Maker (MKR) Raises $27.5 Million From Two VC Firms
According to the announcement, Maker has raised $27.5 million through a direct sale of 5.5% of the total MKR supply to Dragonfly Capital Partners and Paradigm — valuing MKR at $500 million. The capital raised from the sale is set to go toward expanding into Asian markets.
Both Dragonfly Partners and Paradigm will participate in the decentralized organization’s on-chain governance moving forward.
“MakerDAO represents the promise of decentralized finance. The mechanism is an innovation in enabling global, permissionless access to credit,” said Charlie Noyes, a partner a Paradigm. “We look forward to participating in this community.”
“Dai continues to be the stablecoin of choice in all global markets for its decentralization and overall stability,” added Maker Foundation CEO Rune Christensen. “The support and expertise of Dragonfly Partners and Paradigm will give Dai an unparalleled advantage in driving innovation and adoption in Asia.”
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