crypto startups

Just how big of a recovery will it take to bring investors back to web3?

The crypto community has been enjoying a welcome reprieve from the dismal climate of the past year but it's unclear if these recent gains will translate into more lasting interest in the decentralized

Your first look at Alliance DAO’s latest cohort of web3 startups

The crypto industry continues to face myriad headwinds, but there’s no shortage of startups and founders diving into the space. Alliance DAO, a web3 accelerator and builder community, had its most r

Crypto security startup Hypernative raises $9M to help prevent web3 cyber attacks

Hypernative, a crypto security-focused startup, has raised $9 million in seed funding as it emerges from stealth, co-founder and CEO Gal Sagie exclusively told TechCrunch. The funding round was led by

Deal Box’s venture arm to invest $125M in startups using web3 technology

Deal Box, a capital markets advisory and token offering packaging platform, has launched its venture arm with plans to invest $125 million in startups using web3 technology, the company shared Wednesd

Web3 messaging infrastructure Notifi raises $10M seed round co-led by Hashed, Race Capital 

Notifi, a communication infrastructure platform for web3, said Tuesday it has raised $10 million in an oversubscribed seed funding co-led by previous backers Hashed and Race Capital. Other investors i

Crypto bear markets are a ‘great time’ to launch startups, industry execs say

Uniswap's Mary-Catherine Lader, Visa's Cuy Sheffield, and Brett Harrison, former president of FTX, said at TechCrunch Disrupt that it's still a great time to build a crypto startup.

Green shoots appear in crypto land as winter reigns

Let's talk crypto venture capital activity, NFT activity, price changes, DeFi, and, finally, September trading data.

NEAR protocol spin-off Open Web Collective launches venture arm to invest in early-stage web3

Open Web Collective, a blockchain and web3 accelerator, has launched a new division called OWC Ventures to invest in early-stage crypto startups, the team exclusively told TechCrunch. The division is

Goldsky raises $20M to bring real-time, on-chain data to crypto companies

Despite well-known volatility in the crypto market, crypto startups building infrastructure to support the industry’s long-term growth have seemed to fare better than their peers. This is especi

Spectral raises $23M to help create web3 credit scores

As more traditional finance products and services find their way into web3, there are some crypto startups emerging with a focus on adding decentralization to old-school practices. Spectral, a credit

Y Combinator alumni raise $80 million for DAO to back crypto startups

Groups of people seeking to invest together have been turning to the crypto-native DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) structure for a collective decision-making framework. While an investment

5 investors explain why Latin America is poised to weather the crypto winter

From high poverty rates to low financial inclusion, there are common threads throughout LatAm that explain why trends such as play-to-earn crypto gaming have seen widespread adoption.

Just how overpriced are crypto startups?

What's the value of crypto startups now that Coinbase has been repriced and its underlying market in the crypto-equivalent of a recession?

Following a16z departure, Katie Haun debuts Haun Ventures with $1.5B in capital to back crypto startups

Katie Haun, who co-led Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto arm before announcing her departure this past December, is ready to take the wraps off her new organization, which she’s calling Haun Ve

Venture firm Chapter One launches an incubator to give million-dollar checks to web3 startups

Chapter One, an LA-based venture firm which recently announced a $40 million crypto fund, is looking for ways to differentiate itself in the crowded crypto VC world. Its newest effort is called Chapte

Crypto startup Phantom banks funding from Andreessen Horowitz to scale its multichain wallet

While retail investors grew more comfortable buying cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum in 2021, the decentralized application world still has a lot of work to do when it comes to onboarding a