Celestia Mainnet Is Live
We are thrilled to announce that the Celestia mainnet is live. This marks a massive milestone for the Celestia community and modular blockchains.
Unchained raises $60M Series B!
We are excited to announce that Unchained raises a $60 million Series B funding round led by Valor Equity Partners.
Swaap Raises $4.5 Seed Round
We are proud to lead this round alongside other great investors such as New Form Capital, C² Ventures, Kima Ventures, Pareto Ventures, Entrepreneur First, and more.
Celestia raises $55M!
The Celestia Foundation has raised $55 million in support from rounds led by Bain Capital Crypto and Polychain Capital with participation from Placeholder, Galaxy, Delphi Digital, Blockchain Capital, NFX, Protocol Labs, Figment, Maven 11, Spartan Group, Jump Crypto, and select angels.
Valory: Enabling rich dApps through an open and permissionless agent protocol
We are excited to back Valory in their mission to bring rich applications to web3 by building the open and autonomous service layer.Read
Frontdoor Labs Raises $1M Pre-Seed Round Led by Signature Ventures
We are truly excited to lead Frontdoor Labs' $1 million seed round and back the team on its mission to build a global web3 talent network.Read
Valory Closes $4M Seed Round
We are thrilled to back Valory on their mission to solve some of the greatest challenges in web3, as part of their $4M Seed round led by True Ventures.Read
Nevermined Closes €3M Seed Round
We are thrilled to co-lead Nevermined's €3 million seed round together with our friends at Polymorphic Capital.Read
Molecule Raises $13M Seed!
We are proud to have been there from the start and to be part of the amazing journey building the future of decentralized science.Read
Notabene Raises $10.2M Series A!
We are proud to have been there from the start and are happy to continue backing their outstanding team through our follow-on investment in this Series A.Read
BTP: Simplifying the Deployment and Management of Enterprise Blockchain Infrastructure
We are excited to back BTP’s enterprise blockchain experts on their mission to bring the benefits of distributed ledgers to businesses.Read
BTP Closes £2M Seed Round
We are thrilled to be a major part of the £2M seed round of Blockchain Technology Partners led by Force Over Mass and us.Read
Unchained Raises $25M Series A
Our portfolio company Unchained has closed a $25M Series A, bringing its company valuation to $125M.Read
Finoa Closes $22M Series A
We are thrilled to announce that we continue to back our portfolio company Finoa as part of their Series A round led by Balderton Capital.Read
Celestia: The General-Purpose Data Availability Layer of the Decentralized Internet
Read our Investment Thesis on why Celestia and its general-purpose data availability layer is a paradigm shift for scalable Blockchain architecture and a catalyst towards a decentralized Internet.Read
Celestia Closes $1.5M Seed Round
We are thrilled to be a major part of the $1.5M seed round of Celestia alongside Binance Labs, Maven11 and KR1.Read
Unchained Raises $5.5M Seed Round
Unchained raised a $5.5 million equity seed round led by institutional Bitcoin technology and financial services firm NYDIG.Read
Unchained: Unlocking the Potential of Bitcoin-Native Multisignature Capabilities
Unchained provides financial services on top of its highly secure and innovative collaborative custody infrastructure tailored to the needs of long-term Bitcoin holders.Read
Notabene Raises Seed Round of $1.77M
As Notabene's first institutional investor in their pre-Seed stage, we are happy to be accompanied by well-known names from the Blockchain and FinTech space: our network partners at Castle Island Ventures led the Seed round, joined by Green Visor Capital, among others.Read
Notabene: Embracing Regulation within the Blockchain Space
Notabene is building a Blockchain-focused compliance platform to provide crypto businesses with the tools to implement regulatory compliance in a simple way. Their diverse founder team follows a Blockchain-first approach combining decentralized-identity technology with the highest compliance standards.Read
Bitcoin Is Adopted by Corporate Treasuries
Seemingly overnight, the cryptocurrency has become popular as a reserve asset among publicly-listed US companies. There are signs that this is only the beginning.Read
How blockchain and AI converge towards an internet of collective intelligence (german)
Schönes neues World Wide WebRead
Bitcoin’s Next Bull Run?
How do institutional investors prepare for a next Bitcoin bull marketRead
Molecule: The Next Stage in the Evolution of Drug Development
Molecule aims to disrupt the pharmaceutical drug discovery and development industry. Their outstanding team is building a trust-less open platform for the efficient management of pharmaceutical intellectual property (IP) between researchers and investors.Read
What Blockchain Founders Can Do in Times of COVID-19
This article was originally written and published in collaboration with dGen for their two-part series, which surveyed some of the top blockchain investors in Europe.Read
Doing It for the Money
The fight against the Coronavirus causes companies and scientists to collaborate closer, which accelerates the evolution towards open knowledge and data ecosystems and is bound to reshape the financial landscapeRead
Early Blockchain Projects Are Starting to Scale
Recent VC-driven financing rounds within the blockchain industry indicate that an increasing number of companies are reaching important milestones and that company growth is gaining momentum.Read
We Are Backing Finoa
Happy to announce that Signature Ventures joined the seed round of Finoa GmbH. Looking forward to supporting Christopher May and Henrik Gebbing in building the leading custody solution for digital assets in Europe.Read
The Path to Blockchain Adoption Is Not Paved Yet
Ideas of decentralization might be concrete for those who cope with them on a daily basis, but highly abstract for those who are still living in the mostly centralized reality.Read
The Promises and Perils of DeFi
The advent of Ethereum along with its flexible smart-contract language that provides developers with a broad toolkit to build decentralized applications has led to a slew of ambitious projects ranging from decentralized exchanges to trading and insurance.Read
Banking the Un(der)banked: Opportunities and Limits of Blockchain Technology
Recently, Facebook released their specification for the Libra project, a global currency to connect the world. In this piece we take a closer look at the unbanked and underbanked and the role Blockchain technology could play to accelerate progress towards resolution.Read
Decentralized Identity: The Dawn of the Self-Sovereign Individual
In recent years, decentralized identity has regained attention due to numerous data breaches and the advent of blockchain technology. In this piece we take a look at the evolution of digital identity, Microsoft’s Identity Overlay Network (ION), and how decentralized identity could contribute to the digital transformation.Read
Global Blockchain VC Study
In our Global Blockchain VC study, we analyzed the portfolios of 172 venture capital firms based in the US, Europe and Asia. By categorizing 881 portfolio companies according to clearly defined Blockchain sectors, we compiled a comprehensive overview of the Blockchain VC landscape.Read
Why Blockchain is a Game Changer
Blockchain has the potential to redefine gaming in terms of ownership of digital assets, interoperability of games and governance. A number of gaming publishers have already been dipping their toes into blockchain games. But gamers should not hang their hopes up too high, at least in the short to medium term.Read