It goes without saying that 2018’s bear season savaged the broader crypto industry. Investors lost faith, Wall Street seemingly pulled out, and entire startups collapsed as financial pressure mounted, catalyzed by a collapse of the Bitcoin price. Yet, ambitious venture groups continue to seek financiers en-masse, as arguably, bear markets are an optimal time for “buying the dip.”
On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal’s “Venture Capital” column revealed that San Francisco-headquartered 1confirmation, supposedly one of the first crypto-dedicated venture groups, is looking for prospective investors. Citing a person familiar with the matter, the WSJ noted that 1confirmation is looking for $60 million for its second fund — more than double the $27 million raised in the American firm’s inaugural round in December 2017.