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Polychain

Founders Olaf Carlson-Wee

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Total investments 264
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$22M
Portfolio companies 177
Rounds per year 33.00
Lead investments 76
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.33
Exits 5
Key employees 3

Areas of investment

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

Polychain appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2016. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Finance, Software. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Coinbase, DFINITY, Kik Interactive

The typical startup value when the investment from Polychain is more than 1 billion dollars. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is generally included in 13-24 deals every year. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 17 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

This organization was formed by Olaf Carlson-Wee. The overall number of key employees were 3.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the Polychain, startups are often financed by Kindred Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Andreessen Horowitz, MetaStable Capital, Naval Ravikant. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Andreessen Horowitz, Naval Ravikant, MetaStable Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Lombard

$16M02 Jul 2024 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

HyperOracle

$20M26 Jun 2024 -

Nubit

$8M05 Jun 2024 -

BabylonChain

Bitcoin
Financial Exchanges
Security
$70M30 May 2024 Palo Alto, California, United States

Cysic

$12M24 May 2024 -

Intensity Labs

$6M15 May 2024 -

Polymarket

$25M14 May 2024 New York, New York, United States

Botanix Labs

$8M07 May 2024 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

MilkyWay

$5M30 Apr 2024 -
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Nym gets $6M for its anonymous overlay mixnet to sell privacy as a service

– Switzerland-based privacy startup Nym Technologies has raised $6m.
– The round was led by Polychain Capital and joined by Eden Block, Greenfield One, Maven11, Tioga and 1kx.
– The company plans to use the funding to continue commercial development of network infrastructure.

Crusoe Closes $128M Series B

– Crusoe Energy Systems from San Francisco has closed a $128m Series B equity financing led by Valor Equity Partners.
Lowercarbon Capital, DRW Venture Capital, Founders Fund, Bain Capital Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, Polychain Capital, KCK Group, Upper90, Winklevoss Capital, Exor, Zigg Capital and JB Straubel participated.
– The company provides solutions for the energy industry.

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Total investments 264
Average round size 22M
Rounds per year 33.00
Peak activity year 2021
Lead investments 76
Follow on index 0.33
Exits 5
Group Appearance index 0.93

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Lombard

$16M02 Jul 2024 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

HyperOracle

$20M26 Jun 2024 -

Nubit

$8M05 Jun 2024 -

BabylonChain

Bitcoin
Financial Exchanges
Security
$70M30 May 2024 Palo Alto, California, United States

Cysic

$12M24 May 2024 -

Intensity Labs

$6M15 May 2024 -

Polymarket

$25M14 May 2024 New York, New York, United States

Botanix Labs

$8M07 May 2024 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

MilkyWay

$5M30 Apr 2024 -
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