Fabric Ventures Announces Final Close of $140M Venture Fund Along With First Close of New Growth Fund

Web3 venture capital firm, Fabric Ventures, has also simultaneously announced the first close of a new Growth Fund with a final fund size of an additional $100 million.
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Quick take:

  • The new growth fund, Fabric Growth, will support innovative Web3 founders in their expansion and scaling.
  • Fabric provides financial backing and full lifecycle support to Web3 startups.
  • Fabric’s Growth Fund investments include Argent, NEAR, and Immutable.

Fabric Ventures today announced the final close of a $140 million venture fund, which was twice the original target and more than $30m above the original hard cap. At the same time, Fabric Ventures also announced the first close of its new Growth Fund.

The Growth Fund targeted a final fund size of an additional $100 million, which will provide capital to Web3 founders in their expansion and scaling. 

The investors in the final close of the Venture Fund include Apeiron, Andre Schurrle, Dragan Solak (entrepreneur, founder and chairman of advisory board of United Group), the founders of Polkadot, Zerion, Eventbrite and Matrix Partners China. They join earlier backers such as the European Investment Fund, Atomico, Galaxy Digital, DCG, and the founders of Ethereum, Wise, and MySQL.

As for the first close of the new Growth Fund, investors include the co-founder of Raisin, US fund-of-fund Blockchain Co-investors, GPs of Open Ocean, Felix Capital and Claret Capital.

Over the past decade, Fabric Ventures has built a reputation for backing Web3 startups from pre-ideation to scaling. Fabric provides full lifecycle support around topics like tokenomics, talent, and governance to Web3 entrepreneurs, alongside financial contributions from $100k to $10m.

“The rise of the open web and the digital ownership revolution is sparking decentralised collaboration at scale. While our Growth fund provides capital to entrepreneurs who are innovating in this space, our ethos is to act as a partner to founders as they grow and develop and we become active participants within the networks they are building,” commented Richard Muirhead, Managing Partner at Fabric Ventures.

Some of Fabric’s Growth Fund investments include Web3 companies such as DeFi wallet, Argent, NFT fantasy football platform, Sorare, as well as NFT Layer-2 startup, Immutable. Since Fabric’s 2021 Fund investment, Immutable has raised $200 million at a $2.5 billion valuation in Temasek-led financing.

Robbie Ferguson, co-founder of Immutable, explained: “Fabric has been deep in Web3 from the beginning, but blends it with a level of professionalism that makes them a highly effective venture firm. They are deeply committed to their portfolio companies. Fabric dedicates huge effort to making introductions, sourcing and adding value. We’re thrilled to have been working with Fabric over our last two rounds, and they will always be welcome on our cap table.”

Fabric was also an early supporter of play-to-earn gaming guild, Yield Guild Games, which has onboarded more than 20,000 Axie Infinity Scholars. 

“Their support has allowed us to acquire the NFTs needed to provide access to play-to-earn games for players all around the world. We know now that this has proven to be a life-changing opportunity for so many of them, particularly those in emerging economies where jobs are so limited. We are glad to be on this journey with Fabric, to show the positive impact and potential of Web3,” said Gabby Dizon, co-founder of Yield Guild Games.

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