Capital Markets Advisory Firm Deal Box Launches Venture Arm to Invest $125M in Foundational Web3 Technologies

The venture arm will invest $125 million in companies leveraging Web3 technologies within five key fund areas.
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Quick take:

  • Deal Box Ventures has created the infrastructure to enable tokenisation of securities and real-world assets on the blockchain.
  • The venture arm will focus on emerging growth, real estate, fintech, funtech and social impact.
  • It has completed initial strategic investments in blockchain-based companies Total Network Services, Rypplzz.

Deal Box, a capital markets advisory platform has launched a venture arm to invest $125 million in startups that leverage foundational Web3 technologies within five key fund areas.

The venture arm, Deal Box Ventures, will focus on these five core growth areas: emerging growth, real estate, fintech, funtech and social impact. 

It will lead rounds in early-stage companies developing products as well as lead investments in software, mobile applications, and other technologies utilising Web3 to improve and automate traditional forms of finance for businesses and consumers. 

Other products that Deal Box Ventures will be investing in include action sports, innovative leisure, and experiential consumer goods that leverage Web3 technologies.

As part of its Web 3 investment thesis, Deal Box has completed initial strategic investments in Total Network Services, Rypplzz and Forward-Edge AI. Rypplzz uses blockchain to connect digital and physical objects, creating futuristic location-based experiences that transform physical spaces. 

TNS’ product, the UCID (Universal Communication Identifier) is a blockchain-enabled service for supply chain security, device management, software licensing, and equipment tracking. Forward Edge-AI leverages AI technologies to improve the human condition.

Deal Box was founded in 2016 by serial entrepreneur Thomas Carter, who is also the CEO of Total Network Services. According to Crunchbase, Deal Box raised $1.5 million in a seed round in 2020. The company invested in Vertalo, a SaaS solution connecting and enabling the digital asset economy, in 2021.

“We created Deal Box to give companies and entrepreneurs better access to the capital markets, providing everything they need from due diligence to analytics, to valuation analysis, to get a deal funded – all in a box,” said Thomas Carter, founder and Chairman of Deal Box.

With such a small seed fund raised three years ago, it’s not clear how Deal Box proceeded to raise the $125 million capital for its venture fund. NFTgators reached out to Deal Box Ventures for comment but did not receive a response.

“Deal Box Ventures is an important milestone in our journey to invest in the most promising and disruptive blockchain startups, providing them with the tools and funding ecosystem they need to be successful by simplifying and reimagining traditional financing models,” Carter added.

Carter also founded multiple funding platforms created for the purpose of principal investing in select vetted emerging growth companies, including CapValue, Capital Window, and equityround.com.

Entrepreneurs seeking funding from Deal Box Ventures can sign up at dealbox.io/get-funded.

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