Algorand, Inc. is a technology company founded by cryptography pioneer, Turing award winner and MIT professor, Silvio Micali. Algorand is the first blockchain to provide immediate transaction finality. No forking. No uncertainty. It’s transaction throughput is also on par with large payment and financial networks.
In addition to managing a portfolio of liquid crypto assets, we invest in both private equity and tokens for projects that have not yet launched. We invest from the seed stage, and plan to support entrepreneurs over multiple rounds of investment in both private and public markets. We invest in technical endeavors that push the boundaries of computer science and technology, infrastructure that supports trust-minimized computation at global scale, and consumer and enterprise applications that require trust-minimized properties.
Algorand supports the scale, open participation, and transaction finality for billions of users Algorand
Arweave is a new blockchain protocol pioneering permanent data storage
Arweave’s mission is to become the new Library of Alexandria, but invulnerable to the pitfalls of centralised points of failure, ensuring that humanity’s shared knowledge and history is available to all future generations.
Bakkt is bringing trust and utility to digital assets
Bakkt is building an open, seamless global network to enable you to buy, sell, store and spend digital assets simply, safely and efficiently. Backed by Intercontinental Exchange’s proven financial market infrastructure and technology, Bakkt’s secure global platform will connect investors, merchants and consumers, making it easier, faster and more cost-effective to access, trade and use digital assets.
DFINITY is a public decentralized cloud designed to host the next generation of software and services
DFINITY is building a new kind of public decentralized cloud computing resource. This rests upon a new blockchain computer that is similar in concept to Ethereum but has vastly improved performance and, ultimately, unlimited capacity. Business applications running on this computer will be unstoppable and won't need to involve complex components such as databases, backup and restore systems or Amazon Web Services, allowing costs to be cut by 90% or more by reducing the supporting human capital required.
dfuse helps developers build performant applications by organizing the world's decentralized data
dfuse is the blockchain API company. Powered by its low-latency architecture, dfuse’s robust APIs make it possible to stream real-time state updates, conduct lightning-fast searches and provide irreversible transaction guarantees all for the first time.
Helium is building the world’s first peer-to-peer wireless network
Helium is creating a new global network for billions of IoT devices. The network is powered by Helium Hotspots, which provide wireless coverage and generate Helium tokens. Within minutes, anyone can set up a Hotspot and provide connectivity for low power, IoT devices using LongFi, Helium’s new open wireless protocol.
Kadena streamlines blockchain for business
Spinning out of JP Morgan, Kadena is the leader in distributed digital ledgers, with the first secure, scalable platform and simplified smart contract language designed for business. Kadena helps organizations achieve more with blockchain.
Keep is building a privacy layer for Ethereum
A keep is an off-chain container for private data. Keeps help contracts harness the full power of the public blockchain, enabling deep interactivity with private data. Keeps provide a bridge between the world of public blockchains and private data. They enable a new wave of ground-up innovation for blockchain developers.
Livepeer is an incentivized peer-to-peer video service network
Livepeer is creating a scalable Platform-as-a-Service for developers who want to add live or on-demand video to their project. They aim to increase the reliability of video workflows while reducing the costs to scale them. To achieve this, they are building a p2p infrastructure that interacts through a marketplace secured by the Ethereum blockchain.
MobileCoin is a cryptocurrency designed to be used
MobileCoin has radicaly simplified private payments with easy key managment, sub-second transactions, forward-secrecy, and a user friendly experience. They are building a cryptocurrency that is deployable anywhere, and that can be used everywhere.
The NEAR Protocol is the most developer-friendly platform for building decentralized applications
Near is the creator of the NEAR Protocol. Designed and developed by an experienced team of competitive programmers, the NEAR Protocol achieves global scale by using a novel sharding approach and consensus mechanism called Nightshade. NEAR provides predictable costs for applications and gives developers exceptional tools at the protocol level.
Nervos is building a layered infrastructure for the future crypto economy
Nervos Network tackles the scalability trilemma by separating state generation and state verification/storage in a layered architecture. As a public permissionless blockchain system, Nervos CKB provides powerful data abstraction, broad consensus, and strong security — all without sacrificing decentralization.
