Coinbase Ventures Backs Moralis' $40M Funding Round

The firm provides a development platform for building and launching Web 3 games, apps and NFTs.

May 11, 2022 at 1:14 p.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2022 at 1:45 p.m. UTC

Brandy covers crypto-related venture capital deals for CoinDesk.

Web 3 development platform Moralis has raised $40 million in a Series A funding round, money that it will use to ramp up product development, improve the user experience and increase capacity for more and larger clients. Coinbase Ventures, the investment arm of crypto exchange Coinbase (COIN), was among the investors.

  • Stockholm-based Moralis offers infrastructure that lets developers build and launch Web 3 apps, games and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) across blockchains.
  • Founded in June 2021 by Ivan Liljeqvist (YouTuber Ivan on Tech) and Filip Martinsson, Moralis develops software and application programming interfaces (APIs) that combine user authentication, identity management, historic and real-time transaction information and session management to make it easier for developers to make the transition between Web 2 and Web 3.
  • Investors in the round included European fund EQT Ventures, Fabric Ventures and Dispersion Capital, among others. EQT Ventures led the $13.4 million seed round for Moralis last year.
  • “We are very excited to be continuing our journey with Moralis,” Laura Yao, a partner at EQT Ventures, said. “Ivan and Filip have built an ambitious team committed to democratizing the current Web 3 landscape by opening it up to more and more developers."
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Brandy covers crypto-related venture capital deals for CoinDesk.

Brandy covers crypto-related venture capital deals for CoinDesk.

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