August 19, 2022 – Miami, Florida
dPRIME Asset Modules Finance (‘DAM Finance’ or ‘DAM’), a protocol for creating purchasing power from cross-chain token portfolios, is pleased to share that it has closed a $1.8 million pre-seed funding round led by Digital Finance Group (‘DFG’) and Jsquare.
DFG, a global blockchain and cryptocurrency investment firm with more than $1 billion in assets under management, and Jsquare, a research and tech-driven investment firm focused on facilitating blockchain mass adoption, are joined by Arrington Capital, Ledgerprime, D1 Ventures, 11-11 Capital, Stacker Ventures and prominent angels within the Dotsama community as participants in the round. Funding will accelerate development towards DAM’s mainnet launch, currently scheduled for later this year.
DAM enables borrowers to deposit baskets of tokens in a single transaction to mint dPRIME, a Dotsama stablecoin on Moonbeam. This innovation provides borrowers more flexibility in purchasing power creation and vault maintenance while accommodating a broader range of blockchain-secured assets as collateral.
The project’s core contributors have backgrounds in enterprise and public blockchains, asset management and data science, previously at firms such as R3, Myria, Fidelity, Oak Hill Capital, EY and IC Group. As a result, protocol risk management will be a major focus area for DAM.
James Wo, founder and CEO of DFG, said,
“DFG is a strong backer of Polkadot and Kusama ecosystem, and DAM stands out from most of the multi-chain and cross-chain projects by showing its great competence in unlocking on-chain liquidity. We are also very confident about the coming launch of the dPRIME stablecoin. DFG will continuously support DAM to achieve a greater DeFi user experience.”
Joanna Liang, co-founder and CEO of Jsquare, said,
“As a research and tech-driven investment firm focused on facilitating blockchain mass adoption, we are excited to see DAM has the great potential to unlock liquidity from diversified token portfolios and create huge purchasing power for investors. It’s an innovative design to increase the liquidity of the cross-chain long tail assets. We’re proud to be the leading investor to support the team to make it.”
Harrison Comfort, co-founder and product lead of DAM, said,
“Our goal is to significantly improve upon the current DeFi borrowing experience by embracing the reality that Web 3.0 investors have increasingly diverse portfolios across multiple chains. We are fortunate to have a group of backers led by DFG and Jsquare that can help us realize our cross-chain vision while also supporting our strong emphasis on risk management.”
DFG is a global investment firm with more than $1 billion in AUM focused on empowering blockchain and Web 3.0 companies. Since 2015, DFG has been committed to the long-term potential of blockchain technology and manages investments across the crypto ecosystem.
DFG mainly runs three strategically dedicated fundsVenture Equity Fund, which follows traditional methods of investment in valuable CeFi service providers, Polkadot Ecosystem Fund, which empowers its Web 3.0 innovation and Crypto Fund, which invests in promising solutions at an early stage.
Jsquare is a research and tech-driven investment firm focused on facilitating blockchain mass adoption and empowering future Alpha in Web 3.0. Currently, we are self-funded with AUM of over $150 million. Our portfolio includes CeFi (CoinList, 3iQ, Republic, FV Bank), GameFi/NFT (Efinity, Big Time, Thetan Arena, Apeiron) and Infra/Tooling (Pocket, Render, ChainSafe, GSN), among others.
DAM is a protocol for creating purchasing power from cross-chain token portfolios through dPRIME, a Dotsama stablecoin on Moonbeam. In the protocol, borrowers are bankers, portfolios are collateral, dPRIME is the means of creating purchasing power and DAM is a risk management wrapper. DAM’s core contributors have backgrounds in enterprise and public blockchains, asset management and data science.
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Harrison Comfort, co-founder of DAM Finance
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