Best & Brightest
Hey readers, it’s time to start another list cycle powered by the Metaverse Insider. In this series, we’ll focus on Blockchain companies— both for-profit and non-profit — that in some way or other are helping the Metaverse and Web3 universe grow to the potential that we know it can rise to.
Early days, yes, but exciting ones nonetheless. Follow us on our journey as we bring you the best and brightest minds and the blockchain companies and bootstrapped startups they have founded to change the world of tomorrow.
Blockchain.com was founded in York, UK, in 2011 by Benjamin Reeves, Nicolas Cary and Peter Smith. Connecting the world to the future of finance, Blockchain.com is the most trusted and fastest-growing crypto company, helping millions across the globe — from single individuals to the largest institutions — have an easy and safe way to buy, sell and store cryptocurrency.
Known as the world’s most popular crypto wallet, Blockchain.com is on a path to revolutionizing the $14T financial services industry.
Blockchain.com has raised an incredible $490 million in funding over seven rounds and is backed by leading investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Google Ventures.
2. Pharos Production Inc.
Pharos Production Inc. is a software development company established in 2013 by Dmytro Nasyrov in Las Vegas, Nevada with two development teams in Kyiv, Ukraine and Vilnius, Lithuania. Its specializations are Blockchain and High-Load FinTech systems.
Proud of developing edge technological custom solutions and components that meet its clients’ needs, Pharos Production Inc. also creates its own high-performance components that are used for solving common tasks and help to save its clients’ time and budget. Having the best engineers in different areas onboard, its team provides all development services in one place. Design, planning software architecture, business analysis and business models development, including database and local stores cache queries optimization, building user interfaces using all our knowledge in ergonomics and user experience, building high-load, blazingly fast web applications and APIs to support mobile solutions and reactive web browser front end, quality assurance and support staff in one company.
Its team is made up of the brightest and most dedicated Elixir and Erlang, Scala, Blockchain, Solidity, web, and mobile — iOS and Android — developers, designers, project managers, and quality assurance specialists, while its development efforts have resulted in more than 30 mobile and web solutions — KYC on Blockchain, micro-loans credits network, social networking apps, e-commerce, news boards, other different business, and entertainment mobile applications.
3. Blockchain Capital
While not a blockchain company in the pure sense of the word, San Francisco-based Blockchain Capital — a venture capital and private equity company — was founded in 2013 by W Bradford Stephens and P. Bart Stephens with the mission of helping entrepreneurs build world-class companies and projects based on blockchain technology — providing founders with the tools they need to succeed: capital, domain expertise, partnerships, recruiting and strategy.
Blockchain Capital is one of the oldest and most active venture investors in the blockchain industry and has financed 75+ companies and projects since its inception. The company invests in both equity and tokens and is a multi-stage investor. Blockchain Capital also pioneered the world’s first-ever tokenized investment fund and by extension the blockchain industry’s very first security token, the BCAP, which the company sold through a security token offering in April of 2017. The company’s view is that blockchain technology holds the promise to disrupt legacy businesses and create whole new markets and business models. Blockchain Capital believes its network of entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors brings unrivalled resources to founders who want to leverage blockchain technology to change the world in profound ways.
4. The Blockchain Chamber of Commerce
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, The Blockchain Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2017 and exists to inspire the desire to create and design the future.
Blockchain Technology awareness, adoption, and advocacy enable the organization to create better outcomes for society and businesses by achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and empowering an equitable world.
The organization is led by its President, Tracy Levine, CEO of Advantage Talent Inc., a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, an award-winning author, and a WomenTech Network Global Ambassador, who has been featured in WSJ, US News, Forbes and Business Insider.
Chainalysis offers cryptocurrency investigation and compliance solutions to global law enforcement agencies, regulators, and businesses as they work together to fight illicit cryptocurrency activity. Backed by Benchmark and other leading names in venture capital, Chainalysis builds trust in blockchains.
Based in NYC, Chainalysis was founded in 2014 by Michael Gronager and Jonathan Levin and has raised an incredible $366.6 million in funding over nine rounds.