Investment and technology themes


Also known as


Smart contract

Digital asset type
Layer-1 blockchain that allows for blockchain interoperability and scalability.


Polkadot is the flagship project by Web3 Foundation, a Swiss Foundation founded to facilitate a fully functional and user-friendly decentralized web. The Web3 Foundation is partnering with best-in-class entities to build Polkadot and foster development of the services and applications that will run on it. Researchers from Inria Paris and ETH Zurich, developers from Parity Technologies, and capital partners from crypto-funds such as Polychain Capital are all working together to develop a superlative realization of Web3, with Polkadot at its core. Web3 Foundation is providing grants for development of the ecosystem.

Allocation as of

Allocation details
Segment %
Investors 55.00 %
Founders and project 30.00 %
Airdrops and rewards 15.00 %

Project team

Team member Affiliations
Gavin Wood photo

Gavin Wood (founder)

Dr. Gavin Wood is the founder and current director of Parity Technologies Ltd. He has designed state-of-the-art analysis tools and programming languages, as well as co-founded several technology startups. Dr. Wood has presented to numerous audiences around the world from keynotes at regional technology conferences to musings on the future of legal systems at Harvard. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of York.

Previously, he was the chief technology officer and co-founder of the Ethereum Project. He is the co-designer of the Ethereum Protocol, author of its formal specification, and created and wrote the first functional Ethereum implementation. Dr. Wood designed and stewarded the Solidity language, was the project chief of the IDE, and designed and implemented the Whisper protocol.


List of the current and past investors into Polkadot with their respective financial instruments.

Profile Country Phone
7Star Capital Singapore
A195 Capital Venture firm providing capital globally to early stage blockchain, cryptocurrency, and tokenized digital assets.
Arrington XRP Capital Fund LP USD 100 million cryptocurrency hedge fund denominated in XRP, the digital currency developed by enterprise blockchain global payments company Ripple. United States +1 (310) 871-4351
Caballeros Capital Private investment firm focused on investing in the blockchain innovation space.
CoinFund LLC Blockchain technology research company, advisory team, and private cryptoasset-focused investment vehicle. United States
Consensus Lab
Kenetic Capital Venture capital fund investing in equity of Series A / B blockchain technology companies. Hong Kong SAR China +852 3890-7000
KR1 PLC Crypto token investment company supporting early stage decentralised and open source blockchain projects. Isle of Man
Nirvana Capital Blockchain focused venture fund. United States
Panda Capital
Pantera Capital Management LP Investment firm focused exclusively on ventures, tokens, and projects related to blockchain tech, digital currency, and crypto assets. United States +1 (650) 854-7000
TRGC Digital Asset Fund
YBB Foundation Ltd Venture capital firm with a focus on blockchain projects. China
Zonff Partners

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