Edition #63 - 12 MAY 2023
Transmedia development studio Aether Games raised $4.5M in a funding round from Mysten Labs, Polygon Ventures, MagicEden, Polkastarter, Cogitent Ventures, Ultra, GSR Ventures, Emurgo Ventures, Master Ventures, Eclipse.
Mars4 secures long-term financial support from DWF Labs, boosting AI-powered metaverse game development.
NFT marketplace AlienSwap raised $12M in a strategic funding round led by NEXT Leader Capital, C² Ventures, with participation from OKX Ventures, Araceae Capital, BIP32 Venture, Ankr Network, Kryptos, Eureka Trading, Mission Street Ventures, ARPA Official, Tranching Protocol.
NFT brand Pudgy Penguins raised $9M in a seed funding round led by 1kx, with participation from Big Brain Holdings, Kronos Research, Old Fashion Research (OFR), CRIT Ventures.
metaverses & AI
BlockGPT launches ‘chat to earn’ ecosystem for training AI.
Google I/O: Tech giant slings raft of new AI tools — So what’s coming?
BNB NFT marketplace Tabi (ex Treasureland) raised $10M in a funding round from Animoca Brands, Binance Labs Fund, Draper Dragon, Hashkey Capital, Infinity Ventures Crypto (IVC), Youbi Capital.
Privacy company Webb raised $7M in a funding round led by Polychain Capital and Lemniscap, with participation from Commonwealth, Coin Merge Strategy (CMS), Zee Prime Capital.
Cyber threat intelligence solutions company Cloudburst raised $3M in a Seed funding round led by Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV), with participation from Coinbase Ventures, Bloccelerate.
The MiCA effect - The share of VC investment into European crypto projects is up almost 10x in one year - from a share of 5.9% in Q1 2022 to 47.6% in Q2 2023.