Venture Capital Funds
Venture Capital Funds invest in early-stage companies with high growth potential.
Blockchain-focused VC funds invest in companies building innovative blockchain products and services, including solutions related to stablecoins, payment networks, fiat-on/off-ramps, remittances, trading infrastructure, public and private DLT networks, interoperability, DeFi, wallets and other blockchain-related projects.
VC funds are typically structured as closed-ended Limited Partnerships with an initial term of at least five years and are open only to accredited investors. Investment minimums are typically $25,000 or more and are illiquid for several years. Return on investment is captured via the eventual sale or IPO of portfolio companies. Investors in VC funds typically receive a Form K-1 each year.
Opportunities From These Leading Firms
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Through its venture funds, Pantera Capital offers investors actively managed, multi-stage exposure to companies building blockchain products and services. Pantera launched the world’s first blockchain-exclusive venture fund in 2013 and has since raised two subsequent venture funds. Portfolio companies include Abra, Anchorage, Bakkt, Bitgo, Brave, Circle, Coinbase, Polychain, and Ripple. Exits include Blockfolio, Filament, and Harbor.
Blockchain Capital is a blockchain-focused VC fund group that has funded several unicorns to date, including Anchorage, Coinbase, Ripple and Kraken. It launched as the first-ever tokenized fund, issuing shares via the world’s first security token. Diversification is risk-adjusted across growth-stage and geography. The Fund provides operational support, including governance and staking protocols design.
a16z by Andreessen Horowitz has sizable AUM across several funds, including a16cryto and Crypto Fund II. Investments span across non-speculative use case companies and protocols at various stages, and are in the form of equity, convertible notes, coins and security tokens.
Polychain Capital is a digital assets hedge fund and venture capital firm based in San Francisco. The firm makes early stage investments in blockchain companies, invests in ICOs, and trades digital assets.
Other highly-active VC Funds
Arrington XRP Capital
Draper Goren Holm
Digital Currency Group
Spark Digital Capital
Other VC Funds
Block Wealth Capital
Castle Island Ventures
CMT Digital Ventures
Future Perfect Ventures
Galaxy Digital Holdings
IDG Capital LPs
Morgan Creek Blockchain
North Island Ventures
Union Square Ventures
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