London-Based Asset Manager Fasanara Capital Establishes $350M Crypto VC Fund

Fasanara Capital's $350 million VC fund will invest in fintech and web3 companies.

AccessTimeIconSep 27, 2022 at 10:37 a.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 4:20 p.m. UTC

London-based asset manager Fasanara Capital has established a new $350 million venture capitalist fund focused on fintech and Web3, according to a press release.

The firm has more than $3.5 billion assets under management and also has a team dedicated to digital assets arbitrage trading and lending.

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  • Founded in 2011, Fasanara Capital pivoted to venture investing over the past three years, participating in 27 funding rounds across the fintech industry in Europe. It led a $35 million Series A round for Web3 startup Twig, a company that is building a green crypto payments infrastructure.

    "Having gained a reputation as the leader in the space, we are now seeing a deal flow of unprecedented quality and we want to capitalize on it," said Francesco Filia, Fasanara Capital CEO.

    Venture capital investment in crypto hasn't slowed in 2022 despite a bear market that has seen the likes of bitcoin and ether plunge by over 50% since the turn of the year. Prominent Silicon Valley investor Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) formed a $4.5 billion crypto fund in May, while earlier this month Two Sigma Ventures raised $400 million for two funds that will include crypto investments.


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