off chain computation. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Netanya, Israel.

Opentoken Inc.

Venture Round in 2019
Opentoken Inc. operates a blockchain based platform for token projects. Its platform allows users to access to discover upcoming token projects, contribute to choose projects to support, manage to track the tokens for the projects, and convert their tokens into cryptocurrencies. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Dyad

Seed Round in 2021
Dyad AI develops AI-powered tools for healthcare operations. The company utilizes a combination of graph machine learning and knowledge graphs, provides seamlessly integrated applications that address these issues while enhancing collaboration, visibility, and trust in data. Dyad uses AI-powered knowledge graphs to standardize and contextualize healthcare operations data in near real-time to drive high-impact solutions for payers and providers while enabling alignment around value-based care initiatives.

SynFutures

Series A in 2021
SynFutures is a next generation synthetic assets derivatives exchange focused on creating an open and trustless derivatives market by enabling trading on anything with a price feed. By cultivating a free market and maximizing the variety of tradable assets, SynFutures is lowering the barrier to entry in the derivatives market, creating a more equitable digital assets exchange market.

Chain, Inc.

Series B in 2014
Interstellar is a technology company revolutionizing international payments to deliver faster, cheaper and more reliable global financial solutions. It creates best in class products and solutions, primarily leveraging the Stellar blockchain network. These are either created and operated directly by Interstellar, or identified as benefits to other businesses, who integrate through and leverage the Interstellar Platform to operate on Stellar. Learn more at www.interstellar.com

Subspace Labs

Funding Round in 2022
Subspace Labs is building a decentralized cloud database stored on end-user devices. Like Google Firebase, but decentralized and stored across people's phones, tablets, and computers. Their mission is to make it easy for developers to build decentralized apps so that users can own their data, and the Internet can work without having to rely on servers, data centers, and tech monopolies.

0x

Series B in 2022
0x Protocol provides 0x, an open protocol that enables the peer-to-peer exchange of assets on the Ethereum block chain. The company offers 0x Instant for crypto purchasing in applications and websites; 0x Launch Kit to launch a relayer; and ZEIP-23 to trade bundles of assets. It also enables developers to build a relayer, develop on Ethereum, make and take orders, use networked liquidity, market making, and earn free credits. The company serves markets ranging from gaming items to financial instruments. 0x Protocol was founded in 2017 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Genopets

Seed Round in 2021
Genopets is a non-fungible token (NFT) “move-to-earn” game where players are rewarded for the steps they take in real life.

Tari Labs, LLC

Seed Round in 2018
Tari Labs, LLC develops and operates digital assets focused block chain protocol in the United States. Its platform enables users to manage, use, and transfer digital asset from tickets to loyalty points to virtual goods. The company also offers Aurora, a mobile payment wallet to transfer digital currency. Tari Labs, LLC was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Oakland, California.

Parallel Finance

Seed Round in 2021
Parallel Finance is a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol that offers lending and staking services.

Korbit

Series A in 2015
Korbit provides online bitcoin exchange, wallet, and merchant processor services. Kangmo Kim, Louis Jinhwa Kim, and Tony Lyu founded it on July 5, 2013, with its headquarters in Seoul in South Korea as a subsidiary of NXC as of September 26, 2017.

CoinDCX

Series D in 2022
CoinDCX is a company that specializes in crypto-enabled financial services. The company focuses on developing borderless financial services that ensure a simpler and uninterrupted flow of capital. Its liquidity, powerful wallet, and impenetrable security make the trading experience fast, reliable, and effortless. CoinDCX has empowered its traders with a bouquet of industry-first products to trade using liquidity from exchanges. The products are designed for all types of traders keeping their trading experience, risk tolerance, and trading frequency into consideration. The company aims to democratize finance and make investments accessible to everyone. CoinDCX was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

PsyOptions

Seed Round in 2022
PsyOptions is beta software and is a fully decentralized options protocol.

Offchain Labs, Inc.

Seed Round in 2019
Offchain Labs make smart contracts easier to develop at massive scale, with production level security. Their developer tools do the heavy lifting to add a flexible second layer to your decentralized application architecture, so that you can focus on business logic and user experience.

Audius

Series A in 2018
Audius, Inc. develops a decentralized community of artists, developers, and listeners collaborating using blockchain technology to share music. It provides features that include audio file hosting and streaming, creator dashboard, exclusinve content, listen without downloading additional software, and earn royalties. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in San Francisco, California.

SparkSwap

Series A in 2019
SparkSwap is the first cryptocurrency exchange built on the Lightning Network. It reduces counterparty risk by combining the best of both centralized and decentralized exchanges. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

MakersPlace

Series A in 2021
MakersPlace is an authentic and unique digital creation platform powered by blockchain technology for digital creators. The company enables creators to protect and sell authentic and unique editions of digital creations. The company connects creators with fans and collectors worldwide through a marketplace and network of partners. Creators are able to sign and set a limited supply on the work while delivering proof of authenticity, ownership. and scarcity on the blockchain. With MakersPlace, creators are able to better capture the full underlying value of the digital work. MakersPlace was founded on 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Coinme

Venture Round in 2020
Coinme Inc. operates as a bitcoin exchange and ATM operator. Its network of bitcoin ATMs, digital wallet, exchange, and digital currency IRA/401k solutions provide customers with access to the digital currency economy. The company also provides a proprietary API and digital wallet that crypto-enables existing ATMs, kiosks, PoS devices, and merchants. Coinme Inc. was formerly known as Western Coin LLC. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Harbor

Venture Round in 2018
Harbor is reengineering private securities with blockchain technology to help usher in a new wave of tokenized securities backed by real-world assets, such as real estate, company equity, investment funds, and fine art. The Harbor platform, powered by its compliance protocol, is the first to ensure tokenized securities comply with existing securities laws on every trade, everywhere across the globe.

Stream Token

Initial Coin Offering in 2017
Stream is a new decentralized blockchain-based token that allows livestreamers to easily and anonymously accept payments from their audience members anywhere in the world, with extremely low transaction fees and no platform lock-in.

