Crypto security startup Hypernative raises $9M to help prevent web3 cyber attacks

Crypto security startup Hypernative raises $9M to help prevent web3 cyber attacks

Hypernative, a crypto security-focused startup, has raised $9 million in seed funding as it emerges from stealth, co-founder and CEO Gal Sagie exclusively told TechCrunch. The funding round was led by boldstart ventures and IBI tech fund, with strategic investments from Blockdaemon, Alchemy, Borderless, CMT Digital, Nexo and angel investors. The company was started by […]

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Deal Box’s venture arm to invest $125M in startups using web3 technology

Deal Box’s venture arm to invest $125M in startups using web3 technology

Deal Box, a capital markets advisory and token offering packaging platform, has launched its venture arm with plans to invest $125 million in startups using web3 technology, the company shared Wednesday. “We believe in the transformative power of web3, and we plan to invest in both web3 startups and companies that use web3 technology, including […]

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Web3 messaging infrastructure Notifi raises $10M seed round co-led by Hashed, Race Capital 

Web3 messaging infrastructure Notifi raises $10M seed round co-led by Hashed, Race Capital 

Notifi, a communication infrastructure platform for Web3, said Tuesday it has raised $10 million in an oversubscribed seed funding co-led by previous backers Hashed and Race Capital. Other investors include Struck Capital, HRT Capital, Wintermute, Superscrypt founded by Temasek, bringing its total funding to $12.5 million.    The ten-month-old startup wants to address the broken […]

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Crypto bear markets are a ‘great time’ to launch startups, industry execs say

Crypto bear markets are a ‘great time’ to launch startups, industry execs say

Uniswap’s Mary-Catherine Lader, Visa’s Cuy Sheffield, and Brett Harrison, former president of FTX, said at TechCrunch Disrupt that it’s still a great time to build a crypto startup.

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NEAR protocol spin-off Open Web Collective launches venture arm to invest in early-stage web3

NEAR protocol spin-off Open Web Collective launches venture arm to invest in early-stage web3

Open Web Collective, a blockchain and web3 accelerator, has launched a new division called OWC Ventures to invest in early-stage crypto startups, the team exclusively told TechCrunch. The division is backed by Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group and the blockchain protocol NEAR (which OWC previously spun out from), Jeff Lavoie, head of investments at OWC […]

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Goldsky raises $20M to bring real-time, on-chain data to crypto companies

Goldsky raises $20M to bring real-time, on-chain data to crypto companies

Despite well-known volatility in the crypto market, crypto startups building infrastructure to support the industry’s long-term growth have seemed to fare better than their peers. This is especially true for data, a universally necessary input for web3 companies, with crypto data firms like Messari reportedly fundraising amid a down market. Goldsky, a data infrastructure company […]

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Spectral raises $23M to help create web3 credit scores

Spectral raises $23M to help create web3 credit scores

As more traditional finance products and services find their way into web3, there are some crypto startups emerging with a focus on adding decentralization to old school practices. Spectral, a credit risk assessment infrastructure web3 startup, has raised $23 million in a round led by General Catalyst and Social Capital, the company’s co-founder and CEO […]

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7 first-time fund managers detail how they’re preparing to thrive during the downturn

Y Combinator alumni raise $80 million for DAO to back crypto startups

Groups of people seeking to invest together have been turning to the crypto-native DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) structure for a collective decision-making framework. While an investment DAO typically can only have up to 100 members in order to stay compliant with SEC rules, Orange DAO has found a way to bring over over 1,000 Y […]

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5 investors explain why Latin America is poised to weather the crypto winter

5 investors explain why Latin America is poised to weather the crypto winter

From high poverty rates to low financial inclusion, there are common threads throughout LatAm that explain why trends such as play-to-earn crypto gaming have seen widespread adoption.

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