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Blockchain Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Peter Smith Samuel Harrison

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Total investments 23
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$12M
Portfolio companies 20
Rounds per year 2.09
Lead investments 4
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.13
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Cryptocurrency
  • Blockchain
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Information Technology
Summary

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2 participants. Despite the Blockchain Ventures, startups are often financed by Zhiping Capital, The Venture Reality Fund, Sierra Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Prosus, Employee Stock Option Fund (ESO Fund), Concentric.

The current fund was established by Marco Santori, Peter Smith, Samuel Harrison. The overall number of key employees were 3.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 6 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The top activity for fund was in 2019.

The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Sliver.tv, Enjin, Securitize. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are E-Commerce, Video Games. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Matter Labs

Blockchain
Financial Services
Software
$50M08 Nov 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Elementus

Analytics
Big Data
Bitcoin
Blockchain
Compliance
Information Technology
$12M28 Oct 2021 New York, New York, United States

Symbiosis Finance

Blockchain
FinTech
$2M21 Oct 2021 Moscow, Moscow, Russia

Pt Pintu

Financial Services
$35M09 Aug 2021 Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Interlay

Financial Services
FinTech
Information Technology
$3M05 Jul 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Enjin

Content
Cryptocurrency
Identity Management
Video Games
$18M04 Jun 2021 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

PolySign

Asset Management
Cryptocurrency
FinTech
Payments
Security
$58M13 May 2021 Oakland, California, United States

DappRadar

Analytics
Apps
Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
FinTech
Gambling
Information Technology
Internet
Online Games
$4M07 May 2021 Kaunas, Kaunas County, Lithuania

TeraBlock

Cryptocurrency
Financial Services
FinTech
$2M19 Apr 2021 London, England, United Kingdom
News
Messari Raises $21M in Series A Funding

– Messari is a NYC-based crypto market intelligence company.
– The company closed a $21m Series A funding.
Point72 Ventures led the round with participation from Coinbase Ventures, Uncork Capital, and Underscore VC as well as new strategic investors Alameda Capital, Blockchain Ventures, CMS Holdings, Gemini Frontier Fund, Winklevoss Capital, Kraken Ventures, and Nascent.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand the global reach of its Pro and Enterprise product suites, triple the size of its engineering and research teams, introduce new offerings that streamline participation in decentralized projects and their communities and to grow its institutional footprint and its community research and educational content, including the production of Mainnet 2021, Messari’s annual summit, which the company will host September 20-22 in New York City.

Securitize Raises $48M in Series B Funding

– Securitize, Inc. from Miami, FL raised $48m in Series B funding.
– The round was co-led by Blockchain Capital and investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Tactical Value, which were joined by new investors Ava Labs, IDC Ventures, Migration Capital, NTT Data and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank and existing investors Blockchain Ventures, Borderless Capital, Global Brain, Mouro Capital, Ripio, Ripple and SPiCE VC.
– The company will add Pedro Teixeira, Co-Head of Morgan Stanley Tactical Value, to its Board of Directors.

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