Here we go, folks, another edition of venture capital and/or angel investors with skin in the Metaverse game powered by the Metaverse Insider. In case you missed the first one in the series, here is the link to it.
1. Unlock Venture Partners
Unlock Venture Partners is a Seattle, Washington-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology investments in Seattle and Los Angeles. Unlock invests in entrepreneurs that have deep conviction and unique insight on how best to utilize data and AI to disrupt large industries.
Investments include Possible, Crowd Cow, Make.TV (acquired by LTN Global), Downticket, Stackin’, Chatititve (acquired by Mailchimp), Outer, Downstream (acquired by Jungle Scout), Concreit, Fight Camp, Dolly (acquired by Updater), Plunk, UNest, Mango Sciences, Fantasmo, Sensate, iLife, Mandala Space Ventures, Seasalt.AI, Hola Cash, Continuum Space Systems, DRESSX, Irreverent Labs, Gen.G and Vitrina.AI.
Past investments by the principals include Cheezburger Network, SoFi, JW Player, Sparq, Remitly (Tkr: RELY), Redfin (Tkr: RDFN), NetCracker Technologies, Rover (Tkr: ROVR), Jetlore, BuddyTV, Buuteeq, Klout and Minted.
Unlock was set up in 2017 by Founding Partners Andy Liu, Sanjay Reddy and Raazi Imam.
2. ICONIUM Blockchain Ventures
Founded in 2018 by Fabio Pezzotti, Luciano Serra, Mauro Del Rio, and Davide Baldi, Milan, Italy-based Iconium Blockchain Ventures is a private investment company that invests in digital assets and projects that will lead the decentralized Internet era.
With over 25 years of experience in the tech and digital industry and more than five years of experience in the blockchain industry, its team has already invested in dozens of initiatives and analyzed more than 1000 projects over the past three years.
Iconium values curiosity of mind and an entrepreneurial mindset and is always looking for teams both in the launch and in the growth phase to help them achieve their goals.
As long-term investors, Iconium wants to contribute to the growth of projects that will shape the economy of tomorrow. It is doing this with its portfolio of Metaverse companies that include KeeperDAO, Enjin, Band Protocol, and others.
Decasonic is the venture and digital assets fund building blockchain innovation.
Drawing on its decades of experience as both tech investors and operators to help founders in blockchain accelerate product-market fit and scale growth, Decasonic engineers with a systematic approach to iconic growth blockchain
Decasonic believes people, data and relationships are the north stars of its fund, and it takes a long-term view on its relationships with outlier founders. These relationships, ultimately, become the foundation of our investment franchise.
Founded in 2013 by Paul Hsu, this Chicago-based VC has several companies in its portfolio that are making waves in the new technological era — these include Kadena in Blockchain, Membrane in DeFi, Strider in gaming, and others in NFT and Web3-based projects.