Pixel Vault banks $100 million in funding to chase an NFT media empire

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Investors’ latest NFT bet is on a startup called Pixel Vault — a massive NFT collection of superheroes that has the goal of growing into a decentralized Marvel-esque empire. The NFT startup tells TechCrunch it has closed a whopping $100 million in funding from Adam Bain and Dick Costolo’s 01 Advisors and Velvet Sea Ventures. Read the entire TechCrunch article.  

Liquid Death lands $75M more to expand the brand Liquid Death lands $75M more to expand the brand

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Liquid Death, a water brand that began life in 2018 with a funny video to first test the concept, has grown deadly serious about its growth prospects. The LA-based outfit, which sells canned mountain water from the Alps that will “murder your thirst,” has just landed $75 million in Series C funding led by the startup studio Science, which helped launch the company and now owns a “strong minority” position. (Says Science …

Connect the Dots collects $15M Series A to help companies graph connections

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Drew Sechrist, who was employee 36 at Salesforce in 1999, was on Marc Benioff’s early sales team, pushing the company when nobody knew who they were or what hosted software was, for that matter. He recognized early on that having connections helped drive sales. He called Benioff the “number one alpha networker.”  Sechrist wanted to build a better way to do that. Today, Connect the Dots has a social graph in …

The biggest names in the DAO movement — from a16z to Mark Cuban, Peter Thiel and Chamath

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At The Business of Business, they decided to take a close look at DAOs. They compiled a list of the 50 biggest DAOs by market cap, as defined by the product of token prices and circulating supply. We were also able to determine a “who’s who” of interesting people getting involved in DAOs and the DAO movement. The list includes many familiar names in the Web3 movement, along with some …