DIRT Protocol

Seed Round in 2018
DIRT is a protocol for decentralized information curation that uses token staking to incentivize honesty. DIRT is not a Token Curated Registry (TCR). DIRT is a protocol to build TCRs. Similar to Wikipedia, DIRT allows anyone to contribute information. DIRT maintains accuracy at scale because every contributor needs to deposit tokens to write data. If the data is correct, it is freely shared. If the data is incorrect, anyone can challenge the data and earn tokens for identifying these inaccurate facts. Their protocol and platform makes it economically irrational for misinformation to persist in a data set.

Eco

Series B in 2021
Eco is a digital global cryptocurrency platform that can be used as a payment tool around the world for daily-use transactions. It is not controlled by any single individual, organization, or nation. Its mission is to distribute the majority of the economic value generated by the Eco platform to our community to create a more equitable distribution of resources. Eco is run by a network of verified organizations across the world. This ensures that the Eco platform is safe and reliable for everyone.

Coins.ph

Series A in 2016
coins.ph Pte. Ltd. provides a mobile wallet that empowers consumers and small businesses to access various financial services. Its mobile wallet allows users to transfer money, pay bills, load phones, and buy and sell bitcoins. The company also offers ATM cash pickup and merchant services, as well as a mobile application. coins.ph Pte. Ltd. was founded in 2014 and is based in Pasig City, the Philippines. coins.ph Pte. Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of PT Go-Jek Indonesia.

Pinata

Series A in 2022
Pinata develops tools designed to easily create and manage content on the interplanetary file system. The company's tools simplify immutable data and combine blockchains with immutable off-chain data storage, enabling developers to increase the speed and stability required for production applications.

Injective Protocol Inc.

Funding Round in 2021
Injective Protocol Inc. develops and operates a decentralized derivatives exchange and trading platform. The company’s platform offers a layer-2 exchange protocol that unlocks the full potential of borderless finance by supporting margin trading, derivatives, and futures. It allows decentralized lending, short or long margin trading, and exchange decentralized futures and derivative products; and eliminates front-running for liquidity sharing. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in New York, New York.

ErisX

Series B in 2018
ErisX specializes in digital asset space that offers both spot and futures contracts on one platform. It integrates digital asset products and technology into reliable, compliant, and robust capital markets workflows. ErisX solution provides trading, deposits, and withdrawals on a stable, proven capital markets technology infrastructure. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Reflexer Labs

Venture Round in 2021
Reflexer Labs develops a low volatility decentralized finance collateral. The company was founded in 2020 and is based in USA.

DMarket

Initial Coin Offering in 2017
DMarket is a platform enabling secure buying, selling, and trading of in-game items, to help developers attract more players, make more money, and increase the lifetime value of their game. DMarket unlocks the multi-billion-dollar skins economy for game developers and players everywhere. DMarket lets the world’s 2.5 billion gamers safely exchange virtual items across titles and platforms and make money from gameplay. Built on distributed ledger technology for transparent, secure transactions, the platform processes every operation in real-time using machine learning algorithms and AI-based predictions for pricing, demand, and availability. With offices in Los Angeles, London and Kyiv, DMarket has raised $19 million from the global gaming community. DMarket’s partners include Xsolla, Unity, 4A Games, GSC Game World, Playkey, Kiss Ltd., Tatem Games, Pantera Capital, and Latham & Watkins.

Tlon

Venture Round in 2019
Tlon is the corporate vehicle of the open-source Urbit software stack (urbit.org). Urbit is a clean-slate reimplementation of the whole system software stack. On the bottom it's a replacement of the lambda calculus, in the middle it's a new functional programming language, on top it's a purely functional network operating system in which address space is property. Tlon owns approximately half of the entire address-space on the Urbit network. The goal is to create a new layer over the Internet the way the Internet layered over the PSTN. This layer can also earn adoption by providing Internet services. On the Internet, your Urbit ship is a general-purpose personal cloud computer which replaces the 47 special-purpose cloud silos you're currently using. Tlon's mission is to contribute to the development of Urbit, to provide hosting services for Urbit ships, and to develop other possible business applications on top of the Urbit stack.

Unbound Finance

Seed Round in 2021
Unbound Finance is the Defi treasury for liquidity pool tokens and enables unlocking from existing AMM pools.

GlobeDX

Seed Round in 2021
The startup, which has dubbed itself the “Coinbase for derivatives,” has built a cryptocurrency-derivative exchange that supports high-frequency trading. The platform allows crypto holders to trade global markets with bitcoin and grants users the same access to data leveraged by institutional investors.

Bitstamp Limited

Venture Round in 2014
Bitstamp owns and operates a digital currency marketplace that allows companies and individuals from all around the world to buy and sell bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum, ripple, and bitcoin cash. Damijan Merlak and Nejc Kodric founded Bitstamp in 2011. It has its headquarters in London in the United Kingdom with additional offices in Luxembourg and Berkeley in California.

Notional Finance

Series A in 2021
Notional is a decentralized protocol for fixed rate, fixed term lending and borrowing of crypto assets on Ethereum. Users can lend or borrow stablecoins at fixed rates of interest for terms of up to six months using a variety of assets as collateral. Notional achieves fixed rate lending via a primitive called fCash, which is redeemable for an underlying currency like DAI upon the fCash token’s maturity date. Notional operates specialized liquidity pools that allow users to efficiently trade cash for fCash and vice versa. The exchange rate that a user receives on their trade implies a fixed rate of interest from the time of trade until the fCash token’s maturity. Notional is flexible and configurable. The protocol can add additional assets for lending and borrowing, additional collateral types, and additional maturities beyond six months. The community intends to broaden Notional’s scope over time to include a wider array of supported assets and extended available maturities. Notional prioritizes security. The protocol team works with industry leaders to ensure that the smart contracts are technically secure and that the economic assumptions applied in the protocol’s design are sound.

Offchain Labs, Inc.

Series B in 2021
Offchain Labs make smart contracts easier to develop at massive scale, with production level security. Their developer tools do the heavy lifting to add a flexible second layer to your decentralized application architecture, so that you can focus on business logic and user experience.

