“As the crypto market matures, LunarCRUSH introduces sophistication, market depth, and transparency, allowing more players to be part of this exciting industry and become the builders of the future,” Manutara Venture partner Pablo Traub said.
Based in Costa Mesa, Cal., LunarCRUSH is a social listening tool for cryptocurrencies and is an online destination for the cryptocurrency community. With at-a-glance dashboards and social insights, LunarCRUSH helps investors make better decisions. The social data powerhouse will leverage the capital infusion to grow its team internationally into Europe and Latin America, with strategic goals on expanding their local and national communities.
“It’s so exciting to see two leading funds from the Draper Venture Network unite and co-invest in LunarCRUSH,” said Tim Draper. “DVN is all about accelerating deal flow, so having Draper Goren Holm and Manutara Ventures come together to help lead their strategic round is what we’re all about.”
“Not only is the cryptocurrency industry decentralized from a software element, but it is also decentralized from a human element as well,” LunarCRUSH CEO Joe Vezzani said. “Our focus from day one at LunarCRUSH has been to serve the entire industry. We are humbled DraperGorenHolm continues so strongly with us on this journey, and are excited to welcome Manutara Ventures into the fold. With a new home base in Santiago, we look forward to welcoming a new culture and hiring top talent to foster innovation in the great nation of Chile.”
With Draper Goren Holm leading the strategic round, they’ve now doubled down since making their initial investment in 2019. Josef Holm, founding partner of Draper Goren Holm, added, “Joe and Jon are a true testament of what it means to be incredible founders, and their solution has grown to be loved by hundreds of thousands. We’re beyond excited for what the future holds for them in Chile and honored for Fund 1 to be a part of the ride.”