Participation from Multicoin, Hashed, Coinbase Ventures, Digital Currency Group, Almeda, CoinGecko, and top-tier angels.
As DeFi continues to grow, we’ve seen an influx of capital in top projects from industry-leading firms and funds.
This page is meant to serve as a resource for notable DeFi investments, including an overview of recent trends from the past month.
DeFi Investment Trends for September 2020
DeFi investments are hotter than ever. With dozens of rounds closing behind closed doors, September will be a month of shipping for many of the industry’s best-kept secrets. However, the time for VCs to get in early could be coming to an end.
With the advent of Fair Launch Capital, many teams are now opting to skip the funding and go straight to market. As security audits become more affordable for early teams through grants and community support, it’s fascinating to consider what the next YFI – a successful token largely due to foraging any formal investment – might look like.
Coming back to reality, VC’s are eager for new opportunities, and Fall looks to be the quarter of AMM’s, better known as “Uniswap Killers”.
Notable DeFi Investments for 2020
Participation from Fourth Revolution Capital, ParaFi, Kain Warwick, Stani Kulechov, Centrality, Blockchain Companies and Dahret Group.
Participation from Almeda Research, Binance Labs, Three Arrows Captial, Multicoin Capital, Mechanism Captial.
Participation from USV, Paradigm, Version One, Variant, Parafi Capital, SV Angel, and A.Capital.
Participation from Polychain Capital, Dragonfly Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Three Arrows Capital, and Calvin Liu.
Participation from Parafi and Framework Ventures
Participation from Three Arrows Capital and Framework Ventures with public disclosure from Parafi and DTC Captial.
Participation from Dragonfly Captial, 1kx, DTC Capital (Spencer Noon), Version One Ventures, Uncorrelated Ventures, A.Capital, Balaji Srinivasan, Robert Leshner, and Linda Xie.
Participation from Union Square Ventures, Placeholder, CoinFund, Dragonfly Capital and Numerai founder Richard Craib.
Participation from Multicoin Capital, Huobi Capital and CMBI.
Participation from IDEO CoLab Ventures, ConsenSys Labs and DTC Capital.
Participation from Pantera Capital, Naval Ravikant, Balaji Srinivasan, Coinbase Ventures, IDEO Colab, Robot Ventures (Robert Leshner of Compound Finance), and Loi Luu (Kyber Network).
Participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Polychain Capital and Bain Capital among others.
Participation from Polychain Capital, Sequoia Capital’s Surge, Dragonfly Capital, ConsenSys Labs, Astarc Ventures, Singapore Angel Network and Balaji Srinivasan.