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NEWS & Weekly Essentials

Edition #105 - 05 MAY 2024

The new ad premiered on Saturday during the Lakers NBA Playoff game held at the Arena.

gaming developments

  • ​​​​Blade Gaming raised $2.4M to build a new gaming engine. The investment will fuel the development of onchain games building on the WebAssembly and zkVM tech stacks. Round led by PTC Crypto (Palm Tree Crew), IOSG Ventures, with participation from Bonfire Union, Animoca Ventures, Mantle Network, Foresight X, Formless Capital, Public Works, Puzzle Ventures, K300 Ventures.​​

  • ​​Game development studio created action-RPG Overworld OVERWORLD received funding from DWF Ventures. Amount is not disclosed.

  • ​​Web3 gaming company Uncharted raised $1.7M in a Seed funding round led by Shima Capital, with participation from The Spartan Group, Double Peak Group, Devmons, 32bit Ventures, Liquid X Ventures, D64 Ventures, Flying Falcon, Vamient Capital, Robbie Ferguson, Cozomo de’ Medici, Bharat Krymo, 0xbrent, Aleksander Larsen, Elroy Cheo, Xeer, Michael Arnold, KDOT.

  • ​​Infrastructure protocol for gaming & Web3 STYLE Protocol raised $2.5M in a Seed funding round from Morningstar Ventures, DCI capital (Dutch Crypto Investors), NxGen, Genesis Block Ventures Capital (GBV), Protocol Labs, Filecoin, Alpha Grep, FunFair Ventures.

  • ​​LBS Game L3E7 raised $10M in a funding round led by The Spartan Group, SevenX Ventures, with participation from Longling Capital, Foresight Ventures, OKX Ventures , Big Brain Holdings, Vertex Ventures, Comma3 Ventures, Mantle Network, Hailstone Labs, BitValue Capital, Liquid X Ventures, BuzzBridge Capital, dingaling, Grail eth, Cristian Manea.

  • ​​Community-driven chess game Anichess raised $1.8M in a funding round led by Sfermion, Amber Group, with participation from Fenbushi Capital, Aspen Digital, SNZ Holding.

metaverses & AI

  • ​​​​Training AI on Your NFTs.

  • Karius, a ten-year-old company based in Redwood City, CA, that has developed a non-invasive blood test that uses genomic technologies and artificial intelligence to detect over 1,000 pathogens from a single blood sample, raised a $100 million Series C round co-led by Khosla Ventures, 5AM Ventures, and Gilde Healthcare, with additional participation from Seventure Partners as well as previous investors Softbank Vision Fund 2, General Catalyst, and HBM Healthcare Investments.


  • ​​Decentralized meme token Shiba Inu raised $12M in a funding round from P2 Ventures, Mechanism Capital, Big Brain Holdings, Shima Capital, Animoca Brands, Morningstar Ventures, Woodstock, DWF Ventures, Stake Capital, Comma3 Ventures.

  • ​​​​Decentralised perpetuals exchange X10 raised $6.5M in a funding round from Tioga Capital Partners, Semantic Ventures, Cherry Ventures, Starkware, Cyber Fund, Konstantin Lomashuk.

funding rounds


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