BitClout

Initial Coin Offering in 2021
BitClout is an open-source social media platform that builds a Proof-of-Work blockchain for its users. BitClout is a new type of social network that speculates on people and posts with real money, and it’s built from the ground up as its own custom blockchain. Its architecture is similar to Bitcoin, only it can support complex social network data like posts, profiles, follows, speculation features, and much more at significantly higher throughput and scale.

Dyad

Convertible Note in 2021
Dyad AI develops AI-powered tools for healthcare operations. The company utilizes a combination of graph machine learning and knowledge graphs, provides seamlessly integrated applications that address these issues while enhancing collaboration, visibility, and trust in data. Dyad uses AI-powered knowledge graphs to standardize and contextualize healthcare operations data in near real-time to drive high-impact solutions for payers and providers while enabling alignment around value-based care initiatives.

Veem Inc.

Series B in 2018
Veem is a payment service provider that helps simplify the way businesses send and receive funds. It offers a platform that enables small businesses to send and receive payments in local currency. Using blockchain as a payment rail, the company eliminates the need for intermediary banks, reducing costs for small- and medium-sized businesses. It converts the sender’s funds into bitcoin, selling the digital currency at an exchange for the desired currency of the recipient. Aldo Carrascoso and Marwan Forzley co-founded the company in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Polkadot

Initial Coin Offering in 2017
Polkadot is a protocol that allows independent blockchains to exchange information. Polkadot is an inter-chain blockchain protocol which unlike internet messaging protocols (e.g. TCP/IP) also enforces the order and the validitiy of the messages between the chains. This interoperability also allows the additional benefit of scalability by creating a general environment for multiple state machines.

Aurora

Series A in 2021
Aurora is an Ethereum Virtual Machine created by the team at the NEAR Protocol, delivering a turn-key solution for developers to operate their apps on an Ethereum-compatible, high-throughput, scalable and future-safe platform, with low transaction costs for their users.

BitClout

Funding Round in 2021
BitClout is an open-source social media platform that builds a Proof-of-Work blockchain for its users. BitClout is a new type of social network that speculates on people and posts with real money, and it’s built from the ground up as its own custom blockchain. Its architecture is similar to Bitcoin, only it can support complex social network data like posts, profiles, follows, speculation features, and much more at significantly higher throughput and scale.

BCB Group

Funding Round in 2021
BCB Group is a cryptocurrency prime broker, a service specifically designed to cater to the needs of institutional clients who need OTC best execution for their own accounts and who wish to offer cryptocurrency products and services to their own clients. BCB Group’s service allows traditional brokers, hedge funds, crypto funds, wealth managers and private banks to extend their capabilities in the cryptocurrency market with a turn-key solution for onboarding, execution, settlement, reporting and custodianship. We relieve the operational burdens that come with this highly technical asset class to allow greater focus on generating alpha.

Interstellar

Series C in 2015
Interstellar is a technology company revolutionizing international payments to deliver faster, cheaper and more reliable global financial solutions. It creates best in class products and solutions, primarily leveraging the Stellar blockchain network. These are either created and operated directly by Interstellar, or identified as benefits to other businesses, who integrate through and leverage the Interstellar Platform to operate on Stellar. Learn more at www.interstellar.com

Flexa

Initial Coin Offering in 2019
Flexa is the payments company of tomorrow. We're enabling faster, more secure transactions in a world without borders. Where fraud is no longer possible and currency is a matter of choice. In 2018, Flexa is paving the way for the mass adoption of blockchain technologies and perfect authentication. Payments between people and places, not institutions—commerce as it should be.
The API3 Foundation Company Limited offers decentralized application programming interfaces for web. The company is based in Cayman Islands.

doc.ai

Venture Round in 2017
doc.ai is developing A.I. technologies to collect structured and real-world medical data to create engaging products, accelerate medical research and transform approaches to care. Their poly-omics data pipeline handles all forms of medical data to make it ready for analysis and model building. The company's primary consumer offering is a medical research companion app for personal-omics collection and digital health trials where participants can earn financial rewards. Additionally, they license A.I. modules and create products for a portfolio of clients, including payors, pharma, providers and patient organizations.

Unikrn, Inc.

Initial Coin Offering in 2017
Unikrn, Inc. operates an online e-sports betting website. Its website allows users to place bets on matches for Unikoins, a virtual currency specific to the platform in the United States; and for real money worldwide. The company’s website enables users to use Unikoins at Unikrn Marketplace, where they can enter raffles to win prizes, such as gaming PCs, headsets, gaming glasses, and other items. Unikrn, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Basis

Initial Coin Offering in 2018
Basis protocol is designed to expand and contract supply similarly to the way central banks buy and sell fiscal debt to stabilize purchasing power. For this reason, we refer to Basis as having an algorithmic central bank.

Filament

Series A in 2015
Filament builds blockchain hardware and& software solutions for enterprise and IoT. Filament’s distributed blockchain capabilities leverage open protocols so that devices are able to independently process and record transactions, ensuring digital trust. Its new trusted application software and Blocklet Chip, currently in beta, are designed to communicate and interact with multiple blockchain technologies natively. The software, implemented on existing hardware, will deliver a secure distributed ledger technology solution. The Blocklet Chip will allow industrial corporations and enterprises to seamlessly extract the value of recording and monetizing data assets, at the edge of the network, on the sensors themselves.

Chronicled

Convertible Note in 2015
Based in San Francisco, Chronicled is the custodian of MediLedger, the primary blockchain-based network in the healthcare and life science industry that powers solutions to facilitate trust and automation between companies. Chronicled develops solutions for revenue management and supply chain on the MediLedger Network.

BitGo

Venture Round in 2020
BitGo is the world's largest processor of on-chain Bitcoin transactions, processing 15% of all global Bitcoin transactions, and $15 billion per month across all cryptocurrencies. BitGo supports over 200 coins and tokens, and has over $2 billion in assets in wallet. Our customer base includes the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges and spans more than 50 countries. In 2018, we introduced BitGo Custody and launched BitGo Trust Company, the first qualified custodian purpose-built for storing digital assets. In 2019, we began providing clearing and settlement. Ben Davenport, Michael Belshe, and Will O'Brien founded BitGo in 2013. It has its headquarters in Palo Alto in California.

