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    Venture capital Waveslab Ventures launches inaugural crypto venture fund for blockchain startups

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    Waveslab Ventures, a rising star in the crypto venture capital landscape, has unveiled its maiden venture fund, boasting a hefty $15 million corpus. The fund, spearheaded by three prominent institutional investors, is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of disruptive crypto and blockchain startups by providing them with seed funding at an early stage.

    Waveslab Ventures’ dedication to identifying and supporting high-growth blockchain projects is not merely an investment strategy; it is a commitment to fostering innovation and driving the transformative power of blockchain technology. They recognize the potential to revolutionize industries, disrupt traditional models, and empower individuals with unprecedented control over their finances and data.

    The firm’s track record speaks volumes about their ability to identify and nurture promising blockchain projects. Their previous investments have witnessed remarkable growth and success, validating their expertise and reinforcing their position as a leading force in the blockchain investment landscape.

    The fund’s focus is on Web3 predominantly in three key areas – infrastructure, real-world assets and growth. Infrastructure includes networks, protocols, and consensus mechanisms. Real-world assets tokenization represents a new era towards digitalization. Growth refers to scalability solutions like Layer-2, which can facilitate interoperability between different blockchain networks, unlock new use cases and opportunities for blockchain applications.

    According to a research report published by Spherical Insights & Consulting, the global Web3 blockchain market is expected to grow from $1.82 billion in 2022 to $67.92 billion by 2032, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) or 43.6% during the projected period. The Web3 blockchain market represents a digital paradigm shirt, encompassing advanced internet technologies as well as decentralized blockchain systems. The primary goal of Web3 is to use blockchain technology to enable seamless data sharing, interoperability and improve user experiences.

    “We envision Web3 will change the world by enabling greater decentralization and disintermediation. It will provide increased data security, scalability and privacy for users. As the demand for transparency, security and privacy increases, Web3 could just be the solution. It’s an area that we can add value,” Benford Blumer, Chief Executive Officer of Waveslab Venture. “We are long-term investors and believe that web3 offer the largest areas for enterprise value creation. We are on the lookout for projects that we believe can make a positive impact on the ecosystem and drive blockchain innovation forward. Blockchain is a key, generational technological trend, and its impact will be huge in the years to come.”

    Waveslab Ventures’ investments in Enphyr and FireUp Finance showcase their commitment to fostering innovation and propelling groundbreaking blockchain solutions to the forefront. Each project embodies the firm’s vision of supporting transformative technologies that address pressing industry challenges and redefine the paradigm of decentralized finance.

    Enphyr, an Ethereum-based Layer 2 solution, tackles the critical issues of data privacy, data tokenization, and Know Your Customer (KYC) verification, laying the foundation for a robust, secure, and compliant Web 3 ecosystem. Its innovative approach to data management empowers users to retain control over their personal information while enabling seamless integration with decentralized applications.

    FireUp Finance, a decentralized protocol that revolutionizes the realm of decentralized finance by introducing lightning-fast order execution and enhanced liquidity. Its innovative infrastructure caters to sophisticated traders seeking to capitalize on market fluctuations and optimize their strategies.

    These strategic investments reflect Waveslab Ventures’ deep understanding of the evolving blockchain landscape and their ability to identify projects with the potential to reshape the industry. By investing in Enphyr’s and FireUp Finance, with more in discussion, the firm is actively contributing to the development of a more secure, efficient, and decentralized financial system.

    The fund’s average investment is between $100,000 to $1 million per project. The firm aims to fully deploy the fund in around two years, but won’t rush to meet that time frame. The firm is still sourcing for new investments and intends to add another eight to ten projects to the portfolio. Besides providing capital, Waveslab will also offer value-added services, such as mentorship, strategic guidance, access to networks, business scaling and operational support to ensure their success.

    “As crypto-centric venture capital firms continue to secure substantial funds to invest in projects at growth or matured stage. We have pinpointed an opportunity to support early-stage Web3 founders in obtaining their initial institutional funding. These amounts might be deemed too modest for larger investors and making it hard for them to raise capital. Furthermore, we have observed that early-stage funds often struggle to deliver extensive value-added support to founders due to resource constraints. In contrast, we take a divergent approach by allocating the necessary resources to provide our portfolio companies with the support to ensure in their success.” Blumer added.

    As 2024 unfolds, the crypto market stands poised to witness a period of unprecedented growth and innovation, fueled by a confluence of positive factors. The recent approval of Bitcoin ETFs, the looming Bitcoin halving event, and the rekindled confidence among investors have created a highly conducive environment for the crypto industry to flourish.

    Under the leadership of Blumer, Waveslab Ventures is confident in delivering exceptional returns for their investors. By leveraging their expertise, navigating the complexities of the crypto market, and identifying promising projects, the firm is well-positioned to capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead.

    Waveslab Ventures: waveslab.ventures
    Enphyr: enphyr.com
    Fireup: fireup.finance

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