Uniswap Labs established a venture capital department, which has invested in 11 projects including PartyDAO, LayerZero, etc.

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Uniswap Labs, the developer of the decentralized protocol Uniswap, announced the establishment of a venture capital arm – Uniswap Labs Ventures, which will invest in startups in the Web3 space. Uniswap Labs, which has continued to invest in Web3 startups before the establishment of the VC arm, said that it will also actively participate in the on-chain and off-chain governance of investment projects. (Recap: Beyond the scale of a16z, Paradigm announced the establishment of the largest “$2.5 billion” cryptocurrency venture fund in history)

goUniswap Labs, the main developer of the centralized exchange protocol Uniswap, recently announced that it will launch a new venture capital division – Uniswap Labs Ventures, which will be used to invest in projects in the Web 3 space, including building blockchain infrastructure, developer tools and R&D users A start-up company for end-to-end applications.

Matteo Leibowitz, the company’s head of venture capital, told The Block that the current size of the VC fund has not been released, and that investments in startups will come directly from Uniswap Labs’ balance sheet; Comment on the range of average check sizes written.

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Matteo Leibowitz, head of venture capital and a former research analyst at The Block, said when asked how Uniswap Labs decides to invest in a project, the company “takes the idea and vision of the founder very seriously.”

In addition to this, we are still looking for good projects to promote Web3 and users. In all cases, we are also happy to support the team in becoming a fast growing crypto-native company through our experience and expertise.

Uniswap Labs is said to have invested in more than 11 startups and projects before the venture capital arm was established, including MakerDAO, Aave, Compound Protocol, PartyDAO, LayerZero, and Ethereum developer platform Tenderly.

The newly formed unit, Uniswap Labs Ventures, aims to help start-ups build and expand in strategy, product, partnership, engineering and design; the company also said it will actively participate in the on-chain and off-chain governance of investment projects, among many others. Areas that venture capital firms have been interested in so far.

Uniswap Labs Ventures, plans to participate in the governance systems of the MakerDAO, Aave, Compound and ENS protocols.

Leibowitz noted that the company will invest in equity and token exchanges and will jointly manage the venture capital division with Uniswap Labs Chief Operating Officer MC Lader. Leibowitz went on to say that as more and more companies and projects launch crypto funds, such as FTX Ventures and Cake DeFi Ventures, Uniswap Labs’ venture capital division has also been established.

Mutual support for the growth of Web3 companies through venture capital reflects the collaborative principles that are important to the industry’s open source spirit.

The Uniswap ecosystem benefits greatly from third-party contributions, and we are excited to reciprocate by sharing our experience and expertise with our peers.

Sequoia Capital Launches “$600 Million Cryptocurrency Fund”

Sequoia Capital announced in February that it will launch a cryptocurrency fund of up to $500 million to $600 million, one of the first sub-funds the company has launched since announcing a major restructuring in October last year.

According to Sequoia partners, the crypto fund’s investments are comprehensive and will include Layer 1 protocols, Layer 2 add-on systems, data layers, DeFi, centralized applications, NFTs, payments, gaming, Web3, and consumer and enterprise foundations facility.

One of the partners, Maguire, also said that he is very optimistic about the long-term development of cryptocurrencies and believes that this field will become a major trend in the next 20 years.

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