Dfinity raises $61 million for platform that rivals ethereum


Andreesen Horowitz partner Marc Andreesen speaks during the Fortune Global Forum.

Dfinity, a new product that rivals ethereum, just raised $61 million by well-respected investors Andreesen Horowitz and Polychain Capital, which has investors ranging from Sequoia Capital to Union Square Ventures.

This is the first token Andreesen Horowitz has invested in. Chris Dixon, general partner at Andreesen, led his firm’s investment in Dfinity. Ryan Zurer, venture partner at Polychain Capital, led his fund’s investment, which is its largest to date.

The $61 million raised in this strategic round brings Dfinity’s total project funding to over $100 million.

 Dfinity’s Chief Scientist Dominic Williams told CNBC that Difinity has the power to disrupt the world of technology, calling it the “internet computer that will become the cloud 3.0.”
Andreesen Horowitz partner Marc Andreesen speaks during the Fortune Global Forum.

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