🚀veDAO Financing Daily News 05/18/2023

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Amount: $2.2 million

Stages: Angel round

Date: May 17

Investors: Jaynti Kanani, Suji Yan, Kevin Lin, Hiroaki Kitano, Rehito Hatoyama

Category: Social, Creator economy

Description: AnotherBall is building a new Web3 "virtual UP master" project IZUMO, IZUMO aims to create a place for anchors, illustrators, music and video producers who love anime, manga and game culture, so that they can continue to generate income according to their hobbies.




Amount: $4.3 million

Stages: Seed round

Date: May 17

Investors: TCG Crypto, Saison Capital, Global Coin Research, BlockTower Capital, Packy McCormick, Hashed Emergent, Anand Iyer, Jared Hecht, Rory Eakin

Category: DeFi, Lending

Description: Jia is a emerging market DeFi platform provides blockchain-based loans, investments and ownership to businesses in every corner of the world.

Additions: $4.3 million in pre seed round funding closed in May 2022




Amount: Undisclosed

Stages: Undisclosed

Date: May 17

Investors: ABCDE Capital

Category: CeFi, CEX, Social Trading

Description: CoinCatch is a crypto derivatives exchange focusing on social trading for KOLs to share their trading strategies inside out with their followers.




Amount: $250 million

Stages: M&A

Date: May 17

Investors: Ripple

Category: CeFi, Custody

Description: Founded in 2014 in Switzerland, METACO enables financial institutions to capitalize on the burgeoning digital asset economy. METACO’s main product, called Harmonize, is an orchestration system for digital assets. From cryptocurrency custody and trading to tokenization, staking and smart contract management, the platform seamlessly connects institutions to the new world of decentralized finance.

Additions: $17 million in Series A round funding closed on July 14, 2020



【5】Story Protocol

Amount: $29.3 million

Stages: Undisclosed

Date: May 17

Investors: a16z Crypto, Hashed, dao5, Berggruen Holdings, Samsung Next, Foresight Ventures, Two Small Ventures, SLVC, Mirana Corp

Category: Social

Description: Story Protocol is building web3 technology to revolutionize how narrative universes are created. Story Protocol's mission is to unleash an entirely new way to create, govern, and license IP on-chain, ultimately forming an ecosystem of “story legos” that can be remixed and composed.




Amount: $7 million

Stages: Undisclosed

Date: May 17

Investors: Superscrypt, Hashed Emergent, NGC Ventures, Signum Capital, UOB Venture, WWVentures, Kyber Ventures, Perridon Holdings, Coinswitch, Primal Capital, ODA Capital

Category: Infrastructure, Developer Platform, Blockchain API

Description:Airstack is a web3 developer platform that provides fast and easy access to on-chain data across projects and blockchains.

Additions: $3 million in Pre seed round funding closed on October 20, 2022



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