Outlier Ventures Investment in Blockchains report by Research Analyst Joel John and Partner & Head of Research Lawrence Lundy.
The report provides an overview into blockchain investment and market trends in 2019. According to the report, $23.7 Billion has been raised by 3738 blockchain companies since 2013.
Early stage fundraising high in count, but follow on rounds few and scarce. Blockchain startups have raised finance in multiple forms including ICOs, debt, direct investments and crowd-funding. However, discounting a handful of exchanges and wallets, there hasn’t been an application that has broken through to mainstream adoption, yet. This definitely isn’t for lack of capital. The challenge is more about expertise and guidance at early stages, especially when it comes to areas unique to Web3 such as token design.