Edition #61 - 28 APR 2023
PEPE, the meme coin that launched on *checks watch* Sunday and is already up 21,000%.
A new memecoin called Floki Inu, listed by Binance on Monday, jumped in excess of 50%. It’s sitting at No. 3 after DOGE & SHIB.
Interoperability solutions developer Rarify Labs raised $10M in a funding round led by Pantera Capital, with participation from Protocol Labs, Circle Ventures, Eniac Ventures, Slow Ventures, Hyper, Greycroft.
Battle royale chess Web3 game Royale Chess raised $1M in a Pre-seed funding round from Merit Circle, Polygon Ventures, Solana Ventures, Overwolf, Big Brain Holdings, LD Capital, Round 13 Digital Asset Fund, Sebastian Borget.
Gamified decentralized NFT futures exchange Tribe3 raised $2.1M in a funding round from Spartan Capital, Newman Capital, Infinity Ventures Crypto (IVC), Modular Capital, Cogitent Ventures, BlockBuilders, Founderheads VC, Lapin Digital, Blockhype.
metaverses & AI
Blockchain-based e-commerce metaverse platform Playbux raised $2M in a Seed funding round led by Binance Labs Fund, with participation from Gate io Labs, Tron Foundation, CertiK, Ankr Network, IMO Ventures, Lingfeng Innovation Fund (LIF), Math Wallet, Old Fashion Research (OFR).
Virtual world and metaverse infrastructure provider MetaGravity raised $9.5M in a Seed funding round from SINO Global Capital, The Spartan Group, Market One Capital.
Rollup-centric NFT ecosystem Flow So raised $3M in a Seed funding round led by Nima Capital, with participation from Shima Capital.
DeFi Protocol DFlow raised $5.5M in a funding round led by Framework Ventures, with participation from Cumberland (DRW), Coinbase Ventures, Circle Ventures, Wintermute, Zee Prime Capital, The Spartan Group.
Web3-native SQL data blueprints Tableland raised $8M in a Series A funding round led by CoinFund, with participation from Multicoin Capital, BlueYard Capital, Protocol Labs, A Capital, Betaworks Ventures.
Web3 security API Shield raised $2.1M in a Pre-seed funding round from Kraken Ventures, Eterna Capital, Alchemy Ventures, MoonPay, NGC Ventures, Orange DAO, Steel DAO, Lecca Ventures, MH Ventures, 2PunksCapital, WAGMI Ventures, Halborn, Quantstamp, CoinSwitch, Very Serious Ventures (VSV).
Web3-enabled payroll & compliance solution Rise raised $3.8M in a Seed funding round led by SINO Global Capital, Polymorphic Capital, with participation from Draper Associates, P2P Validator, WWVentures, Hashkey Capital, Paradigm Shift Capital, Cosmo Capital.