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.
Binance Labs is a professional investment institution that combines an institute, an incubator, a direct investment fund and an eco-mother fund under the umbrella of Cryptocurrency Exchange. Cryptocurrency positions itself as a "social impact fund" with a vision to drive the blockchain industry forward.
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.
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 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.
Danhua Capital was founded in 2013 and currently does not have much presence in popular areas such as DeFi and NFT. Its representative investments in the crypto field are as follows: Fantom: a high-performance public chain based on DAG technology and supporting smart contracts; Ankr: a Web 3.0 blockchain cloud infrastructure platform; Chia: a new blockchain network based on space/time proof mechanism and hard disk mining; MobileCoin: an anonymous cryptocurrency designed for mobile; Compound: an ethereum decentralized lending leader running on a shared pool model; Zilliqa: an ethereum decentralized lending leader running on a shared pool model; Zilliqa: an ethereum decentralized lending leader running on a shared pool model. Ethernet decentralized lending faucet that operates on a shared pool model; Zilliqa: high-throughput public chain based on sharding technology; Celer Network: project focused on Layer2 and blockchain scaling; Cobo: crypto asset management wallet created by Godfish; Mai Wallet: multi-platform cross-chain wallet.
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.
Paradigm was founded in June 2018 by Fred Ehrsam, who was one of the co-founders of Coinbase. Co-founded by Matt Huang, a graduate of MIT, and Fred Ehrsam, a graduate of Duke University. Fred Ehrsam led the completion of the additional Series A funding for Headline. In addition, he also pulled a lot of resources for Zhang Yiming, which helped a lot in the most difficult B-round financing for Headline Today. Later on, he was tapped by Sequoia Capital and led several successful investments in blockchain startups.