Top VCs will meet at ETHDenver 2023
As the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency continues to grow and evolve, it is important for entrepreneurs and developers to stay up to date with the latest trends and opportunities in the industry. EthDenver 2023 is bringing together some of the brightest minds and most innovative companies in the field.
If you’re planning to attend EthDenver and are interested in meeting top VCs, join us at OnePiece Labs’ after-party on March 1st!
Besides us, here are some things that should definitely be on your list:
- Cryptocurrency Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)
a16z is a leading venture capital firm that has invested in some of the most successful startups in the world. Their crypto division, a16z Crypto, was founded in 2020 and has raised a total of $7.6 billion with a recent addition of $4.5 billion to a fourth fund.
- Network 1kx
Founded in 2017, 1kx Network is a token angel fund with the thesis of extrapolating Bitcoin’s success to embed crypto economic incentives in everything; transaction, calculation, storage, prediction, power. Their portfolio includes some of the most innovative and promising projects in the blockchain space, such as The Sandbox and Matter Labs.
- The capital city of Pantera
Pantera Capital is one of the oldest and most respected blockchain-focused VC funds in the industry. They have invested in over 100 blockchain projects, including some of the most successful such as Coinbase, BitGo, and Polkadot.
CoinFund is a blockchain-focused VC fund that invests in decentralized protocols, blockchain-based applications, and crypto infrastructure. They have a wide portfolio that includes projects like Blockdaemon, Dapper, and Polkadot. They launched a $300 million Web3 fund in August 2022. Areas of early-stage interest in the fund include layer 1 blockchain, games, and NFTs. With a check size of $6 to $10 million, the fund will likely support 30 to 40 companies.
Dao5 is a $125 million fund led by Tekin Salimi, who was a General Partner of Polychain Capital. Salimi’s vision for Dao5 is to become a fully founder-owned DAO by 2025. Dao5’s advisory board includes Emin Gün Sirer — founder of Avalanche protocol, Do Kwon — founder of protocol Luna, Ben Fisch — computer science professor at Yale University, Ivan Soto-Wright — Moonpay founder.
- galactic venture
Galaxy Ventures is a diversified financial services and investment management firm focused on digital assets and blockchain technology. Their portfolio includes protocols, scaling solutions, DeFi, and Web3 infrastructure with notable investments such as Fireblocks and Polygon. In addition to the joint venture division, Galaxy also provides trading, mining, asset management and consulting services. Galaxy partners with Bloomberg to calculate weighted crypto indices.
- Matrixport joint venture
Matrixport Ventures is a financial services platform that offers a wide range of services to individuals and institutions in the blockchain space. They have a venture capital arm that invests in early stage projects that are building the next generation of decentralized financial services.
- NGC . joint venture
Led by founding partner Roger Lim, NGC Ventures has a portfolio spanning from leading L1 chains such as Algorand, Avalanche, Solana and Polkadot to Defi, infra and metaverse companies with a global presence. It closed its third blockchain fund at $100 million last year to expand its focus on GameFi and NFT.
- Exceptional joint venture
Outlier Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in startups building the future of the decentralized web. They have a strong focus on Web 3.0, DeFi and NFT with a portfolio of more than 100 Web3 companies. They recently partnered with the Aptos Foundation to launch Move Accelerator in May 2023.
- variation fund
The Variant Fund supports mission-aligned founders at the earliest possible stage. They focus on interoperability, privacy, and scalability, and have invested in projects like Uniswap and Aptos. Jesse Walden, Co-Founder and General Partner at Variant, was the first crypto fund investment partner at Andreessen Horowitz and subsequently led the a16z School of Crypto Startups.
- Two Sigma joint ventures
With a portfolio across all industries, Two Sigma Ventures has invested in several promising Web3 projects and successfully exited. Its data-driven approach, deep industry expertise, collaborative approach, and long-term investment horizon make it a strong choice for entrepreneurs and investors looking to enter Web3 industry is growing rapidly.
This list is by no means exhaustive, but would be a great starting point to get to know some of the key players at ETHDenver.