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Investor type Hedge Fund
Founders Olaf Carlson-Wee


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Total investments 171
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 117
Rounds per year 28.50
Lead investments 37
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees 3

Areas of investment

  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Software

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


Enterprise Software
$12M08 Sep 2022 New York, New York, United States

HotStreak Fantasy Sports

$9M07 Sep 2022 -


Video Games
$7M17 Aug 2022 -

Vesper Energy

$4M10 Aug 2022 -

Vespene Energy

Renewable Energy
$4M09 Aug 2022 Berkeley, California, United States


28 Jul 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Social Media
Social Network
$9M25 Jul 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States


$4M18 Jul 2022 -

Hologram Labs

3D Technology
$6M14 Jul 2022 -
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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