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June sees surge in AI, blockchain startup investments

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June witnessed a significant rise in seed funding for startups specializing in AI and blockchain sectors. This upswing indicates a budding trend of increased investor interest and confidence in these novel technologies, fostering a climate of innovation.

Sentient, an AI research firm focused on leveraging open-source models, secured substantial funding from industry heavyweights such as Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, Pantera Capital, and Framework Ventures. The inflow of capital highlights the industry’s faith in AI technology, also propelling Sentient’s mission to amplify open-source models and promote shared innovation.

A similar tale resonates with ORA, a startup that blends blockchain and AI for the benefit of developers. With an impressive funding of $20 million in June, backed by giants like Polychain, HF0, and Hashkey Capital, ORA aims to transform the blockchain and AI sectors while unlocking lucrative revenue streams for developers.

Cosmo Jiang of Pantera Capital underscores the growing importance of AI in business, citing their investment in Bittensor, an organization excelling at AI model creation and utilization.

Surge in AI, blockchain startups funding in June

Encapsulating the increased interest in AI-centric firms, Bittensor is positioned to be a major player in this rapidly evolving field.

Lombard, an emergent startup, successfully raised a $16 million seed fund and is working in tandem with Babylon to craft a pioneering Bitcoin re-staking ecosystem. Backed by substantial investment from firms like Polychain Capital and Nomad among others, Lombard embodies the drive to disrupt traditional cryptocurrency paradigms through advanced digital finance solutions.

Blockchain and AI-infused entertainment ecosystems have piqued the interest of investors, as exemplified by web3 startup Redacted’s recent successful $10 million funding round. Rethinking modern entertainment, Redacted’s web3 ecosystem provides secure, decentralized, and interactive platforms, with a promising outlook for further expansion.

RedStone, a notable modular oracle developer, concluded a successful $15 million funding round led by Arrington Capital, escalating its market valuation to a staggering $4 billion. This surge of investor interest highlights the ample opportunities AI and blockchain-based startups have to introduce pioneering tech products to the market.

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