Aki Protocol raised seed round funding from Akatsuki’s Emoote and Mask Network, joined by MZ Web3 Fund and Incuba Alpha

Aki Network
2 min readApr 28, 2023

Aki Protocol (a.k.a. Aki Network), a data-driven influencer network in Web3, today announced seed round funding led by Akatsuki’s Web3 Fund Emoote and Mask Network, valued at US$40 million.

Our backers are all Web3 industry leaders

Other notable investors include MZ Web3 Fund, Incuba Alpha, Meteorite Labs, CatcherVC, Alchemy Pay, Futurism Labs and Oxbull. Angel investors are founders of SynFutures, CyberConnect, DODO and Hooga Gaming.

Akatsuki is Japan’s leading public entertainment conglomerate, owning many household IPs. MZ Web3 Fund* is founded in May 2022 by the Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, who traveled to the International Space Station and is leading the dearMoon project backed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

MZ Web3 Fund has been backing many Japanese Web3 projects that connect Japan with the rest of the Web3 world.

Aki Protocol has been growing significantly since launch in July 2022, connecting 200+ Web3 projects with over 147,000 unique users and 2,400+ influencers.

Aki Protocol’s nearly 150,000 social media followers earn exciting rewards, such as token airdrops and freemint NFTs, by joining project campaigns on Aki Protocol’s website.

In addition to campaign rewards, Aki Protocol also gives back to the community through its highly coveted seasonal Aki Badges.

Aki Badge holders will share a stablecoin prize pool and increase their share of future $AKI token airdrops.

Aki Badge gives you upper hand in $AKI airdrop!

Aki Protocol stands out from its competitors with handpicked, high-quality project partners, data-driven higher-ROI influencer marketing, and a strong network in Japan.

Projects can easily bootstrap impact and grow traction with Aki Network, as demonstrated by successful campaigns with EthSign, SynFutures, the Michael Jackson Foundation, Fusionist, and Cradles.

Fore more information, please visit: akiprotocol.io or https://twitter.com/aki_protocol

The “MZ Web3 Fund” was established by Yusaku Maezawa in May 2022, with a total of 100 million USD to support the growth of Web3 / Metaverse related companies and projects with prompt decision-making.



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