31 March 2022
On March 30, Gumi Cryptos Capital (GCC), announced the blockchain-focused venture capital firm’s second fund that will invest $110 million in early-stage blockchain startups. The second fund follows GCC’s initial $21 million fund that backed seed stage founders.
The blockchain-focused venture capital firm Gumi Cryptos Capital (GCC) has announced the launch of a $100 million fund that will be focused on blockchain concepts like decentralized finance (defi), game finance (gamefi), Web3, and other types of ideas being created by early-stage blockchain startups. In a statement sent to Bitcoin.com News, GCC’s managing partner Rui Zhang said: “Think of us as blockchain’s experienced, high-conviction, high trust, hands-on value adding, long time preference, unicorn to megacorn, builder-focused all-in venture society.”
GCC’s announcement further details that Fund II will target software engineers, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), guilds, and more “at any layer at the earliest stage and is chain-agnostic.” “Fund II will invest in both equity and tokens,” the announcement explains. “GCC expects to invest between $500,000 to $5 million per project through both initial and follow-on investments.”
GCC’s Fund II follows a slew of venture capital funds announced during the last year. Cypher Capital, a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based venture capital (VC) firm just announced a $100 million fund focused on metaverse, defi, and gamefi concepts. The crypto exchange Luno announced that the firm’s investment arm, Luno Expeditions, launched a fund dedicated to fintech startups. Venture capital firm Griffin Gaming Partners (GGP) announced a $750 million fund to support gaming concepts that involve blockchain and Web3 ideas.
According to GCC, the companies in the firm’s portfolio have raised more than $1 billion since January 2020. The company’s managing partners include Hironao Kunimitsu, Miko Matsumura, and Rui Zhang. “We live in the Experimental Age,” Matsumura explains in a statement sent to Bitcoin.com News. “The existing institutions and infrastructure including social infrastructure, governance, financial services and big tech are demonstrably failing us. Because the way forward is unknown, there’s a strong appetite for experimentation.” Matsumura added:
Tokens represent monetary experimentation powering Web3, DAOs and guilds are governance experiments. Avatars represent “personality experiments” whether backed by individuals, bots or groups. NFTs are experimental digital assets. The metaverse is a collection of experimental realities.
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