Software is Eating the World!

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Half a billion dollars is heading toward DeFi, NFTs, and scores of other projects. So it’s time to party folks. And a16Z is hosting, as it is once again launching a $400MM fund to expand into new technology. The theme this week seems to be DeFi, where at each tier decentralized finance projects are getting funding. 

Low Tier ($16.1MM)

Newly formed DeFi Education Fund announced the first round of grants, totaling $195,000

Cabital Crypto savings platform secures $4MM in latest seed round

Avalanche-based DeFi protocol Trader Joe raised $5MM from Three Arrows Capital and others

Evrynet raised $7MM in successful funding round

Mid Tier ($158MM)

Community investing DeFi project Syndicate scored $20MM raise led by a16z

Polkadot-based DeFi protocol Parallel Finance raised $22MM in Series A funding

US defense contractor Simba Chain raises $25 million to boost NFT efforts

MUFG boosts its crypto exposure following $41MM Zipmex funding round

Alpaca, stock brokerage platform, secured $50MM

High Tier ($720MM)

Leading DeFi projects launch $100MM global adoption initiative

‘Vincent Van Dough’ launched NFT fund with Three Arrows Capital founders, plans to raise $100MM

Offchain Labs, building Arbitrum for Secure Ethereum dApps, raised $120MM

a16z launched $400MM Seed Fund to expand into new technology

In addition, Fantom Foundation unveils 370M FTM incentive program.

Paul McNeal
Paul McNeal

Paul McNeal aka “The Crypto Curator” is a Speaker, Brand Evangelist, and Technologist. He spent the earlier part of his career serving in the United States Navy Submarine Force working in communications. He co-founded a content curation startup that grew rapidly and was recently acquired. He was an early adopter of Bitcoin, becoming aware of it in 2011, and has since continued to monitor the developments of Blockchain Technology daily. Paul’s curation is hand-selected daily, and is featured in our newsletter and website every Friday!

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