World’s Top Gamers, Athletes and Content Creators Invest $15m in Early-Stage Web3 Fund

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LONDON, ENGLAND – Sept. 26, 2022 – WWVentures, a boutique crypto VC fund focused on providing social capital support, announced today the closing of a $15M raise backed by some of the top gamers, athletes, and content creators around the world, including, MrBeast, Fresh, Lazarbeam, Lachlan, Tobias Harris from the Philadelphia 76ers, Michael Bisping, former UFC Champion, Trent Alexander Arnold from Liverpool F.C, and more.  

The $15M will be used to invest in projects that are helping build the future of the web3 and blockchain industry specifically in infrastructure and tooling, metaverse, gaming, and DeFi. WWVentures invests solely in early-stage companies with a community-first approach and provides social capital and community-building support through its network of influencer investors.  

“WWVentures stemmed from a community of web3 believers with a shared vision in bringing blockchain technology to the masses,” said Adam Haklili, Managing Partner of WWVentures. “We’ve been creating and participating in communities over the past few years, so the route of backing our projects with social capital and community support came natural to us. We’re eager to work with founders and teams who are disrupting the industry and helping bridge the gap between blockchain and mainstream audiences.”  
"I’ve been following the crypto space since I was 14 and I believe web3 will bring substantial opportunities to the entire gaming community. I invested with WWVentures as they give me the opportunity to invest in top-tier industry projects and connect with founders and teams that share similar goals. I know WWV also supports this stance,” said Fresh, top gamer and content creator.
“I am really excited about the change that web3 and crypto are bringing to the world,'' said ”Michael Bisping former 2X UFC world champion. “I’ve been following the industry closely for a few years now and when I connected with the guys at WWventures it just clicked. They have a vision I can relate to. I want to be able to put myself in a place where I can invest in new technology and help the projects we’re investing in.”

Since launching, the fund has invested in a number of projects in the web3 space, including AssetDash, Taiko, Blocklords, and Fnatic.

"We couldn't ask for a better partner than WWVentures,” BLOCKLORDS CEO, David Johansson said. “Since we signed with them, we've received unparalleled support on everything from creative discussion and game design to community-building and meeting new partners. WWVentures has brought true value as a partner, and we could not be more excited to pave the future of BLOCKLORDS together with them."

About WWVentures:

WWVentures is a boutique VC fund backed by some of the biggest gamers, athletes, and content creators in the world. The fund invests in early-stage web3 companies with a community-first approach and provide their portfolio projects with social capital and community development support.

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