Blockchain/DApp Investment Round-Up: May & June 2020 Edition

July 5, 2020

The blockchain landscape is constantly reshaping itself as new companies emerge daily, those established strengthen their positions, the industry matures and investors dedicate more capital to see the greater ecosystem. Thus, I think it’s important to highlight not just the use cases and new opportunities, but also the recent investments made throughout the industry. If you’ve had a chance to catch my quarterly updates on the landscape, I cover this topic in-depth from the recent activity, leading investors and categories, to the three-year trending cycles we’ve witnessed over the last decade — we’re currently at the beginning of a new cycle in 2020. More on this topic in another article, first let’s get to the investments made during May and June 2020.

May 2020

We’ll start off with Merger & Acquisitions (M&A), both of which caused major waves throughout the community and filled crucial gaps their now parent companies needed solving:

May continued 2020’s upward trend of seeing an increased amount of venture capital invested.

June 2020

Last month there was no M&A activity within the landscape, however, we continued to see more big-name infrastructure deals. Here’s the list:

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🎙️ Research: State of the Blockchain & DApps 2020:

Source: Topio Networks

Available now, for free is my latest research on Decentralized Applications or DApp “Stack” Landscape Map — the Q2 2020 edition. This map provides a full overview and taxonomy of the emerging DApps industry highlighting over 400 global companies teaching playing a vital role in building next-generation applications. As a bonus, I’ve included some of the ecosystem players and groups you need to be familiar with as you prepare to release your applications. If this is the first version you’ve seen of the landscape, consider it your guiding roadmap to further understanding not only the industry but all the core technology required to build a full or partial Decentralized Application (DApp).

Source: Topio Networks

Additionally, you can find my Q1 2020 research on the entire Blockchain Landscape. This is now the fifth edition of the landscape. You’ll find over the map includes 747 companies (900+ total unique + broader key Ecosystem players) that have seen $22 bn+ USD in funding raised from 2010–2020 — over $18 bn invested alone since 2017!

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