Institutional capital has flooded into the cryptocurrency and blockchain market in recent months, with both MicroStrategy and Tesla adding a billion dollars of bitcoin to their balance sheets. While the media sat bolt-upright in their chairs and widely reported these buy-ins, the goings-on in crypto start-ups funding are just as newsworthy, as blockchain-focused venture capital proliferate at a rapid rate, deploying capital through tokens and equity stakes.

Below we have mentioned 20 most active VCs in crypto who are actively investing in DeFi projects, Crypto tokens, NFT’s and startups disrupting fintech and other sectors through the  decentralization revolution.

💰 Fabric Ventures

Location- London, UK

Stage- Early Stage

Fabric Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in scalable decentralized networks. It is a VC fund backed by OpenOcean and Firestartr. Moreover, Fabric Ventures is building on OpenOcean’s peerless open source pedigree and Firestartr’s background in seed investing and blockchain focus and is backing the boldest projects forming the foundation of the ‘Fourth Age of Open Source’. Fabric Ventures manage portfolio of 22+ Investments.

https://www.fabric.vc/

Investor Profile: https://app.innmind.com/investors/14163

💰 Ascensive Assets

Location: Amsterdam, Seoul

Stage: pre-seed and seed

Geo Focus: Global

Ascensive Assets is a private investment firm focusing solely on the digital asset industry. With offices in London, Amsterdam and Seoul, they invest in early stage blockchain, crypto and defi startups globally. Among most notable investments among 11 portfolio companies there are Polkaswitch, Yield Guild Games, Kine Protocol and Frax (one of the fastest growing companies).

The founding team led by Oliver Blakey has a deep knowledge and huge industry expertise that allows them to provide strategic support to portfolio companies in addition to cash fuel.

https://ascensiveassets.com/

Investor profile: https://app.innmind.com/investors/10990

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💰 PetRock Capital

Location: Singapore

Stage: Early Stage

PetRock Capital is a venture capital based in Singapore with a laser focus on building a multichain future. The firm invests in purposeful applications on Layer 1 blockchains, with an emphasis on the Solana ecosystem. PetRock Capital is founded by individuals from Goldman Sachs, Boston Consulting Group, PwC, and Aura Group. On top of their collective knowledge from investment banking to management consulting, the team also comes with years of experience and a network of key relationships in the blockchain space.

PetRock Capital delivers unrivalled quality for their portfolio projects beyond capital injections and are known for on-the-ground partnerships formed with their invested projects. In 2021, PetRock Capital has invested in over 20 projects, with notable ones including Raydium Protocol, Genesis Shards, Babylon Finance, Star Atlas and Konomi Network.

https://petrock.capital/

Investor Profile: https://app.innmind.com/investors/14301

💰 Cryptomeria Capital

Location: China

Geo Focus: Global

Stage: Pre-seed and Seed

Cryptomeria Capital was founded in 2020. The firm focuses exclusively on ventures, tokens, and projects related to blockchain technology and crypto assets. The team has extensive knowledge about the blockchain industry landscape both in the East and the West.

Cryptomeria Capital, with the full access to the most influential media in the Asian blockchain industry, Chinese crypto funds and global crypto exchanges acts as a gateway for overseas blockchain projects, aims to bridge the gap between the two sides and help projects to localize in the most efficient way possible.

https://cryptomeriacapital.com/

💰 TRGC

Location: Amsterdam, New York

Stage: Any

GEO Focus: Global

TRGC is a digital asset fund focused on investment opportunities in Blockchain protocols and DeFi applications, aiming to accelerate the next paradigm shift of the internet and decentralised finance sector. The firm invests in both liquid digital assets and backs exceptional teams at their earliest stage.

The portfolio includes KAVA, Polkadot, AVA, Reef and other great startups in DeFi and NFT space. In addition to cash investments, TRGC supports portfolio companies in industry connections, regulatory issues, helping them to build communities and construct flourishing ecosystems

https://trgc.io/

Investor profile: https://app.innmind.com/investors/14043

💰 DeFi Capital

Location: Netherlands

Stage: Multi-Stage

GEO Focus: Global

DeFi Capital is a fully regulated investment fund, based in the Netherlands, with an international scope. The team consists of experienced investors, traders and DeFi experts, that are selecting opportunities to invest in and utilize DeFi to contribute to the adoption, create a financial return and do so in a sustainable and responsible manner.

DeFi Capital offers a range of funds, from directly investing in DeFi projects and organisations for high returns to utilizing the fast rise of stablecoins to generate a steady, low-risk return.

https://deficapital.com/

Investor Profile: https://app.innmind.com/investors/14573

💰 8 Decimal Capital

Location- San Francisco, United States, and Beijing China

Geo Focus: US, China, Singapore, South Korea, Germany

Stage: Early Stage

8 Decimal Capital is San Francisco based multi-strategy Venture Capital firm focused on both token and equity investment. 8 Decimal Capital has made 40+ investments with an AUM of $60M+ USD. Their most recent investment was on Apr 19, 2019, in Force Protocol Corporate round where they were the lead Investor. The Investment team consists of venture capital veterans, researchers, and trading professionals.

http://8dcapital.com/

💰 Blockchain Capital

Location- San Francisco, United States

Stage- Multi-Stage

Blockchain Capital is a pioneer and the premier venture capital firm investing in Blockchain enabled technology companies. Blockchain Capital was founded in 2013 with the mission of helping entrepreneurs build world-class companies and projects based on blockchain technology.