ORIGIN

Venture Round in 2017
Origin is a protocol for creating sharing economy marketplaces using the Ethereum blockchain and IPFS. It empowers developers and businesses to build decentralized marketplaces on the blockchain. Its protocol makes it easy to create and manage listings for the fractional usage of assets and services. Origin allows buyers and sellers to discover each other, browse listings, make bookings, leave ratings and reviews, and much more. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

BitPesa

Series A in 2017
BitPesa Ltd. is a digital currency exchange that accepts Bitcoin and exchanges it to Kenyan Shillings. The company operates an online platform that leverages blockchain settlement and opens corridors for business payments and trade between Africa and the rest of the world. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Karen, Kenya.

Harbor

Corporate Round in 2018
Harbor is reengineering private securities with blockchain technology to help usher in a new wave of tokenized securities backed by real-world assets, such as real estate, company equity, investment funds, and fine art. The Harbor platform, powered by its compliance protocol, is the first to ensure tokenized securities comply with existing securities laws on every trade, everywhere across the globe.

ODX Pte. Ltd

Seed Round in 2018
ODX is a data marketplace where publishers and internet service providers transact to deliver free internet access to consumers. It leverages blockchain technology and creates a network of trust, generating a truly open ecosystem. Through its data marketplace, ODX unites internet service providers and publishers to offer consumers free internet access via sponsored data packages. Its parent company is a consumer technology company, Xurpas Inc. In 2018, Nix Nolledo established the company in Makati, Manila.

Vega Protocol

Seed Round in 2019
Fully automated processes and incentives for trading margined financial products allow for markets that are open and decentralised, with pseudonymous participants.

ShapeShift AG

Series A in 2017
ShapeShift is a web and API platform formed in July of 2014 to provide instant Bitcoin and altcoin conversion with the maximum level of consumer protection and efficiency. In summer of 2019, the new ShapeShift platform launched to enable B2C users to self-custody their crypto assets, and buy, sell, trade, track, send, and receive all without trusting a 3rd party. ShapeShift also built and operates the real-time crypto market data service CoinCap.io, and acquired hardware wallet company KeepKey in mid-2017. The company is run by industry veteran Erik Voorhees.

ODX Pte. Ltd

Initial Coin Offering in 2018
ODX is a data marketplace where publishers and internet service providers transact to deliver free internet access to consumers. It leverages blockchain technology and creates a network of trust, generating a truly open ecosystem. Through its data marketplace, ODX unites internet service providers and publishers to offer consumers free internet access via sponsored data packages. Its parent company is a consumer technology company, Xurpas Inc. In 2018, Nix Nolledo established the company in Makati, Manila.

0x

Series A in 2021
0x Protocol provides 0x, an open protocol that enables the peer-to-peer exchange of assets on the Ethereum block chain. The company offers 0x Instant for crypto purchasing in applications and websites; 0x Launch Kit to launch a relayer; and ZEIP-23 to trade bundles of assets. It also enables developers to build a relayer, develop on Ethereum, make and take orders, use networked liquidity, market making, and earn free credits. The company serves markets ranging from gaming items to financial instruments. 0x Protocol was founded in 2017 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Bakkt

Series A in 2018
Bakkt is building an open, seamless global network to enable you to buy, sell, store and spend digital assets simply, safely and efficiently. Backed by Intercontinental Exchange’s proven financial market infrastructure and technology, Bakkt’s secure global platform will connect investors, merchants and consumers, making it easier, faster and more cost-effective to access, trade and use digital assets. Bakkt’s open-source, neutral platform will be designed to meet applicable regulatory requirements, and to support innovation around digital assets and blockchain applications.

Abra

Series A in 2015
Abra is the world’s first digital cash, peer-to-peer money transfer network. Buy, sell, and hold bitcoin or send bitcoin or fiat to any bitcoin wallet or any other Abra user instantly and securely. Abra uses bitcoin and blockchain technology to enable users to transact in over 50 currencies, including bitcoin. Founded in 2014 by Bill Barhydt, serial entrepreneur and global mobile-banking veteran, their team is based in Silicon Valley and committed to forever changing how the world moves money.

NEAR

Series A in 2019
NEAR Protocol is a scalable blockchain designed to provide the performance and user experience necessary to bridge the gap to mainstream adoption of decentralized applications. Unlike other next generation blockchains, this network has been built from the ground up to be the easiest in the world for both developers and their end users while still providing the scalability necessary to serve those users.

Blockfolio, Inc.

Series A in 2019
Blockfolio offers mobile portfolio tracking and management for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. Blockfolio is the network for mobile cryptocurrency portfolio tracking and management. Millions of people trust Blockfolio to stay connected to the pulse of the industry through market data, news, and direct updates from leaders of top crypto projects. Blockfolio is committed to providing free access to our users and token team partners.

Koinex

Seed Round in 2017
Koinex is a multi-cryptocurrency exchange and trading platform that fuels Blockchain-powered internet. Its platform facilitates the real-time trading of multiple cryptocurrencies on a single platform, based on a peer-to-peer exchange model that enable potential buyers to place their bids and sellers to set 'asks' for the cryptocurrency they want to trade-in. Koinex was established in 2017 and is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

AMBER AI

Series A in 2020
Amber Group Limited offers cryptocurrency financial services in Hong Kong. The company helps clients to buy and sell cryptocurrency products. It offers services, such as yield enhancement, collateralized lending, decentralized finance, execution services, and electronic market making. Amber Group Limited was founded in 2015 and is based in Hong Kong.

Earn Global, Inc.

Series B in 2015
Earn USA, Inc. operates a social network platform where users make money in the form of digital currency by replying to emails and completing tasks. Earn USA, Inc. was formerly known as 21E6, LLC and changed its name to Earn USA, Inc. in September 2017. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California. As of April 16, 2018, Earn USA, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Coinbase, Inc.

