Galaxy Interactive, a enterprise capital agency centered on subsequent technology interactive technolo, has introduced it has raised $325 million for its second fund from 70 completely different buyers.

The fund is concentrated on digital and augmented actuality, synthetic intelligence, and blockchain-based video games.

In an Oct. 19 announcement, Galaxy Digital, the bulk proprietor of Galaxy Interactive, acknowledged that $150 million from the fund has already been allotted to new portfolio firms together with Republic, 1047 Video games, Elodie, ROAR, Artwork Blocks and Masterworks with different further investments to be introduced in coming months.

Established in 2018 by basic companions Sam Englebardt and Richard Kim, the corporate now has greater than $650 million in property beneath administration and has invested in additional than 75 firms.

Englebardt describes the interactive sector as “the intersection of content material, finance and tech” and believes it should drive appreciable development. The agency is notably centered on digital collectibles and the Metaverse, as Englebardt believes digital possession by way of NFTs is a foundational pillar for a extra immersive model of the web.

Mike Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, mentioned the 2 basic companions had seen the potential of the sector very early on:

“They [Englebardt and Kim] had been the primary individuals to pound my desk insisting that gaming and digital objects — which weren’t even known as ‘NFTs’ but — would supply the most important alternative for blockchain expertise to scale and that Galaxy Digital wanted to specialize on this house.”

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Cash is flowing into the sector with Bitkraft Ventures, one of many largest buyers in sport and eSports startups launching a $75 million token fund earlier this month centered on blockchain gaming and digital leisure.

Exterior of interactive content material, experiences surfaced in the present day that Multicoin Capital intends to lift $250 million by the top of 2021 for a 3rd enterprise fund geared toward crypto startups.

In June, Andreessen Horowitz raised its third crypto fund, at a $2.2 billion valuation, making it the biggest-ever crypto venture fund.