SKALE empowers developers to run high-speed, low-cost smart contracts in Layer 2
SKALE's elastic sidechains provide all benefits of standard full-capacity sidechains alongside the security guarantees of truly decentralized networks. Elastic sidechains are highly performant, configurable, and Ethereum / Web3 Compatible.
Solana is a new blockchain architecture built from the ground up for scale
The Solana smart contract architecture supports up to 100,000 transactions per second on a global network of hundreds of nodes. Similar to Google’s TrueTime, which relies on synchronized atomic clocks for a trusted source of time and ordering, Solana has created a cryptographically secure and trust-minimized time source—called Proof of History—and developed a robust blockchain around it
Spring Labs is building a decentralized network for identity and credit
Spring is creating the foundation for a credit system that is more transparent and secure for consumers. The Spring network will allow users to view all attestations about their credit and identities for free, and enables functionality for open alerts and notifications. Spring's goal is to be a paradigm shift in data security and cost efficiencies for financial institutions
Tagomi is the first institutional-grade prime brokerage for crypto traders (Coinbase, 2020)
Tagomi combines institutional-grade services with superior execution technology for trading digital assets and crypto. Tagomi makes it easy to navigate the extremely fragmented global digital asset landscape with advanced tooling and liquidity aggregation capabilities that enable institutional investors to trade in size, at the right time, across markets. Tagomi was acquired by Coinbase in May 2020.
Tari is a new open source, decentralized protocol that reimagines the future of digital assets
The Tari platform allows anyone to program complex rules for digital assets and trust that they will be enforced. Tari enables the management, use and transfer of nearly any kind of digital asset you can imagine — from tickets to loyalty points to virtual goods and more — and offers unparalleled monetization opportunities for creators.
Textile is architecting a new way for individuals to own and control their data
Textile is known for creating an early IPFS-based photo-sharing application, Textile Photos. Textile also offers a suite of tools that includes a decentralized database, real-time app data, communication tools, remote backup and recovery, identity tools, and encryption tools available over APIs and in cross-platform SDKs. Nothing like Textile has ever existed at scale before and has the potential to rewire the internet and allow for new forms of apps and services.
The Graph is a protocol for building decentralized applications quickly on Ethereum and IPFS using GraphQL
The Graph is a decentralized protocol for indexing and querying data from blockchains, starting with Ethereum. It makes it possible to query data that is difficult to query directly.
Torus provides a key management solution that makes Web3 apps indistinguishable from Web2 apps
Torus helps users to login to dApps using their OAuth accounts, such as Sign in with Google and Facebook Connect. Torus uses distributed key generation (DKG), a novel approach to key management, that works across all browsers and devices, and includes seamless account recovery without introducing any new trust assumptions.
Pioneering Crypto Activism
Investing in tokens is fundamentally different than investing in companies. New tools, heuristics, and security measures are required to responsibly invest in this ecosystem.
As crypto investors, we bear the responsibility of ushering nascent markets to stability—by way of investment, governance and active participation. And in doing so we are establishing the standard for crypto-native, value-additive services.
We proudly run validator nodes to help bootstrap young networks and maximize network safety. The role of crypto investors is evolving. We are eager to be active participants in the networks we back.
We understand the perspectives of major stakeholders better than most - developers, investors, and liquidity providers - and help companies craft optimal messaging and PR strategies.
Brand & Media Relations
We’ve built a strong brand as a result of our research and analysis. We maintain close relationships with key stakeholders in the ecosystem, including the media. We leverage our relationships to help portfolio companies work and grow with other participants.
Voting & Governance
Whether governance takes place informally or on-chain, we actively help lead communities to shape the evolution of protocols and ensure the success of our portfolio.
Bootstrapping Network Effects
For some open finance protocols, we can actually be the first customer and user, and provide immediate demand, utility, and liquidity.
Using our in-house data science capabilities, we help teams understand usage and develop key performance indicators and user behavior to help track performance and shape strategy.