GM and welcome to Dove Dispatch #32!
We decided to keep the issues short during Christmas break. We will only include the new fundraising rounds.
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Last week 36 projects announced fundraising rounds:
UNQClub ($3M) | One-click ownership DAOs for NFT collectors and beyond — with participation from SkyVision Capital, NGC Ventures, Moonrock Capital, TPS Capital, Infinity Ventures Crypto, Solana Capital, Walsh Wealth Ventures, Gate.io, MEXC Exchange, Chain Capital, Titans Ventures, Basics Capital, ZBS Capital, Solar Eco Fund, Kernel Ventures, Jump Capital, GSR, Solanium Ventures, ChainGuardians, AU21 Capital, Everse Capital, CryptoJ, Big Brain Holdings, Banter Capital, RR² CAPITAL, Bitcoin Guru, Capital SB, Kirin Fund, DWeb3 Capital, MoonEdge, Waterdrip Capital, FBG Capital, Skynet Trading, and Sesterce Capital.
Jadu ($7M) | A mobile app that allows fans to perform alongside holograms of their favorite musicians and performers — with participation from General Catalyst, Metapurse, LionTree, Coinbase Ventures, The Venture Reality Fund, PKO Investments, Progression Fund, Guy Oseary, Sound Ventures, Keith Grossman, and Nick Adler.
League of Kingdoms ($3M) | An MMO Strategy game where gamers fight for dominion — with participation from Hashed, Andreessen Horowitz, Binance Labs, Sequoia Capital, Blocktower Capital, SkyVision Capital, Yield Guild Games, and DeSpread.
VIBRA ($6M) | The easiest & safest way to learn, trade and invest crypto — with participation from Lateral Frontiers VC, CRE Venture Capital, Musha Ventures, Dragonfly Capital, Hashkey Capital, SNZ Holding, Fenbushi Capital, Cadenza Ventures, Head & Shoulder X, LeadBlock Partners, Hash Global, Bonfire Ventures, Krypital Group, and Despace.
Cyball ($1.8M) | A football-themed, NFT-based game with a Play-to-Earn model that allows you to test your might against players from around the world — with participation from BITKRAFT Ventures, Impossible Finance, Animoca Brands, Ascensive Assets, Yield Guild Games, Merit Circle, GuildFi, Ancient8, Avocado Guild, Good Games Guild, Coin98 Ventures, Raydium, Lua Ventures, ROK Capital, PANONY, SkyVision Capital, MEXC Exchange, Gabby Dizon, Trung Nguyen, Darren Lau, Cryptopathic, Tascha Punyaneramitdee, Loi Luu, Kevin Lu, and Or Perelman.
HEIR ($10M) | A new community platform that offers an exclusive and capped membership experience to some of the world’s most notable athletes — with participation from Thrive Capital, Solana Capital, Alexis Ohanian, Lonzo Ball, and William Wesley.
Aztec ($17M) | A protocol uses cutting-edge zero-knowledge proofs to enable private transactions on Ethereum — with participation from A.capital, Ethereal Ventures, Libertus Capital, Variant, Nascent, imToken Ventures, Scalar Capital, DeFi Alliance, IOSG Ventures, ZKValidator, Anthony Sassano , Stani Kulechov, Bankless, DeFi Dad , Mariano Conti , Vitalik Buterin, and Paradigm.
Nansen ($75M) | A blockchain analytics platform that enriches on-chain data with millions of wallets labels — with participation from Accel, GIC, Andreessen Horowitz, Tiger Global Management, SCB 10X, Amplify Partners, L1 Digital, Cristobal Conde, Skyfall Ventures, Folius Ventures, Old Fashion Research, Adam White, Ryan Rabaglia, Prabhakar Reddy, Anastasia Andrianova, and Ameet Patel.
Bridgesplit ($4.25M) | NFT fractionalization, pooling, and lending protocol on Solana — with participation from CoinFund, Jump Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Solana Capital, Packy McCormick, Sfermion, Liquid2 Ventures, a41 Ventures, Rucker Park Capital, Anthony Pompliano, Joe Montana, Joe McCann, Harry Hurst, Jeff Maggioncalda, Dylan Macaliano, Esther Crawford, Serum, George Bousis, 0x Ventures, and Wave 7.
Breadcrumbs ($1.6M) | A blockchain analytics tool empowering users to monitor and investigate cryptocurrencies — with participation from Distributed Global, Cadenza Ventures, Spartan Group, Signum Capital, and Everglades Capital.
