Parafi Capital

Investor type Hedge Fund
Founders Benjamin Forman


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Total investments 79
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 69
Rounds per year 19.75
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
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Exits 1
Key employees 2

Areas of investment

  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Software

In 2018 was created Parafi Capital, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the San Francisco. The company was established in North America in United States.

The important activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Financial Services, Personal Finance. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Staked us, Ampleforth, Provenance Blockchain The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1 partaker. Despite the Parafi Capital, startups are often financed by Pantera Capital, True Ventures, RRE Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Pantera Capital, Blocktree Capital, Winklevoss capital.

The current fund was established by Benjamin Forman. The overall number of key employees were 2.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$30M10 May 2022 -

Ethereum Push Notification Service

$10M14 Apr 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore

BloXroute Labs

Content Delivery Network
Financial Services
Information Technology
Personal Finance
$70M12 Apr 2022 Illinois, United States

NEAR Protocol

Information Technology
$350M07 Apr 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Trading Platform
$5M30 Mar 2022 -


Cloud Data Services
Information Technology
Mobile Devices
Stock Exchanges
$40M16 Mar 2022 New York, New York, United States


$200M15 Mar 2022 Palo Alto, California, United States


$200M07 Mar 2022 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


$450M14 Feb 2022 Zug, Switzerland
Domination Finance Raises $3.2 Million in Seed Round to Scale Dominance Derivatives DEX

– Domination Finance, a non-custodial, decentralized exchange for dominance pairs, announced the successful completion of a $3.2m seed round involving top investors in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.
– The venture’s now operational platform allows users to trade Bitcoin Dominance (BTCDOM), Ethereum Dominance (ETHDOM), and Tether Dominance (USDTDOM) in a way that was not previously available, aiming to provide global users with sufficient liquidity, low latency, and high price accuracy.
– Led by ParaFi Capital, an alternative investment firm focused on blockchain and decentralized finance markets, the funding round included such investors as Dragonfly Capital, AU21, Shima Capital, LD Capital, Huobi Ventures, OKEx BlockdreamVentures, KNS Group, GSR, CoinGecko and an impressive list of angel investors.

ClayStack Liquid Staking Protocol Raises $5.2 Million in Seed Funding Co-Led by CoinFund and ParaFi Capital

– ClayStack is a next-generation staking platform for digital assets.
– The company raised $5.2m in a seed funding round co-led by leading blockchain-focused investment firm, CoinFund, and ParaFi Capital.
– The round also received participation from Coinbase Ventures, Spartan Group, HyperSphere, Defiance Capital, Hashed, Solana Foundation, The LAO, Genblock Capital, Ledger Prime, Animoca Brands, Republic Labs, and more.
– The recent funding will help ClayStack redefine the current staking ecosystem by building a robust platform that is secure and open for all.


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