Notable Investment Activities July 2022

In this article, we focus on three entities that are interested in their investments, these activities are largely focused on the Game sector.

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Magic Eden Establishes Blockchain Game Investment Fund

July 13, Magic Eden, the NFT trading platform on Solana, launched an investment fund for the web3 gaming segment.

In an announcement on Tuesday, July 12, Magic Eden announced the establishment of Magic Ventures. This new unit will invest in the development of the web3 game segment and support the construction of infrastructure. The company believes that gaming will be a potential industry with the ability to attract millions of users to the blockchain. 

“The gaming world is a huge market that is starting to re-explore the web. We intend to deepen our relationship with both players and developers to a higher future of blockchain gaming. ,” said Jack Lu, co-founder of Magic Eden. 

https://twitter.com/MagicEden/status/1546925266349465601?ref_src

In order to focus on web3 gaming, Magic Eden said that it will have an appointment with Tony Zhao to lead this venture. Zhao used to work at Tencent Game, where he focused on investing in games, acquiring gaming studios and establishing strategic relationships within Tencent corporation. 

In addition, Magic Eden also consulted with Yoonsup Choi, Harrison Chang and Matt Biamonte, experts in NFT and gaming to support future game developers. 

Magic Eden has raised over $130 million in a Series B funding round at a valuation of $1.6 billion. There is currently no clear announcement on the Magic Eden investment quota for Magic Ventures and the target audience. 

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Magic Games

This is not the first time this NFT exchange has come into contact with the blockchain gaming space. Magic Eden launched a hosting platform called Eden Games in March. The platform has developed over 50 game projects and attracted over 300,000 NFT players and transactions. 

Earlier, Magic Games announced that it had just reached a partnership with many developers such as Aurory, Genopets, and Mini Royale. Zhao also said he will promote partnerships for Magic Eden. 

Animoca Brands Raised $75 Million, Raising Its Valuation To $5.9 Billion

On July 12, Animoca Brands announced the completion of a $75 million funding round and raised the company’s valuation to $5.9 billion. Accordingly, this investment will be used to support acquisitions and product development, expanding the metaverse.

In an announcement on July 12, Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based gaming software venture, said it had completed a $75.32 million funding round, bringing its valuation to $5.9 billion. 

Earlier in January, the company reached a valuation of more than $5 billion after raising $358.88 million in a new round of funding. It is known that the recent investment is the second mobilization of this fund, through an appraisal process.

Contributing to this funding round of Animoca Brands include Liberty City Ventures, Kingsway Capital, Alpha Wave Ventures, 10T, SG Spring Limited Partnership Fund, Generation Highway Ltd, Cosmic Summit Investments Limited, and some others. Which, Liberty City Ventures is also the venture capital fund that led the company’s capital raising in January this year. 

https://twitter.com/ForbesCrypto/status/1546838271413608448?s=20&t=TjsTIkyG4zcd0veTIcYFQg

Before this event, Emil Woods – managing partner of Liberty City Ventures shared the benefits of blockchain technology associated with the gaming industry. 

“In the next decade, humanity will discover and leverage the game-changing power of blockchain-based digital asset ownership. That will bring convenience to many aspects of everyday life,” said Emil Woods.

In addition, Animoca Brands has also made registration agreements with investors to raise capital with the registration price of AUD 4.50 (equivalent to USD 3.03) per share, for a total of 23,237,058 new shares. . According to the company’s report after the recent fundraising, Animoca Brands will have a total of 1,836,142,334 common shares issued in the market. 

The new capital will be used to further support acquisitions, investments and product development, secure licenses for intellectual property, and expand the metaverse through promoting rights and digital ownership for online users. 

Yat Siu, Co-Founder and CEO at Animoca Brands, said: 

“Digital asset ownership represents a disruptive change that impacts everyone and sets the stage for the emergence of the metaverse.”

It can be seen that Animoca Brands has continuously raised huge capital this year and spent heavily on the blockchain gaming industry through acquisitions. That further demonstrates the company’s ambition to “capture” the gaming market in the crypto space, despite the crypto landscape showing signs of recession this year. 

