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The LAO

Investor type Venture Capital

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Total investments 50
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$7M
Portfolio companies 43
Lead investments 1
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Areas of investment

  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Financial Services
  • Software
  • FinTech

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Lit Protocol

Blockchain
Content
Software
$13M22 Sep 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Astaria

$8M20 Jun 2022 -

Molecule

Blockchain
Health Care
Life Science
Software
$13M15 Jun 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Diagonal

Cryptocurrency
Ethereum
$2M04 Mar 2022 -

Polymer Labs

Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
$3M02 Mar 2022 Venice, California, United States

3Box

Messaging
Web Development
$30M16 Feb 2022 New York, New York, United States

Potion Labs

Information Technology
Insurance
Risk Management
Software
$12M14 Feb 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Boto

Blockchain
Internet
$3M24 Dec 2021 Delaware City, Delaware, United States

Sound

Blockchain
Music
$5M15 Dec 2021 -
News
Ondo Finance Raises $4M in Funding

– Ondo Finance is a New York-based deFi protocol startup.
– The company has raised $4m in funding.
– The round was led by Pantera Capital with participation from Genesis, Digital Currency Group, CMS, CoinFund, Chapter One, Bixin, Divergence, Protoscale Capital, The LAO, Stani Kulechov, Josh Hannah, Richard Ma, Diogo Monica, and Christy Choi.
– The funds will be used to accelerate the adoption of DeFi among mainstream investors by enabling the granular exchange of risk.

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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