At the LA Blockchain Summit, the blockchain and fintech venture studio Draper Goren Holm announced the launch of a $25 million blockchain fund called “Fund 1.” According to the announcement the money will be used for promising blockchain and fintech startups in Series A and seed investments.
The studio Draper Goren Holm is basically a partnership between Josef Holm, Alon Goren, and the well known venture capitalist Tim Draper. The company is focused on incubating startups that are working in fintech and creating blockchain solutions. For instance, news.Bitcoin.com reported on Draper Goren Holm’s WordPress plugin that gives anyone the ability to create a crypto exchange on a WP-based site.
At the LA Blockchain Summit the three founders discussed the new blockchain and fintech venture called “Fund 1.” The initial investment strategy will be to invest in novel early-stage projects and Draper Goren Holm already has a portfolio of around 18 startups.
Fund 1’s focus is international and transcends borders but for now, the venture fund will concentrate on Europe. The fund is to start investing in blockchain and fintech projects immediately and the firm is opening a new office in Vienna, Austria.
“This first close was a sort of ‘friends and family’ round,” Alon Goren, Founding Partner of Draper Goren Holm said at the LA Blockchain Summit. “Alongside Tim Draper and other individual friends investing in us again, other blockchain funds like Blockchain Founders Fund and the Keiretsu Capital Blockchain Fund of Funds participated.”
Draper Goren Holm’s 18 startups have already seen internal growth and ideas like the digital securities sector, security tokens, and decentralized finance (defi) have bolstered the…