DCG was founded by Barry Silbert, an early investor in Bitcoin and a serial entrepreneur who founded the private equity trading platform SecondMarket in 2004, which was acquired by Nasdaq in 2015. DCG has invested in 165 projects in over 30 countries and territories. Its representative investments are as follows: Coinbase: the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, a US-listed company; Flow: the NFT application public chain launched by Dapper Labs; Acala: the DeFi hub of the Polka ecosystem; Lido: a solution for liquidity pledging on Ether; Mask Network: building a bridge from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0; API3: the bridge between Web 3.0 and Web 2.0; and API3: the bridge between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0. API3: Web 3.0 decentralized API service; The Graph: Web 3.0 data indexing and query layer; Filecoin: IPFS-based decentralized storage project; Decentraland: virtual reality platform on Ether; CoinList: compliant token issuance platform; Zcash: blockchain using zero-knowledge proof for anonymous transactions Zcash: blockchain system that uses zero-knowledge proof to enable anonymous transactions; Blockchain.com: globally recognized crypto wallet; NIFTEX: NFT fragmentation and trading platform.
Founded in 2017, FBG Capital is a blockchain-focused crypto investment fund. Having worked as a technical advisor at IBM and Oracle respectively, FBG founder Shuoji Zhou entered the blockchain space as an early investor in a range of blockchain companies and projects, and has launched and managed two cryptocurrency private exchange funds.
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.
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.