Internet 3 Builder Figment Raises $110 Million in Sequence C Spherical
Blockchain infrastructure and software program supplier Figment has raised $110 million in a Sequence C spherical that pushes the Canada-based firm’s valuation to $1.4 billion, the agency said in a press release immediately.
Software program agency Thoma Bravo led the spherical, whereas Morgan Stanley Counterpoint International, Binance Labs, Mirae Asset, ParaFi Capital, Avon Ventures (a enterprise capital fund affiliated with FMR LLC, the dad or mum firm of Constancy Investments), Bitstamp, CMS Holdings, Two Sigma, B Capital Group, Franklin Templeton, DTCP, and StarkWare participated.
The money might be used to assist develop the Internet 3 ecosystem and rent extra employees, Figment mentioned. Internet 3 is the subsequent step of the Web, presently in improvement, that goals to be extra decentralized.
Lorien Gabel, co-founder and CEO of Figment, mentioned: “The caliber of traders in our sequence C spherical cements Figment’s place as one of the vital trusted and well-established platforms within the Internet 3 ecosystem.
“We’re seeing tons of skilled engineers bounce from conventional software program into this area. Many of those folks have joined our crew and now we have created an incredible Internet 3 native organizational tradition round them.”
Figment works to extend the usage of proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchains—the consensus mechanism utilized by Ethereum, the second-biggest cryptocurrency venture by market cap—on the Web.
In August, the agency raised $50 million in a Sequence B funding—the biggest spherical to this point for any staking supplier on the time.
Tre Sayle, a Accomplice at Thoma Bravo, added: “Figment’s dedication to making a simplified course of for constructing on the subsequent era of blockchain know-how in addition to their entrepreneurial tradition units the corporate aside and we’re excited to work with them as they usher within the Internet 3 future.”