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Cipholio Ventures


Cipholio Ventures is an investment firm driven by professional research with a primary focus on cryptocurrencies, tokens, and blockchain projects poised to make a significant and transformative impact on the crypto market.
It’s an investment arm of the Bitmart exchange’s founders for early stage investments. 

Cipholio targets proficient, data-driven project teams in areas of Web 3.0, DeFi, GameFi, Metaverse, and Layer 2. 

Jul 2021
CoinLaunch Score: Last update:
Medium 04 Nov 2023

Cipholio Ventures Overview

Type: Venture
Total Investment: 1
Project Support: High
Social Influence: Medium
Last Investment: 18 Jan
Region of Origin: New York / USA
Influence Geography: North America; Western Europe
Type of project assistance: Financing; Acceleration; Listing; Networking; Tokenomics; Market Making, Growth

Cipholio Ventures - About

Cipholio Ventures is a small-sized, but very ambitious venture capital firm, based in New York, and driven by a highly competent team with renowned founders in the crypto space. The fund was started in 2021 by Eric Bai (concurrently the CEO of the newly-acquired blockchain media platform MetaEra), and Sheldon Xia, a BitMart founder and CEO.

The fund also cultivates its own 10-week Accelerator Program, which is dedicated to establishing a comprehensive incubator for most promising startups in the blockchain sector. Cipholio partners with a group of diverse market leaders, as BitMart, Consensys, Avalanche, Cardano, Galxe, and others, to bring together the industry's most prominent thought leaders and active participants, to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, case study presentations, and institutional connections.

Such a vantage point and wide networking enable the fund to quickly garner the industry's support and facilitate an impressive jump towards a successful market fit for its emerging portfolio companies. 

Among remarkable portfolio projects the fund has invested in, we can find Gari Network, Good Crypto, Aquanee, IQ Protocol, Crema Finance, Mina Protocol, Alchemy Pay, Dexilion, DeSyn Protocol, Dora Factory,  DAO Maker, Mintverse, NFTScan, WOO Network, and many others.

Here is the current balance of interests in the portfolio.

Total number of investments: 37

  • GameFi: 18.2%
  • NFT: 18.2%
  • Social: 9.1%
  • Blockchain Service: 9.1%
  • CeFi: 9.1%
  • DeFi: 36.4%

Cipholio Ventures - Indusries

Cipholio Ventures Team

Eric Bai
Founding Partner
Sheldon Xia
Sheldon Xia
Founding Partner
Yvan (Yifeng) Ni
Yvan (Yifeng) Ni
Head of Marketing
Alessio Tonacchera
Alessio Tonacchera
Strategic Partnerships
Jonas Zhao
Jonas Zhao
Investment Director

Cipholio Ventures News

Cipholio Ventures – Investments

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