Crypto Deal Flow: May 15–19

Let’s research activity of crypto funds, private investors and crypto startups for last 5 days. Our Radar system detected 27 deals.

Crypto Deal Flow: May 15–19
Crypto Deal Flow: May 15–19
  1. Arche | undiscloused sum | ParticleXYZ, Ankr, Proverbs Group and others | private round

Arche Protocol completed a multi-million dollar funding round and involved reputable companies such as ParticleXYZ, Ankr, Proverbs Group, 3commas, Prometeus LABs, Basics Capital, Lotus Capital, Moonwhale Capital, LD Capital, Gate labs, Chain Capital, Candaq, PAKA, DCI Capital, Raptor, Kryptos Research, Momentum 6, Cinch Block. It also received product support from Stafi protocol and technical integration from PARSIQ. Arche Network allows traders to create their financial contracts on the blockchain without doing any coding.

2. Zapper | $15m | Framework Ventures, Sound Ventures and Mark Cuban| Series A round

Zapper, the decentralized finance (DeFi) dashboard, has raised $15m in a Series A round led by y Framework Ventures. The round was joined by actor Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures and entrepreneur Mark Cuban.

3. Skyrim Finance | $2.1m | AU21 Capital, Spark Digital Capital, Exnet Capital and others | private round

The objective of Skyrim Finance is to help investors of different profiles have risk-adjusted return through fixed-rate and leveraged-yield DeFi products. Project raised $2.1m from AU21 Capital, Spark Digital Capital, Exnet Capital, Blocksync Ventures, MANTRADAO, X21, ZBS Capital, Kyros Ventures, VBC Ventures, CryptoJ, Illusionist Group, Wings Ventures, GFS Ventures, Tenzor Capital, Titans Ventures and Poolz.

4. HashMix | $3m | Hashkey, Fenbushi Capital, Continue Capital and others | private round

HashMix is a fully decentralized hash power tokenization and circulation platform. HashMix (HSM) has successfully closed a $3m funding round. The fundraising was led by Hashkey, Fenbushi Capital, Continue Capital, Kenetic, FBG Capital, Genesis Block Ventures, SevenX Ventures, Qtum, A&T Capital, Morningstar Ventures and more.

5. Solpad | undiscloused sum | NGC Ventures, GD10 Ventures, Black Mamba Ventures and others | seed, private rounds

Solpad is the first launchpad on Solana ecosystem. Project raised funds from NGC Ventures, GD10 Ventures, Black Mamba Ventures, GenblockCapital, AU21 Capital, Gourmet Galaxy, Arcuate Capital, Magnus Capital, A2DAO, X21 Digital and Moonwhale Ventures.

6. Spherium Finance | $3.3m | Accretion Ventures (Orion Protocol), OKEx Blockdream Fund, Gate and others | seed, private rounds

The Spherium Finance platform offers a complete suite of financial services comprising a universal wallet, token swap platform, money markets, and inter-blockchain liquidity transfer. Spherium Finance has raised $3.3m in seed and private rounds. Among supporters are: Accretion Ventures (Orion Protocol), OKEx Blockdream Fund, Gate, Rarestone Capital, LD Capital, GBIC Capital, NGC Ventures, X21 Digital, Twin Apex Capital, AU21 Capital, Titans Ventures, Inclusion Capital, Petrock Capital, Chronos Ventures, Lysithea Ventures, CSPDAO, and others.

7. DeversiFi | $5m | ParaFi. Defiance Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners and others | private round

DeversiFi, a decentralized finance (DeFi) trading platform, has raised $5m in a funding round led by ParaFi. Defiance Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Blockchain.com Ventures, Delphi Ventures, Fenbushi Capital, OKEx and others also took part

8. Bit.Country | $4m | Walsh Wealth Ventures, Animoca Brands, Hypersphere Ventures and others | seed

Bit.Country enables everyone to start their own metaverse for their people with token economy and NFT, and takes community engagement to a new dimension on web3.0. Project raised $4m from lead investors Walsh Wealth Ventures, Animoca Brands, Hypersphere Ventures, with participation from Republic Labs, Republic Realm, Kernel Ventures, Shima Capital, Genblock Capital, Longhash, CMS, Illusionist Group, Altonomy, LD Capital, SevenX Ventures, GFS Ventures, Polka Warriors, Moonwhale Ventures, Moonrock Capital, Paka Capital, NGC Ventures, Vendetta Capital, OKEx Blockdream Ventures and others.

9. NiiFi | $3m | A195 Capital, AU21 Capital, Blocksync Ventures and others | seed

DARMA is leading a $3m seed round in NiiFi, a decentralized exchange (DEX) being built on Nahmii — a layer two system for boosting Ethereum’s transaction capacity. A195 Capital, AU21 Capital, Blocksync Ventures, Lotus Capital, Matterblock, Moonwhale Ventures, Protocol Ventures and Three M Capital are also included in the round.

10. Rocket | $1.2m | Pantera, Framework Ventures, SevenX Ventures and others | seed

Rocket Protocol is a blockchain infrastructure for the future virtual world incubated by MixMarvel. $1.2m round of financing was led by Pantera, Framework Ventures, and SevenX Ventures, with participation from Hashkey Capital, SNZ, Puzzle Ventures, and Spark Digital Capital.

