Blockchain transaction platform Biconomy said it has raised $9 million in a private funding round led by DACM and Mechanism Capital, with strategic investments from Coinbase, Bain Capital, Coinfund, NFX, True Ventures, Proof Group, Ledgerprime, Primitive Ventures, Genblock, Rarestone Capital, Huobi Innovation Labs, and Capital Partners.
The funding round also included angel investments from Stani of Aave, Hasu, Stephane Gosselin from Flashbots, Prabhakar Reddy from Falcon X, Arbitrum founders, and more. The completion of this round of financing includes participation from previous investors Woodstock Capital, Eden Block, and Zee Prime.
The startup stated that the the new round of funding will enable Biconomy to further propel its multi-chain transaction infrastructure for next-generation Web3.0 applications. It will decentralise its relayer network, including making essential technological developments, as well as expand its business ventures putting an emphasis on community growth.
Aniket Jindal, co-founder of Biconomy, said,
“The current crypto experience is complicated. Each interaction with a decentralised application is a complicated blockchain transaction that the mainstream users don’t understand. If we are able to simplify these complexities, we believe we will be able to onboard the next billion users into the crypto ecosystem.”
Founded by Aniket Jindal, Ahmed Al-Balaghi, and Sachin Tomar in March 2019, Biconomy aims to facilitate decentralised blockchain interactions and create seamless multi-chain experiences.
By enabling use cases such as gasless transactions, gas payments in ERC20 tokens, instant cross-chain transactions and easy onboarding to scaling solutions, Biconomy reduces the friction between blockchain-based applications and end-users.
Commenting on the investment, Andrew Kang, Managing Partner at Mechanism Capital, stated,
“Biconomy’s powerful plug and play SDK and APIs enable developers to offer a convenient Web3.0 experience removing many of the friction points users are currently facing. By doing this, they are removing blockchain complexities which drastically helps to reduce drop-off rates and increase user retention”
Since inception the startup has raised a total of $10.5 million. Biconomy has already processed over 3.6 million mainnet transactions, representing $572 million transaction volume for 30+ live integrations on all major chains. It is also on an exponential trajectory with over 200 dApp integrations in the pipeline.
In addition to new funding, Biconomy is also gearing up to launch its native token $BICO as part of decentralising its multi-chain infrastructure. The native token will secure the network, enable community governance, and incentivise all stakeholders. Further details on the token haven’t been announced yet.
“By enhancing developer and end-user experiences, Biconomy is paving the way for how blockchain applications are built,” said Adan D’Augelli, Partner at True Ventures. “The technology they have created will be a core infrastructure for the future of blockchain-enabled digital economies.”