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100th edition

Edition #100 - 18 MAR 2024




gaming developments

  • ​​​​​​Multiplayer action RPG built on Immutable X ChronoForge (RIFT Foundation) raised $3M in a strategic funding round from Citizen Capital Fund, Swissborg Ventures, XBorg, MH Ventures, Spirit DAO, WWVentures, Spicy Capital, Liquid X Ventures, Steady Stack, 369 Capital, Nexus Labs, Contango Digital Assets, Ghaf Capital Partners, PG Capital, Open Market Group (OMG), Ivan on Tech, dingaling, Zeneca, Alex Becker, FaZe Banks, Brian D Evans, EllioTrades, cr0ss eth, Grail eth, Manu Terrones Godoy, Lark Davis.

  • On-chain life simulation strategy game Cellula reveived funding from Binance Labs Fund. Amount is not disclosed.

  • Gamified incentivization layer protocol Kaskade Finance closed pre-seed funding round from Marshland Capital, NxGen, Artemis Capital, Andromeda Capital, HerculesDAO, 369 Capital, Crypto Oasis, Virtual Bacon, Brian D Evans, CryptoJack. Amount raised is not disclosed.

  • ​​Web3 gaming platform Blockus raised $4M in a pre-seed funding round led by Maple VC, with participation from Altos Ventures, Zhuoxun Yin, Michael Ma, Bryan Pelligrino.

  • ​​GameFi platform built on the Bitcoin Protocol Trex20 raised $1M in a seed funding round from Moonrock Capital, Marshland Capital, NxGen, x21 Digital, Oddiyana Ventures, Triple Gem Capital, Nabais Capital.

  • ​​GameFi universe based on Blast Munchables closed Pre-seed funding round led by Manifold, Mechanism Capital, with participation from Selini Capital, Eden Holdings (ED3N Ventures), 3Commas, One Block Capital Advisory, Hidden Street Capital, Duplicate Capital, Jordi Alexander, CBB0FE, 0xLawliette, Casey K. Caruso, Andrew Kang, dingaling, DCF God, Bharat Krymo, Hype.eth, Danish Chaudhry. Amount raised is not disclosed.

  • ​​NFT shooter game built on the Solana Nyan Heroes raised $3M in a strategic funding round led by Mechanism Capital, with participation from Delphi Ventures, Sfermion, Momentum 6 (M6), 3Commas Capital, Kosmos Ventures, CSP DAO, Devmons.

  • ​​AAA game development studio Param Labs received funding from Animoca Brands. Amount is not disclosed.

  • ​​Game studio developed NFT shooting game MadWorld Carbonated raised $11M in a Series A funding round led by com2us, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z crypto), BITKRAFT Ventures, Cypher Capital, Blocore, Goal Ventures, WAGMI Ventures.

metaverses & AI


  • ​​DEPIN+AI data privacy solution Privasea raised $5M in a Seed funding round from Binance Labs Fund, Gate Labs, MH Ventures, K300 Ventures, Crypto Times, Bully Ventures, Oxbull, Basics Capital, Dewhales Capital, The DuckDao, TPC Club (The presale club), NxGen, Zephyrus Capital, GuanxiDAO, 1NVST.

  • ​​Decentralized computing network IO Research raised $30M in a Series A funding round led by Hack VC, with participation from Multicoin Capital, 6th Man Ventures (6MV), M13, Delphi Digital, Solana Labs, Aptos Labs, Foresight Ventures, LongHash Ventures, SevenX Ventures, ArkStream Capital, Animoca Brands, Continue Capital, MH Ventures, OKX Ventures (ex OKEx Blockdream Ventures), Anatoly Yakovenko, Yat Siu, Mohammad Shaikh, Jin Kang, Avery Ching.

  • ​​NFT crowdfunding platform SnowSeed raised $5M in a funding round from Medi Crypto International (MCI), Buckingham Holdings Indonesia.​​

  •  Crypto AI startup Sahara Labs raised $6M in a seed funding round led by Polychain Capital, with participation from Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners, Samsung Next, dao5 (daofive), GeekCartel, Nomad Capital, Canonical Crypto, Motherson Group, Dispersion Capital, Alumni Ventures (AVG), Tangent Ventures, Coho Deeptech, Sandeep Nailwal.

  • ​​AI Credit Intelligence platform Synnax Technologies raised $1M in a pre-seed funding round led by No Limit Holdings (NLH), with participation from Bitscale Capital, Edessa Capital, Everstake Capital, GameFi Ventures, Ausvic Capital, Hex Trust, Kenetic, Moonvault Capital, Ryze Labs, Typhon Ventures, MH Ventures, Drops Ventures.

  • ​​Decentralized AI personalization protocol for blockchains Bluwhale raised $7M in a seed funding round led by SBI Holdings, with participation from Cardano, Momentum 6 (M6), Primal Capital, NxGen, Ghaf Capital Partners, Spyre Capital, Baselayer Capital, Haseeb Qureshi, Charles Huang, Jack McCauley.


defi


  • ​​Bitcoin-based DeFi solution BitSmiley received strategic funding from KuCoin Ventures.​​

  • ​​Bitcoin DeFi Hub OrangeDX raised $1.5M in a funding round from Genesis Block Ventures Capital (GBV), Oddiyana Ventures, NxGen, Triple Gem Capital, x21 Digital, Alphabit, Spicy Capital.

  • Decentralized lending protocol built on Merlin Chain Avalon Finance closed Seed funding round from SNZ Holding, Summer Ventures, Spark Digital Capital, Matrixdock, Web3Port Labs.​​​​


funding rounds

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Institutional crypto platform Utila raised $11.5M in a seed funding round led by NFX, Wing Venture Capital, with participation from Framework Ventures, Fasanara Capital, North Island Ventures (NIV), Republic Capital (ex Republic Labs), Liquid 2 Ventures, Inspired Capital, Lyrik Ventures, DCG Expeditions, Launchpad VC, Shima Capital, K5 Global, Big Brain Holdings, Impatient Ventures, Cyverse Capital, Starkware, Psalion VC, Balaji Srinivasan, Surojit Chatterjee, Charlie Songhurst.​​

  • L1 blockchain platform initially designed by Telegram The Open Network (TON) raised $8M in a funding round from Mirana Ventures.

  • ​​Cryptography company focused on FHE for blockchain and AI Zama raised $73M in a Series A funding round led by Multicoin Capital, Protocol Labs, with participation from Metaplanet, Blockchange Ventures, VSquared Ventures, Stake Capital, Portal Ventures, Anatoly Yakovenko, Tarun Chitra, Juan Benet, Gavin Wood, Julien Bouteloup.

  • ​​Ethereum's L2, powered by the Solana Virtual Machine, Eclipse raised $50M in a Series A funding round led by Placeholder, Hack VC, with participation from Polychain Capital, Delphi Digital, Maven 11 Capital, DBA, Fenbushi Capital.

 


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