FunFair Technologies

Initial Coin Offering in 2017
FunFair is a decentralised gaming platform powered by Ethereum smart contracts. Thanks to our breakthrough technology, it is the first platform to solve the big challenges that have made other blockchain casinos unplayable. Our vision is a limitless universe of transparent, secure casinos that can be easily created by anyone, anywhere, where games are fun, fast and fair. That’s why we’re called FunFair.

Veem Inc.

Series A in 2015
Veem is a payment service provider that helps simplify the way businesses send and receive funds. It offers a platform that enables small businesses to send and receive payments in local currency. Using blockchain as a payment rail, the company eliminates the need for intermediary banks, reducing costs for small- and medium-sized businesses. It converts the sender’s funds into bitcoin, selling the digital currency at an exchange for the desired currency of the recipient. Aldo Carrascoso and Marwan Forzley co-founded the company in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Bakkt

Series B in 2020
Bakkt is building an open, seamless global network to enable you to buy, sell, store and spend digital assets simply, safely and efficiently. Backed by Intercontinental Exchange’s proven financial market infrastructure and technology, Bakkt’s secure global platform will connect investors, merchants and consumers, making it easier, faster and more cost-effective to access, trade and use digital assets. Bakkt’s open-source, neutral platform will be designed to meet applicable regulatory requirements, and to support innovation around digital assets and blockchain applications.

Terra

Venture Round in 2021
Terra is a price-stable cryptocurrency designed for mass adoption. It builds financial infrastructure for the next generation of decentralized applications. Terra is backed by Luna, a decentralized asset that derives its value from transaction fees collected on the Terra network. Much like the moon stabilizes the earth’s rotation, Luna is Terra's eternal guardian of stability.

Balancer Labs, Inc

Series A in 2021
Balancer Labs, Inc operates an exchange for decentralized finance. The company offers a platform for programmable liquidity. It offers exchange tokens without deposits, bids/asks, and order management. Balancer Labs, Inc was founded in 2018 and is based in the United States.

ThunderCore

Series A in 2019
ThunderCore is a fast, high performance EVM-compatible public blockchain with fully decentralized trust that brings scale to decentralized applications - with higher throughput, faster confirmation times, and lower costs. Based on years of groundbreaking research by Professors Shi and Pass of Cornell University, ThunderCore uses a breakthrough consensus protocol that overcomes the fundamental limitations of Nakamoto consensus. The result maintains fully decentralized trust while significantly improving performance.​

Snapcard

Series B in 2020
Wyre is a developer of a blockchain-based payment platform designed to change the future of how international payments are done. The company's platform provides real-time payouts, same-day transfers, and direct-to-bank transfers, enabling businesses to move money across borders from country-to-country at a competitive foreign exchange rate. Wyre's business owners can easily create an account and send money to any person or business without worrying about high foreign exchange rates, hidden fees, complicated payout timing, and high payment fees. It also provides onramps and off-ramps, foreign exchange, and crypto liquidity to users of various crypto projects including decentralized exchanges. Wyre was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA.

Veem Inc.

Corporate Round in 2018
Veem is a payment service provider that helps simplify the way businesses send and receive funds. It offers a platform that enables small businesses to send and receive payments in local currency. Using blockchain as a payment rail, the company eliminates the need for intermediary banks, reducing costs for small- and medium-sized businesses. It converts the sender’s funds into bitcoin, selling the digital currency at an exchange for the desired currency of the recipient. Aldo Carrascoso and Marwan Forzley co-founded the company in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

BitPesa

Venture Round in 2015
BitPesa Ltd. is a digital currency exchange that accepts Bitcoin and exchanges it to Kenyan Shillings. The company operates an online platform that leverages blockchain settlement and opens corridors for business payments and trade between Africa and the rest of the world. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Karen, Kenya.

Blockfolio, Inc.

Series A in 2018
Blockfolio offers mobile portfolio tracking and management for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. Blockfolio is the network for mobile cryptocurrency portfolio tracking and management. Millions of people trust Blockfolio to stay connected to the pulse of the industry through market data, news, and direct updates from leaders of top crypto projects. Blockfolio is committed to providing free access to our users and token team partners.

BTCjam

Series A in 2014
With $11 million dollars in loan volume and growing, BTCJam has served more than 100,000 users from over 200 countries. BTCJam’s mission is to offer affordable credit to everyone. The company employs a proprietary credit scoring algorithm to predict the repayment rate of borrowers, and uses bitcoin to offer fast and inexpensive transactions. If you would like to borrow bitcoin, apply for loans with rates as low as 6.7% APR. Want to earn interest on your bitcoin? Investments on BTCJam average 19% APR. Integrated with Coinbase, bitcoin transfers are simple for borrowers and investors. Try it today!

Audius

Venture Round in 2020
Audius, Inc. develops a decentralized community of artists, developers, and listeners collaborating using blockchain technology to share music. It provides features that include audio file hosting and streaming, creator dashboard, exclusinve content, listen without downloading additional software, and earn royalties. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Brave Software Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
Brave Software focuses on increasing browsing speed and safety for users, while growing ad revenue share for content creators. Brave aims to transform the online ad ecosystem with micropayments and a new revenue-sharing solution to give users and publishers a better deal, where fast, safe browsing is the path to a brighter future for the open web.

Bitso

Series B in 2020
Bitso SAPI de CV owns and operates an online trading platform that enables users to buy and sell bitcoins. Its platform provides funding and withdrawal options; and enables users to finance their account in person at various locations in Mexico. The company also provides The Bitso API that allows users to integrate the Bitso trading platform with third party applications, such as trading applications, charting programs, point of sale systems, and more. It also develops application called BITSO APP for trading activities. Bitso SAPI de CV was founded in 2014 and is based in Mexico City, Mexico.