Lightspeed Successfully Raised More Than $7 Billion From Four New Funds

On July 12, Lightspeed announced the successful funding of $7 billion through four new funds focused on developing early-stage and growth-stage companies.

In an announcement on July 12, venture capital firm Lightspeed said it has successfully raised more than $7 billion. According to this huge amount of money will be poured into 4 new funds focusing on businesses in the early and growth stages.

The company also announced the launch of Lightspeed Faction, known as a special organization that operates independently, to support outstanding founders in blockchain infrastructure. The organization will be led by investors Sam Harrison and Banafsheh Fathieh. 

“Blockchains can be applied to many new use cases and will gradually replace old technologies. The Lightspeed Faction was launched with the goal of scaling up and unlocking the potential of the company,” Lightspeed said in a statement.   

https://twitter.com/0xSamHarrison/status/1545622238484779010?s=20&t=SnGkNrbPMrYUhp7fja480g

Reportedly, four new funds were established after this company’s massive funding round, including Lightspeed Venture Partners XIV-A/BLP, Lightspeed Venture Partners Select VLP, Lightspeed Opportunity Fund II LP and Lightspeed India Partners Fund IV. The funds were launched with a capital of 1.98 billion USD, 2.26 billion USD, 2.36 billion USD and 500 million USD respectively.

Lightspeed’s announcement was made in the context of the cryptocurrency market going into a downtrend, the activity of investment funds over the past time also seems to show signs of slowing down. Facing the not-so-positive macroeconomic situation, and increasing inflation, the capital allocation of large funds may also change more or less. 

However, recently some funds have started to raise capital again to carry out upcoming development plans. Most recently, Animoca Brands raised $75 million, bringing the company’s valuation to $5.9 billion. This could be one of the positive signals for the market right now.

Verdict

The above are notable investments, hopefully helping you to realize many interesting things in the near future.

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas about the project, please email ventures@coincu.com.

DISCLAIMER: The Information on this website is provided as general market commentary and does not constitute investment advice. We encourage you to do your research before investing.

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Notable Investment Activities July 2022

In this article, we focus on three entities that are interested in their investments, these activities are largely focused on the Game sector.

image 729
Notable Investment Activities July 2022 6

Magic Eden Establishes Blockchain Game Investment Fund

July 13, Magic Eden, the NFT trading platform on Solana, launched an investment fund for the web3 gaming segment.

In an announcement on Tuesday, July 12, Magic Eden announced the establishment of Magic Ventures. This new unit will invest in the development of the web3 game segment and support the construction of infrastructure. The company believes that gaming will be a potential industry with the ability to attract millions of users to the blockchain. 

“The gaming world is a huge market that is starting to re-explore the web. We intend to deepen our relationship with both players and developers to a higher future of blockchain gaming. ,” said Jack Lu, co-founder of Magic Eden. 

https://twitter.com/MagicEden/status/1546925266349465601?ref_src

In order to focus on web3 gaming, Magic Eden said that it will have an appointment with Tony Zhao to lead this venture. Zhao used to work at Tencent Game, where he focused on investing in games, acquiring gaming studios and establishing strategic relationships within Tencent corporation. 

In addition, Magic Eden also consulted with Yoonsup Choi, Harrison Chang and Matt Biamonte, experts in NFT and gaming to support future game developers. 

Magic Eden has raised over $130 million in a Series B funding round at a valuation of $1.6 billion. There is currently no clear announcement on the Magic Eden investment quota for Magic Ventures and the target audience. 

coin98
Magic Games

This is not the first time this NFT exchange has come into contact with the blockchain gaming space. Magic Eden launched a hosting platform called Eden Games in March. The platform has developed over 50 game projects and attracted over 300,000 NFT players and transactions. 

Earlier, Magic Games announced that it had just reached a partnership with many developers such as Aurory, Genopets, and Mini Royale. Zhao also said he will promote partnerships for Magic Eden. 

Animoca Brands Raised $75 Million, Raising Its Valuation To $5.9 Billion

On July 12, Animoca Brands announced the completion of a $75 million funding round and raised the company’s valuation to $5.9 billion. Accordingly, this investment will be used to support acquisitions and product development, expanding the metaverse.

