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Blockchain Gaming Publisher And Web3 Firm Animoca Brands Secures $110 Million

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Blockchain Gaming Publisher And Web3 Firm Animoca Brands Secures $110 Million

Blockchain gaming publisher Animoca Brands announced the company has raised $110 million in a funding round led by Temasek, Boyu Capital, and GGV Capital. The company raised the funds by issuing convertible notes to a handful of institutional investors.

Animoca Brands Raises $110 Million From Strategic Investors

Animoca Brands has raised another $110 million this month after the company secured $100 million from Temasek and others, at the end of August. The latest capital raise, announced on September 8, explains that Temasek, Boyu Capital, and GGV Capital led the round, and Mirae Asset Management and True Global Ventures participated as well.

The Hong Kong-based crypto gaming, NFT, and venture capital company Animoca Brands (AB) has managed to grow via a number of investment rounds amid the crypto winter. The company’s Japanese subsidiary, known as Animoca Brands KK (Animoca Brands Japan), raised $45 million from Japan’s largest bank MUFG, and Animoca Brands KK’s parent company AB.

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In the latest announcement revealed on Thursday, Animoca Brands said Temasek, Boyu Capital, and GGV Capital will provide the firm with advice and the companies will give “input on [Animoca Brands’] business and capital plans.” The Web3 and blockchain gaming publisher plans to use the fresh capital for “strategic acquisitions, investments, and product development, secure licenses for popular intellectual properties.”

Furthermore, the announcement sent to Bitcoin.com News details that the firm aims to bolster the open metaverse. Yat Siu, the co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands, detailed that the company has seen notable growth during the last 12 months.

“Animoca Brands has grown significantly as a company in the last year, and our new investors will contribute strategic advice and perspective as we build the world’s leading company furthering digital property rights in the Web3 industry,” Siu said in a statement.

Web3, NFT Markets, and Interest Slide, Report Says Company Mulls IPO

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and Web3 have seen a considerable dip in market value and overall interest in 2022 since the highs last year. During the past 30 days, NFT sales data from cryptoslam.io indicates monthly NFT sales hit $543.77 million but are down 20.05% lower than the month prior’s $680.12 million.

On Google Trends (GT), the search term “Web3” tapped the highest score of 100 during the week of December 19-25, 2021. Data for September 4-10, 2022, indicates that the “Web3” query has a worldwide GT score of 67 today. The search term “NFT” is even lower as the week of September 4-10 shows a score of approximately 14.

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Animoca Brands has managed to stave off the downturn and secured $75 million in mid-July as the company has obtained a war chest of funds during the last two years. According to a report from Forbes, Animoca Brands is contemplating a possible initial public offering (IPO). Crunchbase data indicates the blockchain gaming publisher and Web3 company has raised $775.3 million since it was founded in 2014.

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Gumi Cryptos Reveals $110 Million Fund Targeting Early-Stage Blockchain Startups

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Gumi Cryptos Reveals $110 Million Fund Targeting Early-Stage Blockchain Startups

On March 30, Gumi Cryptos Capital (GCC), announced the blockchain-focused venture capital firm’s second fund that will invest $110 million in early-stage blockchain startups. The second fund follows GCC’s initial $21 million fund that backed seed stage founders.

Gumi Cryptos Capital Reveals Fund II — Firm Will Invest $110 Million Into early-Stage Blockchain Startups

The blockchain-focused venture capital firm Gumi Cryptos Capital (GCC) has announced the launch of a $100 million fund that will be focused on blockchain concepts like decentralized finance (defi), game finance (gamefi), Web3, and other types of ideas being created by early-stage blockchain startups. In a statement sent to Bitcoin.com News, GCC’s managing partner Rui Zhang said: “Think of us as blockchain’s experienced, high-conviction, high trust, hands-on value adding, long time preference, unicorn to megacorn, builder-focused all-in venture society.”

GCC’s announcement further details that Fund II will target software engineers, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), guilds, and more “at any layer at the earliest stage and is chain-agnostic.” “Fund II will invest in both equity and tokens,” the announcement explains. “GCC expects to invest between $500,000 to $5 million per project through both initial and follow-on investments.”

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Venture Capital Continues to Bolster Blockchain Funds, GCC Managing Partner Says ‘There’s a Strong Appetite for Experimentation’

GCC’s Fund II follows a slew of venture capital funds announced during the last year. Cypher Capital, a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based venture capital (VC) firm just announced a $100 million fund focused on metaverse, defi, and gamefi concepts. The crypto exchange Luno announced that the firm’s investment arm, Luno Expeditions, launched a fund dedicated to fintech startups. Venture capital firm Griffin Gaming Partners (GGP) announced a $750 million fund to support gaming concepts that involve blockchain and Web3 ideas.

According to GCC, the companies in the firm’s portfolio have raised more than $1 billion since January 2020. The company’s managing partners include Hironao Kunimitsu, Miko Matsumura, and Rui Zhang. “We live in the Experimental Age,” Matsumura explains in a statement sent to Bitcoin.com News. “The existing institutions and infrastructure including social infrastructure, governance, financial services and big tech are demonstrably failing us. Because the way forward is unknown, there’s a strong appetite for experimentation.” Matsumura added:

Tokens represent monetary experimentation powering Web3, DAOs and guilds are governance experiments. Avatars represent “personality experiments” whether backed by individuals, bots or groups. NFTs are experimental digital assets. The metaverse is a collection of experimental realities.

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