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CoinFund launches $300M early-stage Web3 venture fund

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Blockchain enterprise agency CoinFund has launched a brand new funding fund dedicated to Web3 and different crypto-focused startups, opening the door to recent funding alternatives for entrepreneurs through the bear market. 

The newly launched CoinFund Ventures I’ll make investments $300 million into early-stage corporations on the intersection of Web3, cryptocurrency and different blockchain sub-sectors, the corporate introduced Wednesday. The brand new fund was financed by a mixture of institutional traders, household places of work and cryptocurrency entrepreneurs. 

CoinFund Ventures I is greater than 3 times greater than the agency’s 2021 crypto startup fund, which was valued at $83 million. CoinFund was an investor within the nonfungible token market Rarible and Solana Labs’ $314 million personal token sale. The corporate disclosed Wednesday that a number of of its seed-stage portfolio corporations are getting ready to boost Sequence A funding however didn’t disclose any names.

CoinFund stated its new funding car displays its perception that Web3 marks the “architectural transition” for the brand new web. Though definitions fluctuate, Web3 usually refers back to the subsequent iteration of the web, powered by blockchain know-how and tokenized belongings.

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Web3 initiatives have obtained important backing from the enterprise capital neighborhood. Within the second quarter of 2022, these startups represented round 42% of particular person funding offers within the crypto sector, based on Cointelegraph Analysis. Regardless of this backing, Web3 ecosystems are nonetheless of their very nascent phases and lots of initiatives haven’t been constructed for utility, based on Raymond Liao, a managing director at Samsung Subsequent.