Aptos closes $150 million round led by FTX Ventures, Jump Crypto

Quick Take

  • Blockchain company founded by former Meta employees close $150 million funding round.
  • The round brings the startup’s total funds raised in 2022 alone to $350 million. 

Aptos, a blockchain startup founded by former Meta employees, this morning announced a $150 million round led by FTX Ventures and Jump Crypto.  

The startup's latest raise includes new investors such as Griffin Gaming Partners, Franklin Templeton, Circle Ventures and Superscrypt, according to a press release. FTX Ventures previously joined Aptos’ funding round in March, which saw the blockchain developer raise $200 million from investors like a16z, Tiger Global and Multicoin Capital. 

FTX Ventures investment partner Ramnik Arora said that blockchain technology needs to prioritise scalability, safety and ease of use to reach “the next billion users.”  

The blockchain was founded by former Meta employees hoping to bring blockchain technology to a wider audience of “billions” of people. At present Aptos operates on a series of testnets and its mainnet has yet to launch, although it is slated for later this year.  

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