DappRadar, the leading global platform for discovering and analyzing dapps, has raised $2.33 million in seed funding. The investment was led by Naspers, a global internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world, through its Naspers Ventures division, with participation from Blockchain.com Ventures and Angel Invest Berlin.
DappRadar will use the investment primarily for R&D, developing new functionality to help the business expand its service and reach the next stage in its growth.
DappRadar tracks over 2,500 dapps across seven blockchains, including Ethereum, EOS and TRON, with plans to expand to others, filtering data to remove fake and irrelevant activity and provide trustworthy, actionable market intelligence.
Dapps are tracked in terms of their active users, token volume and transaction activity to provide insight into the trends in the dapp ecosystem. DappRadar has become the starting point for dapp discovery and acts as a distribution channel for dapp developers that are looking to reach new consumers.
” In the short time since we founded DappRadar, we have seen the technology mature and its commercial prospects are clearer, stated Skirmantas Januskas, DappRadar CEO and Co Founder. He adds, ” With Naspers Ventures expertise and Blockchain.com industry knowledge, we are in an excellent position to harness and expand our business further.”
The investment is led by Naspers Ventures, offering further validation of the space as the company joins a portfolio that includes other leading global internet companies. Banafsheh Fathieh, Principal and Early Stage Investment Lead at Naspers Ventures, will join the DappRadar board.
“Naspers Ventures’ strategy is to invest in companies and sectors with high, long-term growth potential. Blockchain is beginning to disrupt and revolutionise a number of key industries and DappRadar has succeeded in creating a strong commercial brand and product in the space. We are excited for our partnership and the opportunity that lies ahead for the company,” says Fathieh.
“DappRadar is playing a vital role in bringing trust, transparency and discovery to the fragmented world of dapps,” says Samuel Harrison, Managing Partner at Blockchain.com Ventures. “We hope to play a role in accelerating their impact on the ecosystem.