A16Z-Top Investment Institution
A16z was the earliest investor to enter the crypto world, investing in Uniswap, MakerDAO, Compound, Dapper Labs, Arweave, Optimism, Solana, etc., which have almost all become head blockchain projects.Tags:Investment Institution Capital
a16z (Andreessen Horowitz)A16z is estimated to be one of the first investment institutions to enter the crypto world.
Back in 2013, when Bitcoin was still considered by most to be a "Ponzi scheme" and a "tulip bubble", a16z led a $25 million Series B round of funding for Coinbase. In April of this year, Coinbase went public and a16z became the second largest shareholder with 14.8% shares, making it the biggest external winner.
In addition, it has invested in Uniswap, MakerDAO, Compound, Dapper Labs, Arweave, Optimism, Solana, etc., which have almost all become head blockchain projects.
Today's a16z , crypto fund size is over $3 billion. It is like a capital beacon in the crypto world, with high attention and strong appeal.
CoinGecko Ventures is CoinGecko's crypto investment fund that invests in groundbreaking blockchain companies. incorporated in Singapore in April 2014, CoinGecko is a globally recognized blockchain quotation data query platform. CoinGecko Ventures' representative investments are as follows: Dune Analytics: blockchain data query platform; Covalent: provides blockchain data query and indexing services; Serum: head DEX on the Solana chain; ParaSwap: cross-chain DEX aggregator; DefiDollar: stablecoin index. Coin98 Labs: DeFi product developer; Frontier: off-chain DeFi aggregation layer.
D1's key investments include Ether, Polkadot, Near and their ecological applications in native scenarios. The representative investments are as follows: Polkadot: Polkadot, a new generation of public chain integrating heterogeneous sharding and cross-chain technologies; DODO: DEX driven by active market maker (PMM) algorithm; The Graph: Web 3.0 data indexing and query layer; Near Protocol: fully sharded, scalable PoS blockchain network; Octopus Network: application chain network built on Near; Web3API: Web 3.0 common integration standard; Litentry: Web 3.0 decentralized identity management service; Efinity: blockchain on polka built for NFT; Zenlink: polka-based cross-chain DEX protocol; Handshake: decentralized domain name system; Whale: a project created by WhaleShark, the NFT giant whale
Founded in 2017, IOSG Ventures is a research-driven VC with teams in Shenzhen, Singapore, Berlin and Seattle. The team members have more than 10 years of experience in the investment space, and the founder, Junxian Lin, was a Principal Analyst at Shenwan Hongyuan (HK.06806) and an Investment Principal at ASB Financial Corp.
Founded in 2018, Takedown Capital focuses on investments in the blockchain sector, with layouts in the whole industry chain, including public protocols and infrastructure, financial services, DeFi/DApp, NFT, etc. The current investment focus is on polka ecology, and has established Polka Ecology Extremeizer, which is dedicated to providing capital support, development consulting, community building and marketing services for early stage polka projects.
Alameda Research is an investment organization founded in late 2017 by Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), founder of the FTX exchange. a graduate of MIT with a degree in physics, SBF worked as an international ETF trader at Jane Street, trading various ETFs, futures, currencies, and stocks, and designing automated He also designed automated OTC trading systems. In February 2021, Forbes announced 11 billionaires in the crypto space and SBF was ranked #2 with a net worth of $4.5 billion.
Coinbase Ventures was founded by leading cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase to provide early-stage investments in cryptocurrency and blockchain startups to support the industry as a whole. coinbase is a US compliant exchange and is listed on NASDAQ.