We are honored to have been featured in TheBlockResearch’s analysis as the most active Venture Capital firm in both quarters thus far in 2021. We firmly believe that the best way to foster innovation and adoption in the cryptocurrency sector is through active and persistent investment, and are grateful to receive recognition for our efforts to build a new financial system.

Above all else we believe that our highly optimized due diligence process, coupled with our efficient operational structure, are the greatest contributors to our outstanding volume this quarter. …


At AU21, supporting our portfolio companies through thick and thin is a fundamental tenet of our operations. We firmly believe that our unabating assistance is a significant factor as to why so many of the projects we supported have grown to become the most successful companies in blockchain. From companies like Polkadot, Polygon (Matic), and Elrond, to early investments in Binance and Huobi, we have enjoyed a unique vantage point over a variety of players in the space, and have had the privilege of funding dozens of companies that presently further the advancement of cryptocurrency and decentralization.

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At AU21 Capital, we are excited to announce our investment in Plasm, a revolutionary Layer-2 project that leverages Polkadot infrastructure to deliver a highly performant scaling solution. Plasm profoundly improves the functionality of blockchain technologies for users and providers of decentralized applications without the use of a centralizing mechanism. Our support signals our devotion towards making blockchain technology a more accessible and seamless means of collecting, storing and verifying transactional data through the use of cutting-edge technologies.

Decentralized Networks Bulge at the Seams

Although decentralization is quickly becoming a dominant theme in the evolution of database and network technology, current…


At AU21, we are committed to growing blockchain ecosystems to foster broader and more universal adoption around the world. We believe the implications of blockchain can improve lives and provide a great equalizer in decentralizing power amongst the few in the world. As early investors in some of the largest exchanges in the world — which helps provide years of financial independence for disruptive blockchain companies — including Binance, Huobi, OKEx, and Gate.io, we are proud to now help foster growth for cutting-edge blockchain ecosystems like Polygon. That’s why we’re excited to announce the $21M AU21 Polygon Ecosystem Fund.

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At AU21 Capital, we are delighted to announce our recent investment in UniLend, a decentralized and permission-less protocol that simultaneously enables issuance, lending, borrowing, trading, governance and a variety of other services for all tokens operating on the ERC20 standard. This partnership is a manifestation of our desire to widen the scope of interactivity between digital assets, increasing locked value and yielding further growth in the DeFi space.

Inhibiting Factors to Decentralized Finance Growth

Though the DeFi space has seen a tremendous increase in Total Value Locked within the past year, there remain two distinct attributes in the sector that…


At AU21 Capital, we are pleased to announce our recent investment in Crust, a Decentralized Cloud firm that provides a compelling alternative to existing cloud storage, computing and distribution services. Our backing serves as a testament to our devotion to fueling innovative projects that leverage blockchain technology to accelerate decentralization across a wide number of applications.

Issues Arising from the Explosive Growth of Cloud Computing

Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) platforms have collectively been forced to adapt their operational strategies to serve immense amounts of newfound demand. …


At AU21 Capital, we are delighted to announce our investment in Persistence. Persistence is a firm offering a wide variety of financial products and services that aim to bridge the gap between DeFi transactions and existing capital markets. This backing signifies our devotion to supporting projects that leverage blockchain technologies to create real-world value and increase widespread adoption of digital asset transactions.

Three Major Financial Players Remain Walled Apart

Businesses — The rise of decentralized and open finance has yet to offer any perceptible benefit to most firms. Capital financing remains an industry that is dominated by traditional financial institutions…


At AU21 Capital, we are excited to announce our investment in Decentral Games, a web gaming platform that utilizes novel blockchain technologies to optimize online gambling. Decentral Games’ platform leverages unique security and transaction systems to offer its users unparalleled speed and continuity across Blackjack, Roulette, Slots, Backgammon, and more.

Existing Platforms Struggle to Deliver Realism

User Experience issues plague existing cryptocurrency-based gambling experiences and detract from the ability of players to interact with each other and the game they are playing. Three main shortcomings are explained below.

Relentless User Validation Detracts from Game Progression — In most existing platforms…


At AU21 Capital, we are excited to announce our investment in Terra Virtua, an impressively well designed Non-Fungible Token platform that is poised to redefine the collectible digital asset space. Terra Virtua takes a unique approach towards the NFT experience and allows for a high degree of immersivity while remaining easily accessible and deeply engaging.

How NFT Platforms Can Achieve Greatness

Current NFT platforms have done an incredible job of creating a market for collectable digital assets, but many providers lack a compelling draw to foster wider public adoption. …


At AU21 Capital, we are delighted to announce our recent investment in Covalent, an API that empowers wallet owners to rapidly access and analyze metrics related to their digital asset portfolios like never before. Our backing serves to improve transparency for cryptocurrency investors, leading to significantly accelerated adoption and growth for the blockchain space.

Disorderly Data Leaves Investors Flying Blind

To put it simply, existing digital asset management tools fail to offer any insightful or useful information to investors in a timely manner. …

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