Animoca Brands Leads $130M Investment in Venture Accelerator Brinc for Web 3 Expansion


Venture accelerator Brinc closed a $130 million funding spherical, led by NFT and metaverse investor Animoca Brands.

  • Brinc closed a $30 million Series B and an extra $100 million for startup investments, the corporate stated.
  • The funds shall be used to help Brinc’s enlargement into new places and Web 3, which incorporates blockchain-focused applications in decentralized finance (DeFi), gaming and extra.
  • Metaverse refers to an immersive digital world created by the mixture of digital actuality, augmented actuality and the web, whereas DeFi is a blanket time period that refers to monetary actions carried out on blockchain with out conventional middlemen.
  • The funding from Animoca Brands continues the 2 corporations’ ongoing partnership, following the joint development of an NFT launchpad.
  • Hong Kong-headquartered Brinc claims to have supported the expansion of greater than 200 startups since its launch in 2014.
  • The Brinc funding comes after Animoca and Binance Smart Chain began a $200 million program to take a position in blockchain gaming tasks.
  • Also primarily based in Hong Kong, Animoca Brands is an investor in NFTs and metaverse tasks and has a majority stake in metaverse recreation The Sandbox. It acquired a valuation of $2.2 billion throughout a $65 million funding spherical in October.

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