Hubble Protocol ($3.6M) | The one-stop-shop for interest rate products in Solana — with participation from Three Arrows Capital, Jump Capital, CMS Holdings, Spartan Group, Delphi Digital, Mechanism Capital, DeFi Alliance, DeFiance Capital, Decentral Park Capital, Digital Strategies, and Solana Foundation.
Stocktwits ($30M) | The global voice of finance and investing — with participation from Alameda Research, and Times Bridge.
Anchorage ($350M) | A digital asset platform offering custody, trading, and financing services, as well as staking and governance — with participation from Goldman Sachs, Alameda Research, Andreessen Horowitz, BlackRock, Blockchain Capital, DeltaBCFund, Elad Gil, GIC, GoldenTree Asset Management, Innovius Capital, Kraken, Lux Capital, Senator Investment Group, Standard Investments, Wellington Management, KKR, Apollo Global Management, and PayPal Ventures.
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GIANT ($5M) | A leading-edge web3 protocol to decentralize and democratize access to the internet and financial services — with participation from CoinFund, gumi Cryptos, Blockchange Ventures, Entheos, Argonautic Ventures, and Bronco Fund.
Solscan ($4M) | The user-friendly and real-time update Scanning Tool for the Solana ecosystem — with participation from Multicoin Capital, Electric Capital, Jump Capital, Alameda Research, Solana Capital, Signum Capital, and CoinGecko Ventures.
Qonsent ($5M) | A consumer-first platform for dynamic consent — with participation from Zekavat Investment Group, Gary Vaynerchuk, Michael Kassan, Tom Chavez, Crosscut Ventures, Brand New Matter, Marc DeBevoise, and Lunch Partners.
Lucy Labs ($3M) | A multi-strategy cryptocurrency asset management firm focused on developing and applying quantitative and fundamental trading strategies in major spot, lending, and futures cryptocurrency markets — with participation from DeepWork Capital, Red Building Capital, Immeasurable, and Cogent.
Ramp ($52.7M) | Offering an SDK/APIs suite that lets your users buy crypto straight from your app — with participation from Balderton Capital, NFX, Galaxy Digital, Seedcamp, Firstminute Capital, Taavet Hinrikus, and Francesco Simoneschi.
Ledn ($70M) | A better home for your bitcoin. Credit and savings products for your digital assets — with participation from 10T Fund, GoldenTree Asset Management, Raptor Group, FJ Labs, Alan Howard, Kingsway Capital, Global Founders Capital, Hashed, Ascendant Capital Partners, CMT Digital, Coinbase Ventures, Susquehanna International Group, John Pfeffer, ParaFi Capital, and White Star Capital.
Sound.xyz ($5M) | Connecting artists and listeners to take ownership over the culture they create together — with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Variant, Kygo, Palm Tree Crew, Weekend Fund, Atelier Ventures, Scalar Capital, Packy McCormick, FlamingoDAO, The LAO, Trevor McFedries, Cooper Turley, Jacob Horne, Sina Habibian, Jing Wang, Breck Stodghill, Steve Klebanoff, John Palmer, Marc Weinstein, Holly Herndon, Mat Dryhurst, Jess Sloss, 21 Savage, DJ Drama, Tunde Balogun, Stevo Dingle, Trevor Patterson, Conor Ambrose, Jesse Coren, and Charlie Christie.
Galoy ($3M) | Bitcoin Banking Infrastructure for communities + institutions built on Lightning — with participation from Craft Ventures, Kingsway Capital, Trammell Venture Partners, Balaji Srinivasan, Fulgur Ventures, Bitcoiner Ventures, Vijay Boyapati, and Brad Mills.
Lambda256 ($60M) | Build, deploy and manage innovative solutions using blockchains — with participation from Dunamu, Hanhwa Systems, Chong Kun Dang, Yanolja, Daelim, VTI Partners, DSC Investments, Shinhan Venture Capital, SBI Investments, and KB Investment.
Proof of Impact ($2.3M) | Redefining how people come together to make a positive, lasting impact — with participation from Altera Private, Working Capital Fund, Oxford Angel Fund, Blufolio, Franklin Templeton Investments, CV VC, Ausum Ventures, Olaf Hannemann, and Charly Kleissner.
