Terraform Labs Reveals Massive 150M Funding Round, Lands Some Heavyweight Backers

The funds will be deployed over many years. Projects will have access to early-stage investment opportunities on the network, ensuring that the best financial products and services are created.

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Utulu Hope
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July 17, 2021
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Terraform Labs Secure Blockbuster Deal From Funding Round 

According to its press release on 16th July 2021, South Korean company Terraform Labs (TFL) has secured a blockbuster deal from a funding round worth $150 million. The deal represents a fund commitment from top investors to accelerate the growth and development of projects building on its Terra public blockchain. 

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The blockchain is growing fast, with several Decentralized Finance (DeFi) applications looking to tap from its unique offerings. Projects like Mirror protocol, Anchor protocol, Pylon protocol, among others, utilize the Terra blockchain. 

Significant investors financed the funding deal in the DeFi space, including  BlockTower Capital, Delphi Digital, Arrington Capital, Galaxy Digital, Hashed, Lightspeed Ventures, Pantera Capital, Parafi Capital, and SkyVision Capital. 


Terraform $150M Deal Massive for the Ecosystem’s Development 

Projects building on the Terra network will benefit significantly from the massive funding round. The $150 million investment will be deployed over many years, and projects will have access to early-stage investment opportunities on the network. 

For those interested in building on the Terra network, the funds provide the necessary capital needed to jumpstart any financial product or service. In essence, the funds will help prospective builders with opportunities to create the best products and services with ease on the Terra network. 

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The co-founder and CEO of Terraform Labs, Do Kwon, expressed his delight at the amount obtained from the funding round, stating that it is a massive boost for the Terra community. 

He said, “We’re thrilled to present such an auspicious opportunity for the Terra community to build an amazing inter-chain DeFi ecosystem. Commitments from some of the most respected funds is a testament to the shared vision of bringing DeFi to the masses.” 


Major Investors Show Support For Terraform Labs 

Top investors in DeFi have backed the company with various statements to express their support. One of the notable partners of Pantera Capital, Paul Veradittakit, put in some good words for the Terra ecosystem in support of the protocol’s mission: “Pantera has long been a supporter of Do and what his team is building. We’re excited to support the Terra ecosystem through its next phase of growth by backing the next generation of projects building on Terra.” 

Natalie Luu of Lightspeed Ventures also backed the network led by Do Kwon, saying, “Lightspeed is excited to back Do Kwon and the Terraform Labs team, who have consistently shown their ability to ship quality projects with speed including Mirror, Anchor, and Pylon.” 

Luu concluded,  “A flourishing ecosystem of projects has emerged, building on top of Terra’s interoperable blockchain-based financial services. We look forward to supporting these projects through the Ecosystem Fund.” 

Furthermore, the Founder of Arrington Capital and TechCrunch, Michael Arrington, also backed Do Kwon and his Terra team, stating that his company is proud to work with the other investors participating in the funding round. He looks forward to supporting the promising projects that will emerge from the combined effort. 

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Terra Making Big Moves in the Decentralized Finance Ecosystem 

The Terra UST stablecoin has exploded recently. The token, which maintains its peg parity with the USD through its algorithmic design, has surpassed a $2 billion market cap, achieving this feat in just six months. 

This places the stablecoin at number five in terms of market capitalization, behind Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC), Binance USD (BUSD), and Dai (DAI), according to Coingecko statistics. 

The Terra network has also launched a popular e-commerce wallet in Asia—CHAI––to its integration of Mirror Protocol. The e-wallet creates synthetic assets that mimic real-world assets, which is a big move in the DeFi space. 

In addition, its native LUNA tokens have seen an incredible surge in market cap, skyrocketing to $2.6 billion from $300 million in January. 

With the financial backing of these significant investors, one can only expect that there is more to come on the blockchain, and more exciting projects will relish the opportunity to be part of its growing ecosystem. 


About Terraform Labs 

Terraform Labs is the company behind the Terra application-specific blockchain. The blockchain is built on the Cosmos SDK and Tendermint consensus. Terraform Labs deploys a suite of algorithmic, flat-pegged stablecoins that underpins the activities of its DeFi ecosystem of top-notch projects like CHAI, Mirror Protocol, Pylon, and Anchor protocol. Its staking and governance asset, LUNA, absorbs the short-term volatility of Terra’s stablecoins (UST). 

Where to find Terraform Labs: Website | Twitter | Medium | Telegram | Discord


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UC Hope is a passionate fan of crypto who could weave the latest event into sparks of inspiration and information. He leaves no stone unturned to get to the core of a story. Aside from writing, he spends his hours poring over algorithms and protocols, preparing for a future career as a computer programmer.

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