13 pictures to understand the investment and financing trend of the blockchain industry in the first quarter of 2022

CB Insights’ latest blockchain investment and financing report shows that in the first quarter of 2022, the amount of financing has increased steadily for 7 consecutive quarters, with an average of more than 7 financings per working day, and 28 large financings of more than 100 million US dollars.

CB Insights released the blockchain investment and financing report in the first quarter of 2022. It sorted out the investment profiles in the global industry from the perspectives of investment institutions, investment scale, trends, regions, and invested fields, and presented detailed data. In this regard, Foresight News has compiled the highlights of the report.

The financing volume of blockchain startups has grown steadily for seven consecutive quarters, and the financing volume in the first quarter of 2022 was US$92 billion, an increase of 3.6% from the previous quarter.

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The number of financings of blockchain companies continued to increase. In the first quarter, 461 financings occurred, with an average of more than 7 financings per working day. The average single transaction size reached 20 million US dollars, and the median was 4 million US dollars.

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There were 28 large financings over $100 million in the last quarter, accounting for 6% of the quarter’s financings and 63% of the total.

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The number of blockchain unicorns increased from 49 to 62. New unicorns that emerged in the first quarter include Yuga Labs, Immutable, Optimism, Apto, and more.

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There are a total of 7 blockchain-related unicorn companies with a valuation of over 10 billion US dollars worldwide, namely FTX, Ripple, Blockchain.com, OpenSea, Bitmain Technologies, Alchemy, and Digital Currency Group.

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In terms of the number of investments, Animoca Brands was the most active, with 34 investments in the first quarter, followed by Coinbase Ventures and Pantera Venture.

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26% of investment funds (about $2.4 billion) went to NFT startups, such as NFT marketplaces, games and infrastructure providers.

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Funding in the DeFi space reached a new quarterly high of $2.1 billion (excluding DAO token sales), an increase of more than 5x year-on-year, most of which went to DeFi infrastructure and development providers. The largest was ConsenSys’ $450 million financing.

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By region, the U.S. accounted for 43% of blockchain-related financings last quarter, followed by Asia and Europe.

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Total funding for U.S. blockchain startups reached $58 billion in the first quarter of 2022, roughly the same as the previous quarter.

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In the U.S., New York once again topped the list with over $2.1 billion in blockchain funding, with more than half going to Fireblocks, ConsenSys and OpenSea. Silicon Valley came in second with $1.6 billion in funding.

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In the first quarter of Asia, blockchain financing reached US$1.5 billion, an increase of 275% year-on-year. 85% of the invested companies are still in the early stage of development.

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The following figure lists the related companies in the blockchain field ranked by the amount raised globally in the first quarter. Fireblocks completed the $550 million Series E round of financing on January 27 this year, which was the largest single transaction in the blockchain field in the first quarter. financing.

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