Venture Trotter Weekly Review: Week Ending 8/26/22

Last Week’s Crypto Investment Highlights

Links to the recipient website, investment announcement, and token info are provided via hyperlinks on the Recipient Name, $ Raised, and Token columns respectively.

Recipient $ Raised Backers Description Token
Algorand, Near
A DAO of 1,300 founders of YC-backed companies in crypto
Andreessen Horowitz
On-Chain credit scoring for web3
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG), Animoca Brands Corporation Limited
Japanese strategic subsidiary of global Web3 company Animoca Brands
Haun Ventures
We make it really easy to build web3 apps
General Catalyst, Social Capital
On-Chain credit scoring for web3
Rising Captial, BR Capital, NGC Ventures
An independent game studio founded by Will Wright and Lauren Elliott
Galaxy Ventures, Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group, Firstminute Capital, 186 Ventures
Mural makes it simple for leading brands to store, manage, and deploy DAO treasury funds
Comm is crypto-native chat
SBI Group's Digital Asset Opportunity Fund
SolanaFM is the first indexer for the Solana blockchain that allows you to gather and process data with maximum efficiency
Rising Captial, BR Capital, NGC Ventures
World’s Largest Web 3.0 Esports Engagement Platform.
Infinity Ventures Crypto
To empower people with the ownership of their connected data while establishing an on-chain social validation protocol
Borderless Capital
Promote the advancement of NFTs and DAOs on Algorand
Total Invested
  • OrangeDAO is an investment DAO made up of 1,000+ Y Combinator (YC) alumni. YC Gem is the universal that is available for YC alumni who wish to join the team. A select sample of the DAO’s portfolio is visible here.
  • Animoca Brands Japan (Japanese site) is the Japanese subsidiary of Animoca Brands Corporation Limited (Animoca Brands). The $45 million investment by MUFG and Animoca Brands Corporation Limited values the company at ~$500 million. Animoca Brands publishes a broad portfolio including tokens, games, and projects utilizing IP from household names like Disney. Animoca brands als has a large portfolio of over 170 investments in NFT-related companies such as Axie Infinity and OpenSea.

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