Nearly $900 million in VC went to crypto companies in the third quarter of 2020

During the third quarter of 2020, $897.7 million in venture funds were allocated across 212 crypto and blockchain startups, according to data compiled The Block Research.


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Early-stage and seed deals were the most common deal types, according to The Block Research’s John Dantoni. Such deals represented half of the quarter’s total, with 59 deals for early-stage and 60 for seed deals.

The average deal size for early-stage startups was $7 million. These early-stage deals aggregated about $272 million, or about 30% of the investment total for the quarter. Seed deals averaged $2.1 million and accounted for about 12% of investments for the quarter. 

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