Paradigm - Top crypto investment house
Paradigm was founded in June 2018 by Fred Ehrsam, who was a co-founder of Coinbase. Co-founded by Matt Huang, a graduate of MIT, and Fred Ehrsam, a graduate of Duke University. Led the closing of a Series A round of headline...Tags:Encryption Investment Institution Capital
Founded in June 2018, Paradigm was co-founded by Matt Huang, a graduate of MIT, and Fred Ehrsam, a graduate of Duke University.
In October 2018, three of the most high-profile college endowments - Harvard, Stanford and Yale - joined forces with Sequoia and together they injected capital into this mysterious emerging VC firm. That means Paradigm, from the beginning, was born with a halo.
The backgrounds of the other two founders are worth mentioning.
Fred Ehrsam was one of the co-founders of Coinbase.
Matt Huang started his business in Silicon Valley after graduating from MIT, and his company was acquired by Twitter. He started to make some early stage investments in 2011 and has a very lavish investment history, the most successful of which is undoubtedly Headline Today, which he discovered while traveling in Beijing in 2012 and then convinced his father to invest money and lead the completion of additional funding for Headline A. He also pulled in a lot of resources for Zhang Yiming, which helped him with the most difficult Series B financing. In addition, he also gave Zhang Yiming a lot of resources, which helped the most difficult B round of financing for Today's headlines. Later, he was tapped by Sequoia Capital and led many successful investments in blockchain startups.
AU21 Capital was established in 2017, co-founded by Hongcai Guo (Bao Erji) and Kenzi Wang, which is based in Silicon Valley and invests mainly in early stage blockchain projects. AU21 has extensive presence in areas such as DeFi and NFT, among which there are many well-known projects. Its representative investments are as follows: The Graph: a data indexing and querying layer for Web 3.0; Covalent: providing blockchain data querying and indexing services; Nftfy: an NFT fragmentation project; Reef: a cross-chain DeFi aggregator built on polka; Crust Network: a decentralized cloud storage/cloud service system built on polka. Terra Virtua: NFT integrated application platform; Blackhole Protocol: Blackhole Protocol, an ethereum-based cross-chain burning platform without license; Bagels Finance: cross-chain leveraged aggregation revenue platform; Apron Network: decentralized base setup service network; Frontier: off-chain DeFi aggregation layer.
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.
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.
Founded in 1972 in Silicon Valley, Sequoia Capital is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs achieve great companies with everlasting careers. With localized funds in the U.S., China, and India, Sequoia Capital is a top global investment institution and was once ranked at the top of the 2019 Hurun Global Top 100 Active Unicorn Investors List.