Transparent Systems

Series A in 2020
Transparent Systems transforms global financial systems with an open universal platform that enables secure, frictionless payments through distributed cryptographic systems. Starting with B2B payments and treasury management solutions, its goal is to increase financial accessibility, efficiency, and transparency worldwide. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

BitOasis Technologies FZE

Venture Round in 2018
Based in Dubai with an outlook towards emerging markets, BitOasis is a fintech startup building the infrastructure for new digital payment products using the blockchain. BitOasis bitcoin exchange platform, wallet and integrations provide the tools to onboard consumers and businesses to a borderless and efficient digital payment system.

UnikoinGold

Initial Coin Offering in 2017
The Unikrn team is made up of long time gamers, esports nuts, punters, and cryptocurrency maniacs. They live eat breathe sleep esports, gaming, and betting, and they are literally spread out all over the world. Their culture is amazing, and the team dynamic is sometimes hilarious as they have people in Berlin, Croatia, Dehli, Las Vegas, Seattle, Singapore, and Sydney. You'll sometimes find them playing games late into the night or coding in the wee hours of the morning working on the most beautiful products for their community. they're online all the time, and you can learn more about them on the Unikrn website.

Oasis Labs, Inc.

Series A in 2018
Oasis Labs is a privacy-first cloud computing platform on blockchain technology. They are building a new computing platform that enables cloud-scale, real-world applications with decentralized trust and privacy protection; in short, a privacy-first, high-performance cloud computing platform on blockchain.

Filament

Series A in 2016
Filament builds blockchain hardware and& software solutions for enterprise and IoT. Filament’s distributed blockchain capabilities leverage open protocols so that devices are able to independently process and record transactions, ensuring digital trust. Its new trusted application software and Blocklet Chip, currently in beta, are designed to communicate and interact with multiple blockchain technologies natively. The software, implemented on existing hardware, will deliver a secure distributed ledger technology solution. The Blocklet Chip will allow industrial corporations and enterprises to seamlessly extract the value of recording and monetizing data assets, at the edge of the network, on the sensors themselves.

Staked us

Seed Round in 2019
Staked, LLC provides an infrastructure that assists institutional investors of digital currencies to compound crypto holdings through staking and lending. The company offers SLA for block rewards, automatic payouts, and detailed reporting. It supports staking and lending across various proof-of-stake currencies. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Becket, Massachusetts.

StarkWare Industries Ltd.

Seed Round in 2018
StarkWare Industries Ltd develops software and hardware for generation and verification of computational integrity proofs for general computations. The company offers STARK, which is a zero-knowledge proof protocol with applications, including transparent privacy in blockchains, increased transaction throughput, and off chain computation. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Netanya, Israel.

Zcash

Seed Round in 2016
Zcash offers total payment confidentiality, while still maintaining a decentralized network using a public blockchain. Unlike Bitcoin, Zcash transactions automatically hide the sender, recipient, and value of all transactions on the blockchain. Only those with the correct view key can see the contents. Users have complete control and can opt-in to provide others with their view key at their discretion. Zcash transactions do not depend on the cooperation of other parties. Additionally, full nodes in the Zcash network only need to store a small persistent state.

LaunchKey

Venture Round in 2014
LaunchKey is a multifactor authentication (MFA) and realtime authorization platform that leverages the mobile devices end-users already own for password-free login, 2-step verification, step-up and adaptive authentication, realtime transaction authorization, on-demand identity verification, multi-party approval, and more -- all through one unified solution that virtually any online or connected application can leverage. It is now a part of iovation, an online and mobile fraud prevention and advanced device-based authentication. Learn more about LaunchKey MFA: https://www.iovation.com/launchkey-mfa

ErisX

Series B in 2019
ErisX specializes in digital asset space that offers both spot and futures contracts on one platform. It integrates digital asset products and technology into reliable, compliant, and robust capital markets workflows. ErisX solution provides trading, deposits, and withdrawals on a stable, proven capital markets technology infrastructure. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Chronicled

Seed Round in 2016
Based in San Francisco, Chronicled is the custodian of MediLedger, the primary blockchain-based network in the healthcare and life science industry that powers solutions to facilitate trust and automation between companies. Chronicled develops solutions for revenue management and supply chain on the MediLedger Network.

StarkWare Industries Ltd.

Series A in 2018
StarkWare Industries Ltd develops software and hardware for generation and verification of computational integrity proofs for general computations. The company offers STARK, which is a zero-knowledge proof protocol with applications, including transparent privacy in blockchains, increased transaction throughput, and off chain computation. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Netanya, Israel.

Braintrust

Venture Round in 2020
Braintrust is a blockchain-powered freelancer marketplace that connects technical and design talents with organizations. The marketplace that the company offers a user-controlled talent network that provides enterprises with highly skilled technical and design talent that they need. It connects organizations directly to top tech talent, offering 40-70 percent savings by removing middlemen. The company charge a flat 10 percent project fee and talent keep 100 percent of their revenue. Braintrust aims to build a talent platform that disrupts traditional hiring methods and aligns incentives and redistributes value to talent and organizations. Adam Jackson, Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski, and Brian Flynn co-founded Braintrust in San Jose, California in 2018.

Ripple

Seed Round in 2013
Ripple provides one frictionless experience to send money globally using the power of blockchain. "Ripple offers a global real-time payment system that enables banks and financial institutions around the world to directly transact with each other without the need for a central correspondent. The company also offers FX Market Making, a solution enabling enterprises to gain access to cross-currency liquidity through a distributed network that allows foreign exchange to be externally sourced from a competitive FX marketplace or an internal FX trading desk. This minimizes FX exposure thereby lowering the volatility and counter-party risk of trades. Ripple Insights features industry updates, insider perspectives, and in-depth market analysis.

Civic

Seed Round in 2016
Civic's blockchain based ecosystem gives businesses and individuals the tools to control and protect identities. They believe identity should be convenient, safe and secure, and put users in control. Civic allows people to control the use of their identity information. They use cutting edge identity verification technology to secure and protect personal information transfer. Having conducted a successful token sale in June 2017, they set their sights on building identity.com, an open source, first-of-its-kind marketplace for identity verification services built on blockchain. They are a team spanning five countries with one common goal: to revolutionize identity.

