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H1 2022 Crypto Fundraising Report - Dove Metrics x Messari

Messari

Aug 2, 2022 ⋅  1 min read

Today we are publishing our H1 2022 Crypto Fundraising Report created in collaboration with the Dove Metrics team. This report is based on the 1,199 rounds tracked over the past six months across Web3, DeFi, CeFi, Infrastructure, and NFTs. Our database tracks more than 4,300+ active crypto investors (including funds, DAO’s, Labs, and angels).

Download the full H1 2022 Crypto Fundraising Report by clicking here.

Executive Summary

  • Non-Ethereum NFT projects take a leg-up in Q2 - fundraising totals for non-Ethereum-ecosystem NFT projects outpaced Ethereum ecosystem NFT projects in Q2 2022 by a margin of $1.8B.
  • The gaming NFT vertical stands in a class of its own - The gaming NFT vertical raised more than four times as much capital as any other NFT vertical in H1
  • DeFi ended H1 on a strong note - raising $624M in the month of June, more than two times as much as any month in the past six months
  • DAO participation continues to concentrate in early-stage rounds - of all funding rounds that included DAO participation, 71% were at the seed stage.
  • CeFi remains king of capital - reigning in $10.3B in the first six months of the year, with almost half of all funding rounds totaling more than $10M.

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