Aug: Follow Dat Money


Welcome to August Folks! Last month we witness about $13B flowing into Digital Assets and Projects, primarily into Funds and Web 3. Let's see what this month has in store for us. 

Total: $4B

WEB 3 ($2B)

  • MetaverseGo raised $4.2MM to ease onboarding for blockchain-based games (TB)
  • Line Games' web3 gaming arm raised $5.8MM seed round to put popular titles on-chain (TB)
  • Halliday Raised $6MM for 'Buy Now, Pay Later' Ethereum NFTs (Decrypt)
  • Heirloom raised $8MM from Ripple and Forte to onboard enterprises into web3 (TB)
  • OneOf NFT Platform Adds American Express as Backer in $8.4MM Round (Coindesk)
  • Tiger Global joined $12MM funding round for gamer infrastructure startup Lysto (TB)
  • Greylock, Pantera Led $18MM Round for NFT Infrastructure Provider Pinata (Coindesk)
  • NFT counterfeit detector MarqVision raised $20MM in Series A funding (TB)
  • Andreessen Horowitz Leads $20M Funding Round for CreatorDAO (Coindesk | TB)
  • BitDAO to fund AfricaDAO with $20MM for web3 adoption in Africa (TB)
  • Socios.com Inked $100MM Deal With FC Barcelona For Web3 Push (EWN | Coindesk | BIC)
  • Blockchain cloud infrastructure company W3BCloud to go public via $1.25B SPAC (Cointelegraph)

FUNDS ($1.535B)

BLOCKCHAIN ($145.5MM)

  • Former Coinbase employee raised $4.5MM for his web3 data startup Coherent: Exclusive (TB)
  • Blockchain Payments Platform Ansible Labs Raised $7MM in Seed Funding Round (Coindesk)
  • Solana MEV infrastructure developer Jito Labs raised $10MM (TB)
  • RISC Zero raised $12MM to build a blockchain using zero-knowledge proofs (TB | Coindesk)
  • WazirX CEO's project Shardeum is raising $18MM at a $200 million valuation (TB)
  • Blockchain Analytics Platform Merkle Science Raised $19MM to Take on Bridge Exploits (Coindesk)
  • Korean Blockchain Project Klaytn Committed $20MM to Asian Universities for Blockchain Research (Coindesk)
  • Multi-Blockchain Platform Geeq Received $25MM Capital Commitment From Investment Group GEM (Coindesk)
  • Blockchain Startup Injective Netted $40MM Round Featuring Jump Crypto, BH Digital (Blockworks | TB | Coindesk)

EXCHANGES/WALLETS ($107MM)

DEFI ($76.7MM)

MISC ($45.5MM)

  • Decentralized communications platform Satellite IM closes $10.5 million round (TB)
  • Crypto Intelligence Platform Messari Plans to Raise $35MM at $300MM Valuation: Report (Coindesk | TB)
  • Despite Bear Market, 2022 Fundraisings Already Surpassed 2021: Messari (CryptoPotato | TDH)

DEFI

  • Nexus Mutual to invest $29MM of treasury funds into Maple Finance (TB)

MINING ($4.3MM)

  • Renewable Energy Company Vespene Energy Closed $4.3MM Capital Round to Convert Landfill Methane Into Bitcoin (Coindesk)

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