Vesper Announces $2.5 Million Strategic Partner Round
Incentivized beta is live. Token launch on February 17.
Vesper’s reason-for-being is simple: We identified the need for a platform that blended the powerful energy that built DeFi with the evolution required to bring it closer to mainstream finance. The Bloq team then went to work, ideating, building, and financing Vesper’s development on its own.
Since then, Vesper has attracted an incredible team of strategic partners and advisors, contributing $2.5 million. In the process, Vesper has gained access to some of crypto’s most active and insightful minds in DeFi.
The round was oversubscribed and Vesper continues to gain interest from parties who are similarly inspired by the team’s vision. Vesper is currently in open beta, with its main launch scheduled for February 17.
Vesper’s round comprises an amazing group of strategic partners, including: A195 Capital, CMT Digital, Kenetic Capital, Digital Strategies, HCM Capital, Capital6 Eagle, VeriBlock, and TRG Capital. This was complemented by renowned individual crypto investors and builders including: Robert Leshner (Compound), Ryan Selkis (Messari), Meltem Demirors (CoinShares), Ran Neuner (CNBC), and Harry Yeh (PVQM).
“The team behind Vesper is well-known to us at CMT Digital as they have been pioneering in crypto long before DeFi captured our industry’s imagination. With Vesper, that same team is now solving problems at the intersections of DeFi and the wider financial ecosystem, broadening the potential investor base for digital assets.”
– Colleen Sullivan, CMT Digital
Vesper views its advisors as serving an essential function, that is, delivering smart and incisive counsel that improves the project by challenging the team’s assumptions.
“Jeff Garzik and Matthew Roszak are among the few OGs who are building in DeFi, and I think the whole sector will benefit tremendously from their participation. They have delivered a platform that bridges the chasm between the dynamism of the DeFi space and the needs of an emerging class of investment professionals.”
– Qiao Wang, DeFi Alliance
Vesper’s advisors include:
- Qiao Wang, Co-founder, DeFi Alliance
- Ian Lee, Managing Director, IDEO CoLab Ventures
- Brian Nguyen, Former Emerging Technology Analyst, Accenture
“Vesper brings a much needed approach to growing the DeFi space. As DeFi matures and traditional investors join, it’s critical that a platform like Vesper exists to deliver a winning experience that also leverages DeFI’s dynamism and expanding ecosystem.”
– Ian Lee, IDEO CoLab Ventures
Stay tuned for more news in the next week about the VSP token launch, and more!