Investment and Financing Weekly | Brazilian Exchange Mercado receives US$200 million investment from SoftBank

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Brazilian cryptocurrency exchange Mercado Bitcoin received a US$200 million Series B investment from SoftBank Latin America Fund, which is the only US$100 million-level financing this week.

According to chain news statistics, a total of 16 investment and financing events occurred in the crypto market from June 26 to July 2. The total amount of investment and financing has been disclosed to be 377.6 million US dollars, which is an increase from the 12 financings last week, but the total financing The amount is down from last week’s 429 million US dollars.

From the perspective of track classification, it is mainly concentrated in DApp, CeFi and DeFi, and the popularity of NFT has dropped significantly. The highest round of financing is: Brazil’s first cryptocurrency exchange Mercado Bitcoin has received a $200 million Series B investment from SoftBank, and it is also the only round of financing at the level of over 100 million U.S. dollars. In addition, Animoca Brands, a secret game developer, received US$50 million in financing and ranked second.

In terms of institutions, new active institutions this week: Galaxy Digital, CoinFund, SoftBank, a16z, Blue Pool Capital, Liberty City Ventures, Samsung Ventures, Red Beard Ventures, ArkStream Capital, Genesis Block Ventures, IDEO CoLab Ventures, Scalar Capital, Global Coin Research , Perpetual Value, Morgan Beller, Block0, Dapper Labs, G2D/GP Investments, Parallax Ventures, HS Investimentos, Gear Ventures, DealMake, Signum Capital, Accomplice, Metapurse, Expedia Group, Double Peak, 7 O’Clock Capital, 640 Oxford Ventures , Spark Digital Capital, Reimagined Ventures, 840 Venture Partners, Skyfall Ventures, imToken Ventures, Mechanism Capital, QCP Capital, generally focusing on the fields of DApp, CeFi and DeFi.

Coinbase Ventures, DeFi Alliance, LD Capital, Digital Finance Group, NGC Ventures, A. Capital, Figment, Target Global, Animoca Brands, etc. have continued to actively invest this week.

Note: The fundraising of investment funds is not included in the project financing.

Application (DApp)

Crypto game developer Animoca Brands raised US$50 million in financing, and Coinbase Ventures participated in the investment

Crypto game developer Animoca Brands received US$50 million in financing. The new batch of funds brought the company’s latest round of financing to approximately US$139 million, which was carried out at a pre-investment valuation of US$1 billion. Blue Pool Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Liberty City Ventures and Samsung Ventures participated in the investment.

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Calaxy, the creator’s encrypted application platform established by NBA player Spencer Dinwiddie, completes $7.5 million in financing

NBA player Spencer Dinwiddie’s creator encryption application platform Calaxy completed $7.5 million in financing, Animoca Brands, Red Beard Ventures, ArkStream Capital, NGC Ventures, Genesis Block Ventures, National Football League player Ezekiel Elliott, The Bachelor’s Matt James, United States National Basketball Association coach Luke Walton, former PayPal blockchain strategy director Jonathan Padilla, and NFL player Larry Ogunjobi participated in the vote.

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Coinvise, a social token issuance platform, completes a $2.5 million seed round financing, led by Galaxy Digital and others

Coinvise, a social token issuance platform, completed a seed round of $2.5 million, led by Galaxy Digital HK and IDEO CoLab Ventures. Other participating institutions include Scalar Capital, A. Capital, DeFi Alliance, FreeCo, Global Coin Research, Perpetual Value, Morgan Beller and Block0, angel investors include Jill Carlson, Jaynti Kanani (Polygon Network), Alex Masmej (Showtime), Don Ho, Scott Moore, Krishna Sriram, etc.

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Community Gaming, an on-chain e-sports platform, completes $2.3 million in seed round financing, with CoinFund leading the investment

Community Gaming, an on-chain e-sports platform, completed a seed round of US$2.3 million. This round of financing was led by CoinFund. Participants included Dapper Labs, Multicoin Capital, and Thirty Five Ventures. Individual investors included Rally founder Kevin Chou and NFT collectors. WhaleShark.

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Social Finance Open Protocol Subsocial Completes First Round of Private Equity Financing

The social financial open agreement Subsocial completed the first round of private equity financing. Participants include Hypersphere, Illusionist Group, Alameda Research, NGC, PAKA, Signum Capital, etc. The financing amount was not disclosed.

