According to a New Database, These Are 8 Biggest Crypto Funds.

There are eight crypto assets with more than USD 250 million in resources under administration (AUM), as per the recently propelled Dove Mountain Data, a live database of all assets conveying capital into crypto.

This free, live database was made by Regan Bozman, Director Of Business Operations at CoinList, a token posting stage upheld by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

In a blog entry this week, Bozman said that the objective of this undertaking is “to make gathering pledges in the space increasingly straightforward.” He contended that “for an industry that builds up transparency, raising money stays a hazy procedure and numerous assets decide to work under the radar. There are substantial purposes behind assets doing as such, however regardless, it makes business people’s lives harder.”

Per Dove Mountain Data, as of right now, there are eight organizations in the upper level with USD 250 million or more in crypto reserves, which openly declared crypto interests in the previous a year. A large portion of these are in the US. Bozman disclosed to that the initial three stand apart from the group, given that the rest sit exactly at that USD 250 million AUM fringe.

1. a16z Crypto

Location: US
Year founded: 2018
AUM: USD 825 million
Portfolio companies: AnchorageCeloAVA LabsCryptoKittiesMakerDAO, and 21 others.
Learn more: General Partner of a16z Crypto vs. Nobel Laureate

2. Polychain Capital

Location: US
Year: 2016
AUM: USD 600 million
Portfolio companies: CoinListCoinbasedYdXCompound, and 22 others.

3. Paradigm

Location: US
Year: 2018
AUM: USD 250 million
Portfolio companies: TagomiNumeraiUniswapKeep, and 5 others.

4. Blockchain Capital

Location: US
Year: 2013
AUM: USD 250 million
Portfolio companies: SecuritizeBison TrailsKrakenRipple, and 45 others.
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5. Digital Currency Group

Location: US
Year: 2015
AUM: USD 250 million
Portfolio companies: ChainalysisbitFlyerBitPayLuno, and 86 others.
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6. Galaxy Digital Capital Management

Location: US
Year: 2017
AUM: USD 250 million
Portfolio companies: Bakkt, Bison Trails, BitGo, and BlockFi.

7. Hashed

Location: Asia
Year: 2017
AUM: USD 250 million
Portfolio companies: TerraOasis LabsKyberNuCypher, and 3 others.
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8. Pantera

Location: US
Year: 2013
AUM: USD 250 million
Portfolio companies: Brave, Bakkt, AbraCircle, and 50 others.
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Victims and victors

“The crypto bear market of 2018-2019 quietly claimed a number of victims,” Bozman wrote in his post, these generally being “upstart funds raised on 2017 ICO [initial coin offering] gains that simply couldn’t deliver returns over time.” Also, March 2020 claimed victims of its own, such as Adaptive Capital and Cambrial Capital. Other rising, major funding sources got sidetracked by their internal issues, failed projects, and/or wrong decisions, such as Bitmain. “Other funds have been brought down by sheer incompetence,” Bozman said.

On the other side are the funds that have grown since the 2017–2018 bull market. The author highlights a16z Crypto, Paradigm, and Polychain Capital as the only US-based crypto-focused investors with flagship funds larger than USD 500 million, as he told These have also led many of the largest Series A and B rounds over the past two years, Bozman wrote, giving as examples Argent (USD 12M), Amber (USD 28M), Celo (USD 25M), Compound (USD 25M), Dfinity (USD 102M), Oasis Labs (USD 45M), and StarkWare (USD 30M).

Funds now and beyond 2020

The latest crypto funds, those launched in 2019 or later, are smaller than their ‘elders’ (c. <USD 50 million, compared to the 2017 vintage funds’ USD 100 million), and they’re more interested in investing in decentralized finance (DeFi). This comes as “DeFi is exploding as an investable asset class.”

Round sizes are shrinking, while projects often raise less pre-launch, but “a number of the top DeFi projects today have achieved significant traction while raising less than [USD 5 million] in venture funding,” wrote Bozman.

Venture capital (VC) interest in crypto has lessened, according to Bozman, possibly because “the asset class remains fairly nascent and has perhaps evolved slower than investors hoped.”

All this said, “there is a real risk of a late-stage capital crunch if venture capitalists continue to shy away from the space and only a small number of crypto funds can lead large late-stage rounds,” concluded Bozman. “The next eighteen months will be hugely consequential for the industry and whether its fundraising market continues to evolve.”


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