VCs

Spartan Group Launches New DeFi Venture Fund

The Spartan Group has announced the launch of its $50M Spartan DeFi Venture Fund aimed to back new founders and innovators in the DeFi space. The group has raised $30M of their targeted $50M. Investors include bankers and finance industry veterans who want to see DeFi succeed as the future of finance.  They pitch themselves …

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“Fair Launch is a New Way for Founders to Express Themselves:” Gavin McDermott of IDEO CoLab

Gavin McDermott: Long time ago, I was in finance, and I was looking for a way to improve just the general system state, so when Bitcoin happened, that made a lot of sense. Ended up moving to San Francisco in 2012, it’s where I met Mike Belshe and I was the first engineer hire there, …

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NFT Platform Rarible Closes Seed Round With CoinFund

Rarible, a digital art-focused NFT platform, has raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-seed round closed by crypto investment firm CoinFund. “The investment will help Rarible develop a community-governed, blockchain-based NFT marketplace that enables a direct relationship between digital content creators and buyers,” Rarible’s announcement said. CoinFund supports its investment with the view that blockchains …

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