Dora Announces Close of $5.5M Early Stage Funding Round co-led by Dragonfly and Lemniscap

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Dora Announces Close of $5.5M Early Stage Funding Round co-led by Dragonfly and Lemniscap

New York, New York, July 9th, 2024, Chainwire

Dora, the unified search and action engine for the multichain world, is excited to announce the successful close of a $5.5 million early stage funding round. The round was co-led by Dragonfly Capital and Lemniscap, with participation from Robot Ventures, Ethereal Ventures, Maven11, and Arche Capital, alongside notable angel investors such as Co-Founder of Movement Labs Rushi Manche, and Co-Founder of Fluent, Dino Savonin. The funds will be utilized to enhance Dora’s innovative search, unified crosschain transaction capabilities, and expand their collaborations with blockchain networks across all virtual machines.

Dora is the only multichain search engine that allows for search capabilities and crosschain transactions in a unified interface. As applications increasingly leverage both online and onchain infrastructure, unlocking search capabilities is crucial for understandability and accessibility. Dora’s comprehensive block explorer and search solutions empower users and developers by providing easy access to onchain data, thereby driving the broader adoption of blockchain technology.

Dora currently supports over 20 chains including Ethereum, Arbitrum, Base, Celo, Scroll, Rari, Palm, and Xai.

The Dora platform provides a multichain Block Explorer to search blockchain data for EVM chains, APIs for accessing enriched token and NFT information, efficiently organized data structures for easy data retrieval powered by Goldsky and Simplehash, transaction functionalities such as swaps and mints, and embedded wallet. These offerings serve as a comprehensive solution for chains looking to encourage developer adoption and catalyze usage of their ecosystem.

The funding follows support for Dora by key industry partners including the largest ever Arbitrum subDAO grant, as well as grants from Gnosis, Scroll, and the Ocelot treasury for Celo.

“The golden age of web2 came hand in hand with that of its search engines. To spark the widespread adoption of onchain goods and services, we need a crypto search engine," said Bunny, CEO and Co-Founder of Dora. "This funding round demonstrates our investors' strong confidence in our vision: an unfragmented and unified multichain experience. By integrating interactivity at the Discoverability Layer, we aim to drive mass adoption of blockchain technology and facilitate the evolution towards a multichain, and soon multiVM world."

Tom Schmidt, Partner at Dragonfly said: “Dora’s mission to make on-chain data accessible and interactive aligns perfectly with our vision for the future of blockchain technology. By providing comprehensive search and explorer tools, Dora is unlocking new potentials in the blockchain space. We are confident that their innovative approach will significantly contribute to the mass adoption of decentralized technologies.”

Tarun Chitra, Partner at Robot Ventures, said: “Dora is at the forefront of making blockchain data comprehensible and accessible to a wider audience. Their approach to integrating multiple chains into a seamless search experience is revolutionary. We believe their technology will play a pivotal role in the broader adoption of blockchain and decentralized applications. In a future where there are as many blockchains as there are GPUs, Dora will be the key to managing complexity for end users.”

Roderik van der Graaf, Founder of Lemniscap, said: “We’re delighted to co-lead this investment round for Dora, as part of our ongoing commitment to fostering groundbreaking technologies in the blockchain ecosystem. Dora’s unique approach to search and interactivity within the multichain world positions them as a key player in driving mass adoption, and we’re very excited to be part of their journey.”

About Dora

Dora is the Unified Search Engine for the Multichain World. We collaborate with a multitude of blockchain networks and rollup teams to provide comprehensive block explorer and search solutions. Our mission is to enhance the accessibility of onchain data through innovative search capabilities, driving understandability and mass adoption of blockchain technology.

About Lemniscap

Lemniscap is an investment firm specializing in investments in emerging crypto assets and blockchain startups. Since its founding in 2017, Lemniscap has funded multiple investments in the crypto blockchain space, on the core belief that blockchain technology will upend traditional business models, resulting in profound changes in the world economy. The Lemniscap team consists of talented people with backgrounds in financial markets, PE/VC, technology and entrepreneurship. For more information, visit

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