DEC 23, 2021
Gemini Frontier Fund: Investing in the Future of Financial, Creative, and Personal Freedom
At Gemini, we are committed to building the next generation of financial services by harnessing the transformative power of blockchain technology and crypto.
Through the Gemini Frontier Fund — our strategic venture investment arm — we’ve embarked on a journey to support crypto startups and entrepreneurs as they develop, build, and experiment on the crypto frontier.
It has been a thrilling year for the Gemini Frontier Fund. Following our public launch in March 2021, we’ve focused our investments in three main areas of innovation: Web 3.0, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), and Institutional Tools. From NFTs and the metaverse to crypto payments and data-driven lending, below is a rundown of some of the companies we’ve invested in this year.
- Alethea AI is a decentralized protocol to create intelligent and interactive NFTs, or iNFTs.
- RECUR designs and develops on-chain branded experiences for fans to buy, collect, and resell NFTs while maintaining smart contract royalties for the creator.
- Somnium Space is an open, social and persistent virtual reality world, or metaverse.
- The Sandbox is a community-driven platform where creators can monetize gaming experiences in a metaverse built on the Ethereum blockchain.
- Spruce Systems is a decentralized identity tool that allows users to control their data across the web.
- 1inch is a leading decentralized exchange aggregator.
- Flexa is the global leader in pure-digital payments, allowing users to spend crypto at thousands of retailers worldwide.
- Zebec is a platform built on Solana that empowers real-time, frictionless, and continuous payments, streamlining the settlement of financial transactions.
- Elementus is the first universal blockchain search engine and institutional-grade crypto forensic solution, with a focus on building the search and analytics capabilities for blockchain and crypto companies.
- Meow provides corporate treasuries with a regulated way to source yields from new asset classes, serving as a conduit to the expansive world of crypto for legacy financial services.
- Messari has built a suite of data tools to demystify the crypto-economy, including watchlists, charts, research, and more.
- Notabene is a compliance platform that helps companies manage regulatory and counterparty risk in crypto transactions.
- Onramp Invest is a crypto integration platform for financial advisors, helping managers seamlessly invest in crypto.
- X-Margin is a data-driven lending platform that provides tools to manage the lending and borrowing lifecycle.
We’ve invested in these companies because, like us, they recognize the profound ways that crypto and blockchain networks will revolutionize society. We believe they will transform the way we interact with, share, and exchange value and ownership, in the same way that the internet changed the way we interact with, share, and exchange information.
The Gemini Frontier Fund will continue to support entrepreneurs who share our mission to unlock the next era of financial, creative, and personal freedom. Here’s to the brave ones on the cutting edge of crypto and blockchain innovation.
Onward and Upward!
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