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Circle Ventures

What is Circle Ventures?

circle venturesCircle Ventures is the venture capital arm of Circle, a financial technology company. It specializes in investing in and supporting founders and teams who are dedicated to open access, financial inclusion and programmable commerce that can help fuel global economic prosperity.

What types of projects does Circle Ventures back?

Circle Ventures consistently evolves its evaluation process to stay at the forefront of innovation. Generally, they focus on backing projects that aim to enhance the Circle USDC ecosystem, advance digital wallet and identity technology, and improve payment solutions, particularly in emerging markets. This approach reflects their commitment to driving growth and accessibility in the digital finance space.

With the near instantaneous transaction settlement and ideal scalable infrastructure of USDCs multiple blockchain deployments, Circle Ventures portfolio companies seek to unlock novel USDC use cases.

Who has Circle Ventures backed?

Circle Ventures has backed a diverse array of innovative companies, especially those pioneering in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and fintech sectors. While specific names are continually updated, their portfolio typically includes leaders and emerging stars in digital wallet technology, payment solutions, and projects enhancing the USDC ecosystem.

For the most current information on their investments, it's best to refer to their official website or latest announcements.

AirTM

Circle Ventures AirTM logoAirtm is the world’s most connected digital dollar account with over 400 different ways to buy and sell digital dollars. Receive payments, access money in e-wallets, convert to local currency.

 

Aptos

Circle Ventures Aptos Blockchain logoAptos is a next-generation Layer 1 blockchain. Aptos’ breakthrough technology and programming language, Move, are designed to evolve, improve performance and strengthen user safeguards.

 

Blackbird

circle ventures blackbirdBlackbird is a web3 loyalty and payments company, focused on leveraging the power of direct connectivity between restaurants and their guests. Stay in the loop, from new restaurants and rewards to the latest product features and membership drops.

 

Catena

circle ventures catena logoCatena Labs is on a mission to empower people with agency, safety, value and joy online. Catena incubates independent products spanning identity, communications, AI and commerce. Catena was founded by Sean Neville, co-founder of Circle Internet Financial.

 

DeBank

circle ventures debank logoA multi-chain portfolio tracker that supports the largest number of DeFi protocols. The Web3 Messenger, Connect every web3 user & assets.

 

Dynamic

circle ventures dynamic logoWeb3 login for everyone. Simple onboarding flows for all your users and powerful developer tools to match. Spin up flexible, non-custodial embedded wallets behind the scenes, and focus on building experiences that matter.

 

EthSign

circle ventures ethsign logoSign, Certify, and Execute.
The First Decentralized, Versioned E-Signing Platform built on web3. Turning cryptographic consent into verifiable actions using smart contracts.

 

Hourglass

circle ventures hourglass logoHourglass provides a platform for users to receive time-bound tokens for long-term staking, and a marketplace for their native liquidity. 

 

LayerZero

circle ventures Layerzero logoAn omnichain interoperability protocol. LayerZero enables the realization of cross-chain applications with a low level communication primitive. LayerZero relies on two parties to transfer messages between on-chain endpoints: the oracle and the relayer.

 

Maple Finance

circle ventures maple finance logoOn Maple, credit professionals manage fast-flowing lending businesses where pooled capital is lent to a wide range of institutional borrowers to fund business growth and operations. Every loan, loan term, and loan status is transparently displayed so Lenders can make informed decisions when allocating capital.

 

Stablecorp

circle ventures stablecorp logoStablecorp provides the seamless technology framework to transparently access an ecosystem of solutions in your own control, in your own name and for a fraction of the cost. Stablecorp builds globally recognized Digital Money and brings together the partners and infrastructure to unleash it on the world.

 

WalletConnect

circle ventures wallet connect logoThe infrastructure empowering web3 connections. Their suite of APIs opens up new ways for wallets and apps to communicate, helping developers build and expand experiences for millions of users. The communications protocol for web3.

 

XYFinance

circle ventures xy finance logoXY Finance is a cross-chain interoperability protocol aggregating DEXs & Bridges. With the ultimate routing across multi-chains, borderless and seamless swapping is just one click away.

 

zkMe

circle ventures zkme logozkMe is a decentralized Web3 credential network made up of Identity Oracles that leverages the power of zero-knowledge proofs to enable secure and private credential issuance and verification. This setup allows users to access restricted services without compromising their privacy, and service providers can enforce eligibility requirements without relying on central authority.