The cryptocurrency industry is constantly in a state of motivation, if for nothing else than to keep it thriving. In a recent study, Crypto Fund Research decided to sift through thousands of platforms to determine which ten met the criteria for being influential and important.
Their criteria dealt with the value of blockchain investments, how many investments there were, the length of the investor’s experience, and other investment activity within the last year. Read on below to learn about each of the ten that Crypto Fund Research selected.
#1 – Digital Currency Group
The Digital Currency Group seems to be the easiest choice for the top spot in that list. They are in New York, and they seem to have the highest among of the number and value of investments, along with more investors. They actually have more investments on the blockchain than all of the other 9 investment funds combined.
They have a total of 58 investments, valued at $78 million. Consumers can visit their website at dcg.co.
#2 – Pantera Capital
Pantera is based out of Menlo Park in California and is considered a hybrid hedge/venture fund. They work to invest in tokens, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain companies. They have had 31 investments in the blockchain efforts, which are valued at $65 million. Their biggest investments have been with Basis, Circle, Harbor, and DMarket. They have made 13 investments in blockchain efforts in the last year.
Their official website is panteracapital.com.
#3 – Blockchain Capital
Blockchain Capital was fairly close to Pantera Capital, and they purely invest in blockchain. They were a little late to the game, making an investment in 2013 with BTCC. However, they have managed to make more investments than anyone on this list or not on it, with the exception of Digital Currency Group, at 37 investments.
#4 – Andreessen Horowitz
Andreessen Horowitz is also known as a16z and is known as one of the biggest venture capital firms worldwide, and they are one of the few firms on this list that are not exclusive to blockchain and digital asset investments. They have managed to invest in some big players in the crypto world, like Coinbase and DFINITY.
They have a total of 14 blockchain company investments, totaling $55 million of their profits. To learn more about this company, visit a16z.com.
#5 – Node Capital
Node Capital separates itself from the rest of the list because, though it invests in blockchain as well, it primarily works to invest in ICOs for companies that want to break into the crypto world. They are located in Beijing and has become one of the most active blockchain investors, with 22 investments valuing $20 million.
This company has worked with investments in Huobi, Fengwo, and the Delphy Foundation. Their website is nodecap.com.
#6 – Boost VC
Boost VC is in San Mateo, California, and they work on supporting artificial intelligence, blockchain, and cryptocurrency efforts. They have made a total of 32 investments in blockchain, which add up to $67 million venture investments in blockchain. Some of the top investments include BlockCypher and Coinbase.
This company is not exclusive to blockchain and digital assets, which is probably part of its success. Learn about their company in greater detail by looking at boost.vc/.
#7 – IDG Capital
IDG Capital is in New York, and they are a private equity and venture capital fund. It takes the time to work with multiple types of companies, rather than just blockchain and crypto. They started with an initial investment with Ripple in 2013, and they have progressed from there. They presently have eight blockchain investments, which add up to $31 million.
Their top investments in blockchain efforts have been with Ripple, Circle, Mars Finance, and imToken. Their official website is en.idgcapital.com.
#8 – Draper Associates
Draper Associates is run by the infamous Tim Draper, who makes investments in technology and healthcare companies. They like to help out startups substantially, like their first blockchain investment with Augmate. To date, they have had 17 blockchain company investments, which amount to $25 million.
Some of the popular investments have been with Coinbase, Ledger, Factom, and CryptoMove. The official website for Draper Associates is draper.vc.
#9 – Ceyuan Ventures
Ceyuan Ventures is still in its early stages, based out of Beijing with an additional office in Hong Kong. They work with tech companies, though they also help blockchain investment opportunities. At this point, there is only six blockchain company investments, which still amount to $36 million.
Their top investments have been with Basis, Mars Finance, Trip.io, and OkCoin. Their website is ceyuan.com/en/index.html.
#10 – Lightspeed Venture Partners
Lightspeed Venture Partners is based out of Menlo Park in California, though they have six other offices around the world. They have some investments in blockchain, though they also work with consumer and enterprise industries. Their limited investments in blockchain have helped with six companies, which amount to $24 million.
The biggest investments have been with Basis, Blockchain Inc., and the Saga Foundation. The official website for Lightspeed is lsvp.com.
Other Acknowledgements From Crypto Fund Research
The full list from Crypto Fund Research is 50 companies long. Consumers can read about the other 40 companies referenced at cryptofundresearch.com/top-50-venture-capital-firms-investing-blockchain-companies/?msID=5017bf31-277f-4198-a9b5-3ddbdc2ec36c.