coinbase ventures

Merge Founder Kebbie Sebastian (Merge)
Crypto Payments Firm Merge Raises $9.5M From Coinbase Ventures, Alameda Research and Others
Merge plans to bridge the gap between crypto and traditional finance companies with its API payments integration.
Merge Founder Kebbie Sebastian (Merge)

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Founders Fund, Pantera Invest in DeFi Investment Bank Ondo Finance
Ondo, founded by former Goldman Sachs traders, will use the $20 million round to expand its structured products offerings.
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Animoca, Coinbase Ventures Back $5M Seed Round for Metaverse Gaming Studio Block Tackle
The studio’s first release will be SkateX, where players can buy their own skateboard NFTs and vote on decisions about the game.
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Joyride's Tennis Champs play-to-earn game (Joyride)
Web 3 Game Development Platform Joyride Raises $14M Ahead of Launch
Optimized for Unity, Joyride allows developers to build blockchain-powered esports, casual and social games on mobile devices.
Joyride's Tennis Champs play-to-earn game (Joyride)

Farzam Ehsani, CEO of VALR.com (VALR.com)
African Crypto Exchange VALR Raises $50M in Series B Led by Pantera Capital
Alameda Research and Coinbase Ventures were also investors in the round, which valued the company at $240 million.
Farzam Ehsani, CEO of VALR.com (VALR.com)

Katherine Wu at Consensus 2019 (CoinDesk archives)
Coinbase Ventures Lead Katherine Wu Leaves for VC Firm Archetype
Wu announced her departure on Twitter after just five months at Coinbase’s venture arm.
Katherine Wu at Consensus 2019 (CoinDesk archives)

Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead (CoinDesk archives)
Pantera Leads $18M Round for Rift’s Liquidity Mining Alternative
The startup, which is coming out of stealth mode, offers protocol-based liquidity to DAOs that creates a better incentive model.
Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead (CoinDesk archives)

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SoftBank Leads $60M Funding Round for B2B Payments Platform Tribal
Tribal will use the money to continue building out its teams in Latin America, and also plans to release some crypto-related products later this year.
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Seashell Emerges From Stealth Mode With ‘Inflation-Resistant’ High-Yield Savings Accounts
The fintech, which provides lending services for crypto holders wanting fiat currency, also closed a $6 million seed funding round led by Khosla Ventures and Kindred Ventures.
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Katherine Wu on What Gets Built Next in Crypto
The Coinbase Ventures investor gives her take on 2021.
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