Ampleforth Limited

Venture Round in 2018
Ampleforth is the name of a character in George Orwell's 1984 who is responsible for translating poetry into Newspeak, a language designed to limit freedom of thought. When tasked to replace the word “God” in a Kipling poem, Ampleforth refuses, not out of righteousness, or subversiveness, but rather, a simple love for language and respect for the truth. To Ampleforth, no other word makes sense in context and therefore no other word should replace it.

Codex Labs, Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
Codex is the decentralized title registry for the $2 trillion arts & collectibles (“A&C”) ecosystem, which includes art, fine wine, collectible cars, antiques, decorative arts, coins, watches, jewelry, and more. Powered by the BidDex native token, the Codex Protocol is open source, allowing third party players in the A&C ecosystem to build applications and utilize the title system. Codex’s landmark application, Biddable, is a title-escrow system built on the Codex protocol, which solves long-standing challenges in auctions: non-performing bidders, lack of privacy, and bidder access.
CoinSuper Fintech (HK) Co., Ltd., doing business as Coinsuper, provides digital asset trading and customized services for professionals and individuals. It offers financial advisory, compliance, wealth management, and cryptocurrency and financial technology. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Central, Hong Kong.

Circle

Series E in 2018
Circle provides an online platform that enables users to send money quickly and easily. Circle uses blockchain technology with Circle Pay to ease and improve how users send money. Circle expands its services with a crypto-currency investment product with Circle Invest, enabling anyone to buy and sell crypto assets. It provides crypto-coins and offer OTC trading services via Circle Trade. Its crypto-trading desk provides one of the largest global liquidity pools for digital asset trading and averages $2 billion in monthly volume. Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville founded Circle in 2013. $140 million from investors including Jim Breyer (Facebook), Goldman Sachs, IDG Capital (Baidu, Tencent), General Catalyst (AirBnB, Snapchat) and Accel Partners backs the company, with its headquarters in Boston, and branches in New York, San Francisco, Dublin, London, and Hong Kong.

Polychain Capital

Seed Round in 2016
The emergence of bitcoin and subsequent blockchain technologies has generated a new digital asset class in which scarcity is based on mathematical properties. Through cryptographic verification and game-theoretic equilibrium, blockchain-based digital assets can be created, issued, and transmitted using software. Polychain Capital is committed to exceptional returns for investors through actively managed portfolios of these blockchain assets.

Wintermute Trading

Series B in 2021
Wintermute Trading is a global crypto market maker focused on proprietary trading, as well as on providing market making services to crypto projects (ICO and listed) and crypto exchanges. Wintermute Trading was founded by high-frequency trading veterans, develops its own algorithms and trading strategies, and is fully compliant with market making practices of traditional financial markets.

BitPesa

Seed Round in 2015
BitPesa Ltd. is a digital currency exchange that accepts Bitcoin and exchanges it to Kenyan Shillings. The company operates an online platform that leverages blockchain settlement and opens corridors for business payments and trade between Africa and the rest of the world. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Karen, Kenya.

Securrency, Inc.

Series A in 2020
Securrency, Inc. develops a financial technology platform for digital currency. It offers financial trading platform intended to facilitate trading of illiquid asset classes. The company's trading platform also integrates legacy financial services with recent advances in distributed ledger technologies, payment gateways and security frameworks, enabling financial market participants make financial services more secure, transparent, efficient and accessible. Securrency, Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Riva, Maryland. It has locations in Washington, District of Columbia; New York City, New York; and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Ripio

Seed Round in 2015
Ripio, formerly known as Bitpagos, is a financial payments company that provides electronic payment solutions for businesses in Latin America. It offers a range of financial services for the emerging markets using the blockchain technology to make a more accessible financial system. The company helps merchants process international transactions with credit cards or bitcoins for a fraction of the cost as well as consumers buy bitcoins instantly with cash. It deals with clients in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Ecuador.

Gliph, Inc.

Seed Round in 2013
Gliph, Inc. develops text messaging application that enables users to connect, communicate, and transact Bitcoins. Its solutions enable users to connect to another person, and decide how many facets or pieces of personal information to reveal about them. The company offers its product in the form of mobile and web application. The company’s solutions give users granular identity management and messaging privacy. Gliph, Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is based in San Mateo, California.

Buxx

Initial Coin Offering in 2018
Buxx is digital cash and can be used to make payments through their exchange or at thousands of partners across the globe. Buxx's mission is to make digital cash accessible for all users across the world. They provide a simple payment method for businesses where they can access payments as fast as they can accept cash face-to-face. BUXX also provides an exchange where you can exchange your buxx for any of the major cryptocurrencies globally.

Alluva Inc.

Initial Coin Offering in 2019
Alluva Inc. designs and develops a blockchain-based decentralized application (DApp) that enables users to predict and rate crypto-assets. It rewards right predictions with Alluva tokens (ALV) which are tradable on exchanges and redeemable against many products and services. The company's tokens can also be used on the Alluva Store as currency. Alluva Inc. was founded in 2019 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Bank of Hodlers

