Despite a cold start in the first week of 2023, funding has ramped back up, increasing from just $7M in the first week of 2023 to $65M and $186M in the last two weeks, respectively. The majority of this funding came from Web3 and NFTs,...

Web3 Funds Load up on Dry Powder

2022 Crypto Fundraising Report

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Click Here for the full report.Since late 2021, crypto markets have struggled in the face of a challenging macroeconomic background highlighted by rampant inflation and geopolitical conflict. Asset price drawdowns were exacerbated by a violent unwind of unhealthy leverage in the space, which revealed outright fraudulent behavior among...

Funding is off to a Slow Start in 2023

Crypto funding is off to a slow start in 2023, with only five deals this week and a total of ~$7M in funding (two deals did not report the funding amount, so the actual number is a bit higher). It’s worth noting that this is in large part due to...

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Fri December 23, 2022

Binance's Acquisition Spree Continues

Funding dropped considerably this week, falling to $26m from $503 million last week. Infrastructure deals led funding with 42% of the capital raised. All the fundraising this week was in the seed round stage. The largest deal raised was a $7.8 million seed round by Revel, an NFT minting and...

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Fri December 16, 2022

CeFi and Infrastructure Remain Strong

Funding saw a notable increase this week, rising to $503 million from $73 million last week. CeFi and Infrastructure made up the large majority of capital raised, representing 60% and 31%, respectively. The largest deal this week was a $300 million Series C deal raised by Amber Group. Amber Group...

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Fri December 9, 2022

DeFi Takes the Reins

Funding saw a sharp decrease this week as we progress through the final month of the year. This week's fundraising total was $57 million compared to $198 million last week. DeFi was the bright spot in the lackluster week, representing 37% of all fundraising. A trend is emerging around decentralized...

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Fri December 2, 2022

Funding Takes a Dive After FTX Collapse

Today we are covering both this week and last week due to Thanksgiving last Thursday. Not surprisingly, funding was low last week during the holiday and amid the FTX insolvency. Funding decreased from $280M the week of 11/18 to just $41M last week. However, we’re seeing funding starting to bounce...

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Fri November 18, 2022

Building Foundations

Funding saw an uptick this week, with the total amount rising to $280 million from $242 million last week. Infrastructure had a dominant week, comprising nearly 87% of all dollars raised. Most funding came from a $200 million Series C round by Matter Labs (this week’s deal of the week)....

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Fri November 11, 2022

Infrastructure is King

Funding was on par with last week’s levels, with the total amount rising modestly to $224 million from $222 million. Infrastructure deals claimed the lion’s share of deals and amount raised, representing 36% of deals and 71% of total funds raised. The majority was raised via two $70 million deals...

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Fri November 4, 2022

Infrastructure and Gaming Lead the Way

This week, funding increased to $191 million from a measly $105 million last week. The bulk of fundraising came from the infrastructure and gaming sectors. Infrastructure has been the strongest category for most of the year, but gaming saw a notable increase, rising to $51 million from $15 million last...

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Fri October 28, 2022

Funding Pulls Back Once Again

Funding this week fell once again, dropping from $191M to just $105M. Surprisingly, the bulk of this decline came from the infrastructure segment, which has generally been strong this year. Infrastructure funding fell from $142M to $35M, but still saw a fair number of deals, with seven of this week’s...