Funding

Dfuse raises $3.5 million to further blockchain API mission

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Dfuse, a provider of APIs for blockchain technology, has announced that it has raised £2.75m in a seed round led by Multicoin Capital, a thesis-driven cryptofund, and Intel Capital.

According to Dfuse, the latest funding will be utilised to expand its cross-blockchain technology platform and also grow its engineering and customer success teams. The company, in its own words, provides ‘the most robust and reliable Web3 data stack, with GraphQL, WebSocket and REST APIs to build performant blockchain applications.’

Michael Reed, director, Blockchain Program Office at Intel said: “Intel silicon technologies can help improve the security, scalability, and privacy of blockchain applications. We look forward to working with Dfuse to help more blockchain developers utilize and benefit from Intel technology.”

This is by no means the only piece of funding secured this month. Helium, an IoT startup, announced that it had raised £11.8m in a series C funding round that was conducted by Union Square Ventures and Multicoin Capital. According to the startup, as of now, firms that need IoT data find it very expensive to get it and that is the reason why the IoT firm is aiming to reduce these costs which Helium believes could challenge the traditional telecommunication infrastructure.

Spring Labs, a California-based blockchain startup, raised £18m in a recently conducted series A funding round led by GreatPoint Ventures. August Capital, RRE Ventures, Multicoin Capital, CardWorks, General Motors Ventures, Galaxy Digital, and The Pritzker Group were some of the existing investors who participated in the fundraising session. Spring Labs develops Spring Protocol, a blockchain-based platform that plays an important role in transforming the way information and data are shared across the world. In the company’s own words, Spring Labs offers itself as the ‘un-bureau’, providing a ‘transformative and decentralised infrastructure for credit and identity data.’

BoxOne Ventures, White Star Capital and Panache Ventures were some of the other firms that participated in the Dfuse round.

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