11. Solv | $1m | Spartan Group, Axia8 Ventures, IOSG Ventures and others | private round

Solv Protocol is the decentralized infrastructure for creating and trading financial NFT. Project raised $1m from Spartan Group, Axia8 Ventures, IOSG Ventures, Hashed, Krypital Group, Genesis Block Ventures, and Maple Leaf Ventures.

12. Coinbase | $1.25B | bonds

Coinbase seeks to raise $1.25B in funds through a proposed private offering for institutional buyers. The offering will be in the form of convertible senior notes due 2026, available only for institutional investors that manage a minimum of $100m in securities issued by other companies.

13. Common | $3.2m | Dragonfly Capital and ParaFi Capital | private round

Governance startup Common Protocol has closed a $3.2m funding round led by Dragonfly Capital and ParaFi Capital. Other participating investors included Framework, Hashed, IDEO, Nascent and angel investor Balaji Srinivasan. Common develops interfaces and voting mechanisms for projects in the DeFi market.

14. Tintash | undiscloused sum | Chainlink and Hiro| grant

The technology development company Tintash has been selected as a recipient of a Chainlink community grant to natively integrate Chainlink oracles into the Stacks smart contract platform. The grant is co-sponsored by the Chainlink Grant Program and Hiro — the major development company building developer tooling to support and accelerate adoption of Stacks, the network that enables apps and smart contracts on Bitcoin.

15. Polkally | $700k | ExNetwork Capital, Titans Ventures, Bigcoin Capital and others| private round

Polkally is a P2P marketplace for creating and selling NFTs on the Polkadot Network. Project raised $700k from ExNetwork Capital, Titans Ventures, Bigcoin Capital, Logino Dujardin, x21 Digital, Kyros Ventures, Moondot Capital, SMO Capital, LVT Capital, ICO Pantera, and Blocksync Ventures.

16. Delphi Digital | new fund

Crypto research and venture firm Delphi Digital has launched an “on-chain” fund Delphi InfiNFT to invest in non-fungible token (NFT) projects. InfiNFT is backed by IDEO CoLab Ventures, Calvin Liu of Compound Finance and Divergence Ventures, Jeffrey Zirlin of Axie Infinity, an NFT-based game developer, Andy Chorlian of NFT protocol Fractional, Gabby Dizon of Yield Guild Games, and others.

17. MicroStrategy | news

MicroStrategy has purchased an additional 229 bitcoins for $10m in cash at an average price of ~$43,663 per bitcoin. As of 5/18/2021, company hodls ~92,079 bitcoins acquired for ~$2.251B at an average price of ~$24,450 per bitcoin.

18. True P&L | undiscloused sum | x21 fund | private round

True P&L is backed by x21 fund. True PNL is a social trading and public rating platform by APIs for crypto traders and investors.

19. Nftgate | undiscloused sum | Playcent | acquisition

Decentralized platform Playcent acquired Nftgate to launch Multichain NFT Marketplace powered by Binance Smart Chain, Polygon and Ethereum.

20. Radiologex | $20m | STO

Radiologex will hold an STO token sale on the Securitize platform. The total emission of R-DEE tokens is $100m. At STO, the company will issue 20 million tokens with a par value of $1. The minimum investment amount is $5k for US citizens and $2.5k for residents of other countries. R-DEE is a blockchain platform that provides services for the storage and exchange of data between doctors, healthcare professionals and medical companies.

21. MetaSol | undiscloused sum | Serum| grant

MetaSol develops Meta transactions on Solana (without SOL fees). Project received grant from Serum.

22. Egoras | $2.1m | Exnet Capital, VBC Ventures, JunCapital and others| strategic round

Egoras is a microfinance protocol provides uncollateralised micro-credit to small entrepreneurs. Egoras has successfully completed a strategic funding round. A total of $2.1m was raised, led by Exnet Capital, and were joined by VBC Ventures, JunCapital, Buidlhodl, Three M capital, Resurgence Capital, and Blackdragon. Other backers were Chaos Capital, Aussie Capital, and Everse Capital.

23. Revuto | $1.7m | Black Dragon, VC funds and angel investors | private round

Revuto (REVU) is a payment protocol that harnesses the functionality of Cardano (ADA) smart contracts for retail use cases. The Revuto (REVU) application has raised $1.7m from major VC funds and angel investors. The community-backed blockchain investment team Black Dragon led this round.

24. Copper | $50m |Illuminate Financial Management, Dawn Capital and Target Global| Series A round

London-based crypto custodian Copper has raised $50m in a Series B round led by Dawn Capital and Target Global. Illuminate Financial Management, the enterprise fintech focused venture capital firm, also participated.

25. Carbon | $1.7m |Genesis Block Ventures, Magnus Capital, Kyros Ventures and others | private round

Carbon’s platform offers users a clean and slick user interface intended to implore inspiration and collaboration among the platform’s users. It also streamlines the entry of new artists into the NFT economy. Carbon announced its $1.7m private funding round, led by Genesis Block Ventures. Magnus Capital, Kyros Ventures, Fairum Ventures, Pluto, Tsukiomi Group, LVT Capital and CSO DOA are among investors too.

26. Bit2Me Capital | new fund

Bit2Me, a Spain-registered crypto exchange company, has announced the launch of Bit2Me Capital, a new investment fund to support entrepreneurs and startups in the development of their blockchain projects.

27. InNervations | $50m | China Merchants Bank and Nervos |new fund

Public blockchain network Nervos has announced the launch of a $50m fund InNervation with China Merchants Bank International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Merchants Bank, in a move it says will boost the development of the public blockchain ecosystem in China.

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