NYDIG ($1B) | A leading technology and financial services firm dedicated to Bitcoin — with participation from WestCap, Bessemer Venture Partners, FinTech Collective, Affirm, Fiserv, MassMutual, New York Life Insurance, Morgan Stanley, and FIS.
Danvas ($7M) | Creating the world's first beautiful, museum-quality innovative digital art canvases — with participation from VaynerFund, UTA Ventures, Greycroft, Rich Greenfield, Jason Nazar, Lerer Hippeau, Waverley Capital, and BDMI.
Moonray ($3.5M) | Far-future, surreal sci-fi Action-RPG coming to Bitcoin via Stacks — with participation from Stacks Accelerator, Animoca Brands, SBX Capital, New Layer Capital, GBV Capital, Cointelligence Fund, Fairum Ventures, Gossamer Capital, OIG Investment Group, ExNetwork Capital, Metavest Capital, LucidBlue Ventures, LD Capital, DWeb3 Capital, Champion Hill Ventures, Sfermion, LongHash Ventures, DeltaHub Capital, DeSpread, CSP DAO, and AlphaCrypto Capital.
Ex Populus ($8.5M) | The best collectibles from the industry's most talented creators — with participation from Yolo Ventures, Sneaky Ventures, Perpetual Protocol, Libra Capital, Gerstenbrot Capital, Fisher8 Capital, CitizenX Crypto Ventures, Blockwall, Akatsuki, and 8186 Capital.
Spatial ($25M) | The best collectibles from the industry's most talented creators — with participation from Pine Venture Partners, Maven Capital Partners, Korea Investment Partners, KB Investment, Mirae Asset Global Investments, Inovia Capital, Lerer Hippeau, and White Star Capital.
Rumble Kong League ($4.5M) | Discover a never-before-seen basketball experience, combining play-to-earn with true digital ownership — with participation from JDS Sports, CAA Sports, Framework Ventures, IDEO Colab Ventures, Animoca Brands, SkyVision Capital, Paul George, Victory Creative Group, Sébastien Borget, and Arthur Madrid.
CityPay.io ($500k) | A digital currency payment solution for businesses, allowing them to accept payments in cryptocurrencies.
BitTurk | Cryptocurrency trading platform — with participation from Basarsoft.
PleasrDAO | A blockchain aligned group of a few dozen crypto investors that have been teaming up to buy high-priced NFTs — with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Mechanism Capital, Taureon Capital, Dragonfly Capital, Variant, Andrew Kang, Santiago R. Santos, Tarun Chitra, Mariano Conti , Robert Leshner , Stani Kulechov, Leighton Cusack, Tetranode, David Hoffman, Darren Lau, Darryl Lau, Blue Kirby, Fiskantes, Julien Bouteloup, Tom Schmidt, Calvin Liu, George Lambeth, Alex Svanevik, Andy Chorlian, gmoneyNFT, pplpleasr, Su Zhu, RAC, Bassjackers, Blue Kirby, Redphonecrypto, Fiskantes, Jeremy Kerbal, MapleLeafCap, Fire Eyes DAO, Tyler Ward, Euwyn Poon, Chris Shen, Burke Scott, Spencer Harrison, Pussy Riot, Jason Naylor, Alex Hooker, and Paris Blohm.
Chain Core Technology ($1M) | Providing chip customization, intelligent hardware solution, and industrial vertical solution for blockchain clients — with participation from Songshan Capital.
AcadArena ($3.5M) | The leading organization for Campus Gaming and Esports Education in the Philippines and Southeast Asia — with participation from 1kx, Hashed, PKO Investments, Kingsway Capital, Iterative, Infinity Ventures Crypto, Eden Holdings, Hustle Fund, Kevin Lin, Kun Gao, Holly Liu, Patrick Lee, Jeff Zirlin, Stephen Ellis, Michael Chow, Ray Chan, Yat Siu, Aldrich Tan, and Jonathan Shipman.
The Parallel ($4.3M) | An Infinite Metaverse where players create symbiotic dream worlds — with participation from Kyber Network, OKEX, Moonrock Capital, GD10 Ventures, Signum Capital, UG Ventures, RADA Community, AstroV Ventures, Coincu Ventures, and RADA.
thirdweb ($5M) | Build web3 apps, easily — with participation from Gary Vaynerchuk, Mark Cuban, Ryan Hoover, Adam Foroughi, Greg Isenberg, and Christian Angermayer.
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