Blockchain Capital is one of the oldest and most active venture investors in the blockchain industry and has financed 90+ companies and projects since its inception with 7 exists. They invest in both equity and tokens and are a multi-stage investor.

https://blockchain.capital/

💰 BnkToTheFuture

Location- Kentucky, United States

BnkToTheFuture is an online platform that facilitates investments in FinTech, blockchain, and bitcoin companies. BnkToTheFuture have made 14+ Investments with 1 exit till now.

https://bnktothefuture.com/

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💰 Boost VC

Location- California, United States

Stage- Early Stage

Boost VC has has financed 65+ Blockchain and Crypto companies including recognised successful companies like Coinbase, Aragon, Fairmint and others. They also have an accelerator, investing $500k in technical teams using Sci-Fi technology to change the world - crypto, virtual reality, augmented reality, space tech, human augmentation, ocean tech, etc.

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💰 Castle Island Ventures

Location- Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Stage- Early Stage

CIV are a venture capital firm focused exclusively on public blockchains. They invest in infrastructure and application companies that will enable these transformative protocols to power services for the next billion users. CIV believe that permissionless blockchains represent a new form of politico-economic institution that will fundamentally alter market structures and spawn entirely new industries. They have made 20+ Investments till now and recently raised new $50M Fund.

https://www.castleisland.vc/

💰 Chainfund Capital

Location- San Francisco, United States

Stage- Early Stage

Chainfund Capital is a Global FinTech Fund that invests in the next generation of financial technology. They have made 14+ Investments till now including leading companies like Coinbase, Bakkt, Abra….

https://www.chainfund.capital/

💰 Digital Currency Group

Location- New York, United States

Stage- Multistage

Digital Currency Group build and support bitcoin and blockchain companies by leveraging their insights, network, and access to capital. Based in New York City, DCG has been an active seed investor in the digital currency industry with 190+ investments in over 30 countries with 19 exits.

https://dcg.co/

💰 Dragonfly Capital Partners

Location- San Francisco, United States

Stage- Early Stage

Dragonfly Capital Partners are investing in and supporting the most promising opportunities in the cryptoasset class. Dragonfly Capital Partners have made 23+ Investments till now with 2 exits.

https://www.dcp.capital/

💰 Fenbushi Capital

Location- Shanghai, China

Fenbushi Capital is the first and most active blockchain-focused venture capital firm in Asia. Founded in Shanghai in 2015 by veterans across both blockchain and traditional financial industries, it has to date supported over 60 leading projects across 4 continents leveraging blockchain technology to reshape myriad industries such as finance, healthcare, supply chain, and consumer goods. Fenbushi’s mission is to drive healthy and sustainable growth in the global blockchain ecosystem, and actively works as a long-term strategic partner to its portfolio projects.

https://www.fenbushicapital.vc/index_en.html

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💰 HashKey Capital

Location- Hong Kong

Geo Location- EU, US and Asia

A Hong Kong based token fund invest primarily in blockchain assets traded on exchanges, based on fundamental research and technical analysis. HashKey Capital have made 40+ Investments.

https://www.hashkey.com/

💰 Kenetic Capital

Location- Hong Kong

Stage- Early Stage

Kenetic is Hong Kong based proprietary trading and VC investment firm focused on digital assets and blockchain related companies. They have portfolio of 50+ companies.

https://kenetic.capital/

💰 Multicoin Capital

Location- Austin, Texas, United States

Multicoin Capital is a thesis-driven cryptofund that invests long term in tokens that reshape entire sectors of the global economy. It is on a mission to accelerate the transition from the centralized institutions of the industrial age to the decentralized institution of the internet age. By accelerating the transition from permissioned to permissionless financial systems, Multicoin aims to accelerate humanity’s ability to achieve its full potential.

https://multicoin.capital/

💰 Pantera Capital

Location- Menlo Park, CA, United States

Stage- Early Stage

Pantera Capital is an investment firm focused exclusively on ventures, tokens, and projects related to blockchain tech, digital currency. Pantera team is experienced in both traditional finance and emergent blockchain technology. Within the next several years, Pantera envision blockchains and digital currencies having an established, responsibly managed, and regulated role in the global economy, soon after disintermediating a myriad of industries. They have invested in 110+ projects with 12 exits till now.

https://www.panteracapital.com/

💰 Polychain

Location- San Francisco, United States

Polychain Capital is the world's premier investor in cryptocurrency protocols and companies. Polychain Capital is committed to exceptional returns for investors through actively managed portfolios of these 70+ blockchain assets.

http://polychain.capital/

💰 Winklevoss capital

Location- New York, United States

Stage- Early Stage

Founded by Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss, Winklevoss capital is an active and leading Investor in Blockchain related projects with a recent portfolio of 90+ companies.

https://winklevosscapital.com/

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