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Digital Currency Group (DCG) is a venture capital firm from Connecticut (USA), founded in 2015 by Barry Silbert, mainly oriented on supporting bitcoin and blockchain-based companies and providing them with broad crypto networking, highly proficient investing, and access to smart capital.

DSG is a parent company of Grayscale, Genesis Trading, CoinDesk, Foundry Services, Luno Global and many more.

Throughout its history, the DCG has made more than 200 investments in startups from over 25 countries (through the ICO, Seed, Series A, and Series B rounds), across almost all facets of the Web3 ecosystem services.

CoinLaunch Score: Last update:
Very High 15 May 2023

Digital Currency Group Overview

Type: Venture
Number of Token Sales: 0
Project Support: Very High
Social Influence: Very High
Last Investment: N/A
Region of Origin: USA / CT
Influence Geography: Western Europe, and Eastern Europe, Asia, North America, South America
Type of project assistance: Financing; Incubation; Networking; Listing; Market Making; Operational Management; Recruiting.

Digital Currency Group - About

Digital Currency Group (DCG) is driven by a key mission to expedite the advancement of financial ecosystem to a more efficient one, by backing cryptocurrency startups throughout all the growth stages, across different segments of the blockchain and Web3 industries.

But in general, the fund's interest covers almost any side of blockchain industry including startups from DeFi space, L1s & L2s, Gaming, NFTs, Trading tools, Payments & Wallets, Metaverse, and Exchanges.

Thereby, the DCG group has significant stakes in the top-flight crypto companies, such as Coinbase, Circle, Blockchain, Ledger, BitPay, Acala, ShapeShift, Aurora, Arcana, Coinlist, Kraken, Ripple, NEAR, and many other vibrant members of this Web3 party .

It’s founded by Barry Silbert, who is a very influential figure in the crypto world and  investor in more than 200 companies around the world, including CoinDesk, a Tier 1 crypto media outlet from the US.

Here is the current balance of interests in the portfolio.

Total number of investments: 242

  • Blockchain Service: 37.6%
  • CeFi: 21.3%
  • DeFi: 15.4%
  • Blockchain Infrastructure: 8.6%
  • Social: 5.9%
  • NFT: 4.5%
  • GameFi: 3.6%
  • Stablecoin: 2.3%
  • Currency: 0.9%

Digital Currency Group Team

Barry Silbert
Barry Silbert
Founder & CEO
Mark Murphy
Mark Murphy
Jenn Goodson
Jenn Goodson
Lee L'Archevesque
Chief Information Security Officer
Simon Koster
Simon Koster
Chief Strategy Officer
Michael Kraines
Michael Kraines
Carlos T. F.
Carlos T. F.

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