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Kenetic

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Jehan Chu Lawrence Chu

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Total investments 100
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$9M
Portfolio companies 83
Rounds per year 16.67
Lead investments 2
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.13
Exits 1
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Software
Summary

In 2016 was created Kenetic, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Hong Kong. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the Central.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Cryptocurrency, Internet. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight ODX Pte. Ltd, BlockFi Lending LLC, Kyber Network. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The fund was created by Jehan Chu, Lawrence Chu.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Kenetic, startups are often financed by True Global Ventures (TGV), Nirvana Capital, NEO Global Capital (NGC). The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Fenbushi Capital, Struck Capital Crypto, Polychain. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Hashed, Chain Capital, 8 Decimal Capital.

The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. The important activity for fund was in 2018. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 18 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Thala Labs

Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
$6M27 Oct 2022 -

Tres

Accounting
Blockchain
Enterprise Software
$7M20 Sep 2022 Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Revolving Games

$13M09 Sep 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Mailchain

Internet
Messaging
Software
$4M08 Sep 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Merkle Science

Blockchain
Information Services
Information Technology
$19M09 Aug 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Merkle Science

Blockchain
Information Services
Information Technology
$19M05 Aug 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore

First Digital Trust

Blockchain
Developer APIs
Financial Services
FinTech
$20M30 May 2022 Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China

Enhanced Digital Group

Financial Services
$12M26 May 2022 New York, New York, United States

Nested

Apps
Cryptocurrency
Finance
Trading Platform
$7M01 Mar 2022 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland
News
Blockdaemon Raises $28 Million In Series A Funding To Help Institutions Quickly and Securely Scale Blockchain Infrastructure

– Blockdaemon closed a $28m Series A funding round.
– The round was led by Greenspring Associates with participation from Goldman Sachs, BlockFi, Warburg Serres, Uphold, Voyager Digital Ltd., Illuminate Financial, and Hard Yaka.
– Existing seed round investors Boldstart Ventures, Coinfund, Kenetic, CoinShares, Borderless Capital, Blockchain.com Ventures, Lerer Hippeau and Heavybit increased their investments.
– Blockdaemon is the foundational layer to the blockchain industry, enabling participants to stake and deploy nodes with institutional-grade security, scalability and reliability.
– Blockdaemon offers access to new financial infrastructure for a variety of market participants, from large financial institutions, exchanges and custodians to small, agile crypto native firms and developers.

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