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CeFi

Brazil’s first cryptocurrency exchange Mercado Bitcoin receives US$200 million in Series B investment from SoftBank

Brazil’s first cryptocurrency exchange, Mercado Bitcoin, received a US$200 million Series B investment from SoftBank Latin America Fund. This round of investment valued Mercado Bitcoin’s non-operating parent company 2TM Group at US$2.1 billion. In January, Mercado Bitcoin received a round of financing led by G2D/GP Investments and Parallax Ventures, with participation from HS Investimentos, Gear Ventures, and DealMake.

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Valkyrie Investments, a crypto asset management company, completes $10 million in Series A financing

Valkyrie Investments, a crypto asset management company, completed a US$10 million Series A financing, with participation from Precept Capital Management, 10X Capital, UTXO Management, Tron founder Justin Sun, and Litecoin founder Charlie Lee.

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Digital asset issuer Algomint completed a seed round of 1.5 million USD and plans to launch a V1 product in the third quarter

Algomint, the digital asset issuer on the Algorand agreement, completed a $1.5 million seed round of financing, Borderless Capital, YBB, GSR, LD Capital, 8186 Capital, Valhalla Capital, NGC Ventures, Ellipti, Kosmos Ventures, Cluster Capital, Bitfwd Capital, Meld Ventures Participate in the investment.

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DeFi

Decentralized digital asset management platform Qredo completes $16 million in token private placement financing

Qredo, a decentralized digital asset management platform, completed a $16 million token private placement financing. Investors include Nexo, Coinbase, Figment, Ledger Prime, Signum Capital, Accomplice, LD Capital, and individual investors include Coinshares CSO Meltem Demirors, Genesis Global Trading custody Miles Parry, head of the department.

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Tracer DAO, a decentralized derivatives agreement, completes USD 4.5 million strategic financing

Tracer DAO, a decentralized derivatives agreement, announced the completion of USD 4.5 million in financing. Investors include Framework Ventures, DACM, Maven 11, Apollo Capital, Distributed Global Ventures, Paperclip Fund, Supernova, GSR, Efficient Frontier, etc.

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Syndicate, a decentralized investment agreement, completed $800,000 in community fundraising, with 98 individual investors participating

Syndicate, a decentralized investment agreement, completed a round of community fundraising with the help of DAO on its own platform, raising US$800,000 from 98 investors, including celebrities in the crypto field, such as the former CTO of Coinbase Balaji Srinivasan and Circle Co-founder and CEO Jeremy Allaire, Coinshares CSO Meltem Demirors, etc.

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infrastructure

Former Y Combinator head Sam Altman’s startup Worldcoin has raised US$25 million in financing and will create a personal digital currency

Former Y Combinator head Sam Altman’s startup Worldcoin raised US$25 million in financing. Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Coinbase Ventures, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Day One Ventures, Kenetic Capital, etc. participated in the investment.

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Cross-border payment network and crypto wallet Mercuryo completes US$7.5 million Series A financing

Mercuryo, a cross-border payment network, announced the completion of a US$7.5 million Series A financing, led by Target Global, and a group of angel investors participated in the investment.

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mining

Bitcoin mining company Blockware completes $25 million in financing to expand its mining operations in Kentucky

American Bitcoin mining company Blockware completed a $25 million financing to expand the Bitcoin mining business in Kentucky. Blockware founder and CEO Michael Stoltzner declined to disclose the entities involved in the round of financing.

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NFT

Mintable, the NFT issuance and trading platform backed by billionaire Mark Cuban, completes $13 million in Series A financing

Mintable, the NFT issuance and trading platform backed by billionaire Mark Cuban, has completed a US$13 million Series A financing. Investors include Ripple, Animoca Brands, Metapurse, Expedia Group, Double Peak, 7 O’Clock Capital, 640 Oxford Ventures, Digital Finance Group, Spark Digital Capital, Reimagined Ventures and 840 Venture Partners, individual investors are Shutterstock’s founder and executive chairman Jon Oringer and former US President Clinton’s adviser Doug Band.

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tool

Nansen, an on-chain data analysis tool, received US$12 million in financing led by a16z

Nansen, an on-chain data analysis tool, received US$12 million in financing, led by a16z. Other participating institutions include Skyfall Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, imToken Ventures, Mechanism Capital and QCP Capital.

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other

Morgan Creek Digital completes the third $80 million crypto investment fund raising

Cryptocurrency investment fund Morgan Creek Digital (Morgan Creek) announced that it has completed the raising of the third venture capital fund Morgan Creek Digital Fund III. The fund will focus on blockchain technology and digital assets. The current scale is US$80 million. The fund’s previous target size was US$400 million.
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