Argo Blockchain Takes 25% Stake in $40M Crypto VC Fund

The publicly listed bitcoin mining firm is investing $10 million in Pluto Digital Assets' new fund.

Mar 12, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:25 p.m. UTC

Crypto venture capital firm Pluto Digital Assets has raised a $40 million fund with U.K.-listed Argo Blockchain (LON: ARB) as its lead investor.

  • In an announcement Wednesday, Pluto said it now has $50 million in assets under management after launching earlier this year. Argo Blockchain will be maintaining a 25% stake in the new fund with an investment of $10 million.
  • Pluto's fundraising effort was and joined by two other publicly traded firms: Pires Investments Plc (LON: PIRI) and Riverfort Global Opportunities Plc (LON: RGO).
  • Pluto will use the funds for "incubating projects, taking equity positions and holding strategic and treasury positions in digital assets," the firm said in a press release.
  • According to Pluto's website, the London-based firm holds positions in BTC, ETH, AAVE, DOT, KSM and LINK, along with a number of startup investments.


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