Seed Round in 2020
Hi there! if you’re reading this, you’re probably like us – have pretty much all your wealth stored in digitized (or soon to be digitized) assets like money in your bank, mutual funds, stocks or real estate. You probably have a financial advisor guiding you through your investments, a manager from your bank who helps you stay on top of your mortgage payments and a government that prints money responsibly to not de-value your lifetime of savings. But how do you know that the bank manager or your financial advisor has your best interests at heart instead of their own fee and commissions? Your contract explicitly states that they are not responsible for your loss even as they verbally assure you otherwise. How do you know that the digital assets won’t be hacked (traditional bank websites get hacked all the time)? Or that your physical assets won’t be stolen(bank robberies) or taken by fraud (enough examples in real estate)? Governments fall all the time, or change their monetary policies - and your currency today can literally have no value tomorrow (Indian demonetization, Argentina, Venezuela). How do you know it won’t happen to your country? Do you ask these questions? Well, we do all the time. To answer these questions and why we created the Bank of Hodlers, we have to dive into the details of how banking evolved. As early as the 2nd century BC, people who could save money started lending them out to people who could borrow and pay back with interest. Banking as an industry thrived in Italy and grew with the expansion of the Roman Empire. During the 20th century, developments in telecommunications and computing caused major changes to banks' operations and let banks dramatically increase in size and geographic spread. This consolidated the industry and gave the power to a few firms. Fast forward to 2007: their recklessness caused the financial crisis of 2007–2008 forcing failure of many banks, including some of the world's largest banks. The government let the banks live by infusing 1.2 trillion dollars of the taxpayer’s money into a handful of banks and in turn, created the need, wave of innovation and a community for blockchain and the concept of decentralization to thrive. Here’s Alan Greenspan (Chairman – Federal Reserve: 1987-2006), the guy who decided how much money to print in America, admitting that his model was flawed in 2008. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5lZPWNFizQ In 2009, something magical happened, Satoshi Nakamoto released his white paper which removed the need for a centralized authority to facilitate transactions in a purely peer to peer and decentralized fashion and making truly beneficial for every user holding the currency. Some governments, after looking at the threat that bitcoin poses, have decided to take an anti-crypto stance. This ensures the network effect doesn’t happen at a scale where it replaces their national currency. This is where we come in. At the Bank of Hodlers, we intend to treat your cryptocurrencies as a separate asset class and offer services to ensure technologies based on blockchain are usable as of today, negating the need for the network effects and government acceptance to come in. We give every HODLer the ability to completely bank on blockchain today. Every once in a while, there’s a technology jump so large that completely leapfrogs every existing solution out there. Blockchain is this technology jump and the banks know this.

Meter.io

Seed Round in 2019
Meter.io is a base layer hybrid consensus protocol built to address the volatility, scaling and interoperability problems in the existing cryptocurrencies.

Xapo, Inc.

Series A in 2014
At Xapo, they believe that bitcoin’s ultimate success will be based on trust – whether individuals trust the digital currency’s stability and whether they trust the industry’s security. That’s why we’ve assembled a team of financial services and security experts to build an entirely new bitcoin storage experience. By offering two distinct products – an easy access wallet and a locked-down vault – they’re marrying the convenience bitcoin users want for everyday needs with the security they require for confident bitcoin saving. It’s the most secure, the reliable, and the most convenient. That’s something we can all trust in.

Alchemy Insights

Series A in 2019
Alchemy Insights, Inc. develops a blockchain intelligence and infrastructure platform that caters to hedge funds and financial institutions. Its platform provides data, exploratory tools, and proprietary insights on all parts of the blockchain, including on-chain data, market data, and community activity. The Alchemy platform enables companies to analyze the blockchain and ecosystem data. Its advance machine learning allows exchanges to identify entities, individuals, and currency flows on the blockchain to inform sales, security, and strategy. Alchemy Insights, Inc. was formerly known as Nikil, Inc. Alchemy Insights, Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Korbit

Series A in 2014
Korbit provides online bitcoin exchange, wallet, and merchant processor services. Kangmo Kim, Louis Jinhwa Kim, and Tony Lyu founded it on July 5, 2013, with its headquarters in Seoul in South Korea as a subsidiary of NXC as of September 26, 2017.

Kik Interactive Inc.

Initial Coin Offering in 2017
Kik Interactive, Inc. develops smartphone messaging applications for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry. Its Kik Messenger enables users to talk to friends, and browse and share various Websites with friends. Kik Interactive, Inc. was formerly known as Unsynced, Inc. and changed its name to Kik Interactive, Inc. in March 2010. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Waterloo, Canada. It has additional offices in Toronto and Tel Aviv.

Mithril

Initial Coin Offering in 2018
Mithril is a decentralized social network ecosystem that uses the blockchain technology to the reward the contribution of content creators. It also offers Lit, a platform that supports social mining; and Mithril Vault, a dimensional vault to manage Mithril tokens and other digital assets. Mithril was founded in 2017 and is based in Taipei, Taiwan.

BloXroute Labs

Series B in 2019
bloXroute Labs, Inc. provides a blockchain scalability solution that allows cryptocurrencies and blockchains to scale on-chain, without protocol changes. The company allows all nodes to maintain the consensus over the state of the blockchain, even when mining thousands of transactions per second, on-chain. It runs underneath the consensus layer, supports all blockchains, provably neutral, and usable by any single node. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Evanston, Illinois.

1inch Limited

Series A in 2020
1inch Limited builds decentralized protocols and contributes to the development of the 1inch Network. The synergy of 1inch protocols, including the 1inch Aggregation Protocol, the 1inch Liquidity Protocol and the 1inch Limit Order Protocol, enables the most lucrative, fastest and protected operations in DeFi.

The Block

Seed Round in 2019
The Block is the leading research, analysis and news brand in the digital asset space. Founded in 2018 and based in NYC, The Block's team is spread across 7 times zones, covering the global cryptocurrency and blockchain space 24/7.

Ripio

Seed Round in 2014
Ripio, formerly known as Bitpagos, is a financial payments company that provides electronic payment solutions for businesses in Latin America. It offers a range of financial services for the emerging markets using the blockchain technology to make a more accessible financial system. The company helps merchants process international transactions with credit cards or bitcoins for a fraction of the cost as well as consumers buy bitcoins instantly with cash. It deals with clients in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Ecuador.

Injective Protocol Inc.

Seed Round in 2020
Injective Protocol Inc. develops and operates a decentralized derivatives exchange and trading platform. The company’s platform offers a layer-2 exchange protocol that unlocks the full potential of borderless finance by supporting margin trading, derivatives, and futures. It allows decentralized lending, short or long margin trading, and exchange decentralized futures and derivative products; and eliminates front-running for liquidity sharing. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in New York, New York.

Synthetic Minds

Seed Round in 2018
Synthetic Minds is a smart contract security startup. It has built automation that can read and write code using program synthesis.

GlobeDX

Venture Round in 2020
The startup, which has dubbed itself the “Coinbase for derivatives,” has built a cryptocurrency-derivative exchange that supports high-frequency trading. The platform allows crypto holders to trade global markets with bitcoin and grants users the same access to data leveraged by institutional investors.