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EMURGO is a multi-stage venture builder that invests in both equity and tokens. It aims to create a more connected and equitable world through Cardano blockchain.

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Tokyo,

Japan

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08:43 EDT EMURGO Ventures Expands Global Investment Strategy, Targets Interoperable Web3 Technologies with Cardano Synergy

Jun 8, 2022

News provided by Share this article Share this article SINGAPORE, June 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- EMURGO Ventures, the investment arm of Cardano's official commercial arm EMURGO, today announced and outlined its global investment strategy to foster Cardano's Web3 adoption, including the appointment of two senior executives to execute its strategy. EMURGO Ventures will carry a broad strategic investment perspective based on Web3 technologies with Cardano interoperability. It will target investments into an expanded spectrum of startups and already established companies; including those that are blockchain-agnostic and built on other blockchain platforms that are interoperable with Cardano's ecosystem. Ultimately, this strategy aims to drive Cardano's Web3 adoption by investing into a variety of Cardano-native and non-Cardano Web3 technologies that can provide interoperable solutions and services to Cardano's users. To fulfill this investment strategy, EMURGO Ventures will focus its activities on the following three areas: Invest into Layer-2 solutions addressing blockchain scalability and interoperability to bring more potential Web3 decentralized applications (dApps) in DeFi, gaming, and more to Cardano. This will broaden the programming languages that can be used to develop dApps that are interoperable with Cardano. Invest into established high-caliber Web3 startups to work closely together on bringing proven, user-friendly features to Cardano. Collaborating with these startups will help the development of Cardano in the long run as well as the development of the blockchain industry as a whole to bring forth real Web3 use cases. Invest into established industries that display synergy with Cardano's Web3 to accelerate the expansion of Cardano's community and developer talent pool. Industries with large communities that can benefit from Cardano's technology such as retail and edutech can contribute to the overall growth of the Cardano Web3 ecosystem by helping to onboard new users and developers. To execute its strategy, EMURGO Ventures also today announced the following appointments: TakashiHayashida has been appointed Managing Partner of EMURGO Ventures. Hayashida will oversee the investment arm's overall activities and portfolios. Before joining EMURGO Ventures, Hayashida spent his entire career in traditional finance, in commodity derivatives at Goldman Sachs, BNPParibas and Merrill Lynch Japan Securities. Hayashida's deep understanding of traditional finance will help to create financial frameworks and manage the company's financial operations ahead of the anticipated growth of the Web3 market in the years to come. KaiminHu has been appointed Partner of EMURGO Ventures. Hu will be tasked with identifying Cardano Web3 startups and middleware companies, and to support the growth of its portfolio companies. Hu has been involved in the fintech and blockchain industries for 8 years with a range of experiences in product management, strategic investments, and go-to-market strategies. Hu's extensive experience and industry network will help to assess the growth potential of its portfolio companies. "There is no doubt that blockchain will be a foundation for Web3. Our investment strategy and new leadership hires demonstrate that EMURGO Ventures is here to support Web3 startups reach their full potential on Cardano and broaden Cardano's community," said EMURGO Founder & Group CEO Ken Kodama. About EMURGO Ventures EMURGO Ventures is a wholly owned investment subsidiary of parent company EMURGO Ptd. Ltd. and invests into a variety of startups and middleware solutions companies to drive Cardano's Web3 adoption. EMURGO Ptd. Ltd. has offices in Singapore, India, and Indonesia, the U.S., and a roster of global clients & partners. To connect and learn more, visit https://emurgo.io . For more information:

EMURGO Investments

4 Investments

EMURGO has made 4 investments. Their latest investment was in Canza Finance as part of their Seed VC on March 3, 2022.

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EMURGO Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

3/23/2022

Seed VC

Canza Finance

$3.27M

Yes

3

10/17/2021

Seed VC

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10

4/16/2020

Incubator/Accelerator - II

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10

11/7/2018

Seed VC

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Date

3/23/2022

10/17/2021

4/16/2020

11/7/2018

Round

Seed VC

Seed VC

Incubator/Accelerator - II

Seed VC

Company

Canza Finance

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$3.27M

New?

Yes

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Sources

3

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EMURGO Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

EMURGO has 10 strategic partners and customers. EMURGO recently partnered with Partisia Blockchain Foundation on May 5, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

5/3/2022

Partner

Switzerland

1

4/20/2022

Licensee

Hong Kong

Blockpass Partners with EMURGO to Provide On-Chain KYC to Cardano Blockchain Ecosystem

Additionally , Blockpass ' partnership with Animoca Brands has demonstrated how verification and adherence to standards can be proved on a blockchain without revealing any underpinning data - a significant boon for verifying Animoca Brands ' NFT prize winners and a huge step towards securing the ecosystem of the Metaverse .

6

2/2/2022

Partner

Singapore, and

1

9/24/2021

Partner

Kenya

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10

1/4/2021

Partner

United States

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10

Date

5/3/2022

4/20/2022

2/2/2022

9/24/2021

1/4/2021

Type

Partner

Licensee

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Switzerland

Hong Kong

Singapore, and

Kenya

United States

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Blockpass Partners with EMURGO to Provide On-Chain KYC to Cardano Blockchain Ecosystem

Additionally , Blockpass ' partnership with Animoca Brands has demonstrated how verification and adherence to standards can be proved on a blockchain without revealing any underpinning data - a significant boon for verifying Animoca Brands ' NFT prize winners and a huge step towards securing the ecosystem of the Metaverse .

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EMURGO Team

3 Team Members

EMURGO has 3 team members, including current Chief Technology Officer, Nicolás Arqueros.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Nicolás Arqueros

Prefer, Kedzoh, and Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria

Chief Technology Officer

Current

Manmeet Singh

New Access Capital, EM Lyon, and MM

Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer

Former

Florian Bohnert

Chief Marketing Officer

Former

Name

Nicolás Arqueros

Manmeet Singh

Florian Bohnert

Work History

Prefer, Kedzoh, and Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria

New Access Capital, EM Lyon, and MM

Title

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Status

Current

Former

Former

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