What Top Crypto VCs are Investing in

Despite the challenging market conditions VCs are still investing, the big question is, what in?

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Whilst the average crypto investor is up to their knees in blood and scared of their own shadow professionals are actively investing. Private investors are a fickle bunch. They generally move as a crowd and think short term. The first sign of a market downtown they panic. If this does not describe you, you my friend are an exception to the rule!

Professional investors, generally speaking, think and act long term. They are ambivalent when the market crashes focusing on the technology and the future. Of course they do have an eye on the market as they rely on this to raise money for their funds, in the majority of cases anyway.

And that brings us nicely on to our latest look at some of the cryptocurrencies crypto VCs have been investing in.

Our first report reveals the top 10 crypto VCs, their performance and their crypto portfolios.


This is an update to that report.

Check out the report hereto see the full list of top crypto VCs and their portfolios.

This report covers 5 of the 10 top VCs who have announced deals recently.

A few words of warning

Before we get stuck into this report let me share a thought with you. The other day I read a post on Reddit which went, ‘DON’T YOU DARE INVEST YOUR SPARE CAPITAL IN THE DIP’. We can’t advise you either way, all we can say is if you have a high risk appetite and are not investing your long term savings then investing in quality assets is usually a good long term investment. The proviso is, always do your own research.

Crypto VCs — New investments

VC: 1 Confirmation

Notional Finance

Fully Diluted Market Cap: $55 million

Notional is the first decentralized, Ethereum-based protocol for borrowing and lending at fixed rates and fixed terms. With variable rate lending, DeFi can only serve a small segment of the crypto lending market because variable interest rates don’t provide the certainty that lenders and borrowers require. Notional fixes this by creating a true market for lenders and borrowers that democratizes and empowers individual investors, business owners and institutional investors.

Right now, users can borrow or lend USDC & DAI for up to one year, and ETH & WBTC for up to six months from Notional’s on-chain liquidity pools. With Notional’s V2 upgrade, liquidity providers enjoy a low-touch experience, and no longer need to roll their debts to new maturities as it is done automatically through the use of nTokens, ERC20 tokens that represent a user’s share of the liquidity pool.

After raising a $10 million Series A in May 2021 from some of the top VC firms, including Coinbase Ventures, Notional’s protocol has been relaunched on 11/1 with a host of new features as well as the NOTE governance token.

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VC: Multicoin Capital


Fully Diluted Market Cap: $23 million

Fractal is an open source zero-margin protocol that defines a basic standard to exchange user information in a fair and open way ensuring a high-quality version of the free internet.

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VC: Pantera Capital

Mina Protocol

Fully Diluted Market Cap: $1 billion

The world’s lightest blockchain, powered by participants. Mina is building a privacy-preserving gateway between the real world and crypto — and the infrastructure for the secure, democratic future we all deserve.

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VC: FBG Capital

NEAR Protocol

Fully Diluted Market Cap: $6.7 billion

NEAR Protocol is a sharded, developer-friendly, proof-of-stake public blockchain, built by a world-class team that has built some of the world’s only sharded databases at scale.

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VC: Clearpool

Fully Diluted Market Cap: $41 million

Clearpool is a decentralized capital markets ecosystem, where institutional borrowers can access unsecured loans directly from the DeFi ecosystem. Clearpool introduces a dynamic interest model driven by market supply and demand forces.

Liquidity providers on Clearpool can earn attractive yields, with pool interest rates enhanced by additional LP rewards paid in CPOOL — Clearpool’s utility and governance token.

Clearpool LP tokens, called cpTokens, are the building blocks for a system of tokenized credit that will provide Clearpool LPs with risk management and hedging capabilities.

As more institutions begin to realize the benefits that decentralized finance can bring to their organizations, Clearpool will provide the new architecture to facilitate flows between the $120 trillion traditional capital markets, and the burgeoning DeFi ecosystem.

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VC: Paradigm

Ribbon Finance

Fully Diluted Market Cap: $519 million

Ribbon Finance is a new protocol that helps users access crypto structured products for DeFi. It combines options, futures, and fixed income to improve a portfolio’s risk-return profile.

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Not Financial Advice

This article does not constitute financial advice or a recommendation to buy in any way. Always do your own research and never invest more than you can afford to lose. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk, and you could lose 100% of your investment. The article should be treated as supplementary information to add to your existing knowledge.