Startups regarding Bitcoin and its brethren are actively using the funding from venture capital. According to PitchBook , “global VC interest in the sector is increasing: 2017 has, unsurprisingly, brought a record amount of venture capital—more than $1 billion—to startups in the sector.”
It turns out that in the past two years, around 180 investors took part in minimum one venture capital deal for a crypto startup. Noticeably, in this sphere, the most active investors, based in the US, are companies which have backed crypto startups within the last two years as well as a couple of classical venture capital investors.
So here are some eight bitcoin and blockchain startups investors, who deserve a bit of your attention.
- Digital Currency Group. Located in New York, this company undertook its forays into such startups as Abra and Axoni. DCG is also known for such subsidiaries as Coindesk and Genesis.
- Pantera. This company claims to be the first US Bitcoin investment firm. It exclusively focuses on blockchain technologies and its portfolio contains such names as payment networks as Bitcoin and Ripple.
- Hard Yaka. Founded seven years ago Hard Yaka has made over 65 investments. Among them are piling into Filecoin and Coinbase.
- Blockchain Capital. In the last three years, this company invested into at least 72 firms. Blockchain Capital has ties with BitPesa and SFox.
- Andreessen Horowitz. This firm is a long-term player in the crypto investment field. Having invested in Skype and Twitter, this firm refocused on bitcoin and blockchain. In 2015, it partnered with Union Square Ventures to invest $1 million in OpenBazaar.
- Union Square Ventures. USV is also a pioneer in crypto investments. Currently, it Is dealing with Polychain Capital and Blockstack.
- Draper Associates. DA functions since 1985. Known for ties with Tesla, DA has invested in bitcoin mining analytics Hashrabbit.
- Boost VC. “We've created an international community of entrepreneurs and developers, passionate about shaping the future of the blockchain, bitcoin and ethereum technologies,” claims Boost VC . It has invested in Wyre and Abra.