PayPal Ventures invests in web3 onboarding startup Magic

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  • Magic raised $52 million in a round led by PayPal Ventures, with Cherubic, Synchrony, KX, Northzone and Volt Capital also participating.

PayPal Ventures has led a round of investment into Magic, a digital-wallet provider that helps companies migrate customers to web3.

Magic announced it raised $52 million in what it called a “strategic funding round." Cherubic, Synchrony, KX, Northzone and Volt Capital also participated, the company said, noting it had now raised a total of more than $80 million.

“We have witnessed a steady increase in web3 use-cases among large enterprises across a wide variety of verticals,” said Sean Li, Magic’s co-founder and CEO. “Global brands have realized the potential of blockchain beyond crypto and are utilizing it to engage with their customers and monetize the experience in new ways.”


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Magic said it has worked with household name brands like Macy’s department store and toy maker Mattel.

The company's main focus is making it easy for consumers to store digital assets in a non-custodial wallet which can be setup with an email address or social media account.

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