The potential impact of blockchain technology spans far beyond digital currency. With the security token space heating up, it is important to have a solid understanding of the key players in the blockchain space.
Andreessen Horowitz is a Menlo Park-based venture capital firm that manage over $2.7 billion. The company recently announced a $300M blockchain-dedicated fund co-led by the firm’s first female General Partner, Katie Haun. Andreessen Horowitz’s investments in the blockchain space include Filecoin, BlockTower Capital, DFINITY, CryptoKitties, Chia Network, Basis, Harbor, and TrustToken.
Founders Fund is another Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in companies building disruptive technologies. Founders Fund was co-founded by Peter Thiel and is well known for being the first institutional investor in SpaceX and Palantir Technologies. Founders Fund’s investments in the blockchain space include Harbor, OpenSea, and TrustToken. Founders Fund has also been buying Bitcoin since 2012 and has accumulated an extremely large position.
Union Square Ventures:
Union Square Ventures is a New York-based venture capital firm that focuses on early stage investments in the internet services and informational technology sectors. Union Square Ventures recently said they will not launch blockchain dedicated fund, but sees a lot of upside to keeping these investments under the same roof. Union Square Ventures’ investments in the blockchain space include CryptoKitties, Blockstack, BlockTower Capital, Polychain Capital, OpenBazaar, and Algorand.
Draper Associates is Menlo Park-based early stage venture capital firm. Draper Associates was founded in 1985 by billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper, a well-known Bitcoin bull and investor in Tesla, Skype, Baidu, Twitch, and Hotmail. Draper Associates’ investments in the blockchain space include Coinbase, BitPesa, CryptoMove, Ledger, Factom, Augmate, Ripio, and Coinplug.
Danhua Capital (DHCV):
DHCV (Danhua Capital) is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund that invests on early and growth stage disruptive technology companies. DHCV’s investments in the blockchain space include Messari, CarBlock, TrustToken, Compound Labs, FCoin, Libra Credit Network, Hedera Hashgraph, IOST, and Polychain Capital.
Foundation Capital is a Palo Alto-based venture capital firm that managers over $2.4 billion. Foundation Capital’s investments in the blockchain space include Blockstack, Basis, OpenSea, TrustToken, and Origin Protocol.
SOSV is a Princeton-based global venture capital firm that focuses on multi-stage investment in big ideas for positive change. The firm was founded in 1995 and manages approximately $300M in assets and operates accelerators in the hardware, software, robotics, transportation, green energy, biology, and food spaces. SOSV’s investments in the blockchain space include DREAM, BitNexo, Vrex Lab, and Eristica.
500 Startups is a San Francisco-based venture capital seed fund that has invested in over 1,800 technology startups since its inception in 2010. The firm has over $350M in committed capital across 4 main funds and 13 micro funds. 500 Startups’ investments in the blockchain space include Libra Credit Network, CoinPip, Stably Blockchain Labs, Coinalytics, Blockcypher, Neuroware.io, Coinding, BIGcontrols, Gyft, ChangeTip, and Digital Currency Council.
Fenbushi Capital is a China-based vernture capital firm that exclusively invests in blockchain-enabled companies. The mission of Fenbushi Capital is to accelerate the inevitable future of the blockchain economy by supporting as many companies as possible. Fenbushi Capital’s investments in the blockchain space include Ripio, Circle, Zcash, Sia, Stream Token, Hashed Health, Gem, CarBlock, BTC Media, Skuchain, CoinMex, Hashguard, CoAlpha, Digix Global, and Parity Technologies.
Node Capital is a Beijing-based venture capital firm focusing on the blockchain industry. The firm was founded in November of 2017 and is one of the more active investors in the blockchain space. Node Capital’s investments in the blockchain space include Huobi, Ankr Network, Zilliqa, Trip.io, Delphy Foundation, Gifto, IOST, Hashguard, Chainup, Bochen, TACChain, ProChain, and Genaro Network.