In an announcement on July 12, Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based gaming software venture, said it had completed a $75.32 million funding round, bringing its valuation to $5.9 billion. 

Earlier in January, the company reached a valuation of more than $5 billion after raising $358.88 million in a new round of funding. It is known that the recent investment is the second mobilization of this fund, through an appraisal process.

Contributing to this funding round of Animoca Brands include Liberty City Ventures, Kingsway Capital, Alpha Wave Ventures, 10T, SG Spring Limited Partnership Fund, Generation Highway Ltd, Cosmic Summit Investments Limited, and some others. Which, Liberty City Ventures is also the venture capital fund that led the company’s capital raising in January this year. 

https://twitter.com/ForbesCrypto/status/1546838271413608448?s=20&t=TjsTIkyG4zcd0veTIcYFQg

Before this event, Emil Woods – managing partner of Liberty City Ventures shared the benefits of blockchain technology associated with the gaming industry. 

“In the next decade, humanity will discover and leverage the game-changing power of blockchain-based digital asset ownership. That will bring convenience to many aspects of everyday life,” said Emil Woods.

In addition, Animoca Brands has also made registration agreements with investors to raise capital with the registration price of AUD 4.50 (equivalent to USD 3.03) per share, for a total of 23,237,058 new shares. . According to the company’s report after the recent fundraising, Animoca Brands will have a total of 1,836,142,334 common shares issued in the market. 

The new capital will be used to further support acquisitions, investments and product development, secure licenses for intellectual property, and expand the metaverse through promoting rights and digital ownership for online users. 

Yat Siu, Co-Founder and CEO at Animoca Brands, said: 

“Digital asset ownership represents a disruptive change that impacts everyone and sets the stage for the emergence of the metaverse.”

It can be seen that Animoca Brands has continuously raised huge capital this year and spent heavily on the blockchain gaming industry through acquisitions. That further demonstrates the company’s ambition to “capture” the gaming market in the crypto space, despite the crypto landscape showing signs of recession this year. 

Lightspeed Successfully Raised More Than $7 Billion From Four New Funds

On July 12, Lightspeed announced the successful funding of $7 billion through four new funds focused on developing early-stage and growth-stage companies.

In an announcement on July 12, venture capital firm Lightspeed said it has successfully raised more than $7 billion. According to this huge amount of money will be poured into 4 new funds focusing on businesses in the early and growth stages.

The company also announced the launch of Lightspeed Faction, known as a special organization that operates independently, to support outstanding founders in blockchain infrastructure. The organization will be led by investors Sam Harrison and Banafsheh Fathieh. 

“Blockchains can be applied to many new use cases and will gradually replace old technologies. The Lightspeed Faction was launched with the goal of scaling up and unlocking the potential of the company,” Lightspeed said in a statement.   

https://twitter.com/0xSamHarrison/status/1545622238484779010?s=20&t=SnGkNrbPMrYUhp7fja480g

Reportedly, four new funds were established after this company’s massive funding round, including Lightspeed Venture Partners XIV-A/BLP, Lightspeed Venture Partners Select VLP, Lightspeed Opportunity Fund II LP and Lightspeed India Partners Fund IV. The funds were launched with a capital of 1.98 billion USD, 2.26 billion USD, 2.36 billion USD and 500 million USD respectively.

Lightspeed’s announcement was made in the context of the cryptocurrency market going into a downtrend, the activity of investment funds over the past time also seems to show signs of slowing down. Facing the not-so-positive macroeconomic situation, and increasing inflation, the capital allocation of large funds may also change more or less. 

However, recently some funds have started to raise capital again to carry out upcoming development plans. Most recently, Animoca Brands raised $75 million, bringing the company’s valuation to $5.9 billion. This could be one of the positive signals for the market right now.

Verdict

The above are notable investments, hopefully helping you to realize many interesting things in the near future.

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas about the project, please email ventures@coincu.com.

DISCLAIMER: The Information on this website is provided as general market commentary and does not constitute investment advice. We encourage you to do your research before investing.

Join CoinCu Telegram to keep track of news: https://t.me/coincunews

Follow CoinCu Youtube Channel | Follow CoinCu Facebook page

Marcus

Coincu Venture

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