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Alan Howard invests in Polygon-based web3 data startup Navigate

Navigate, a Singapore-based web3 startup that will let its users share data and earn crypto rewards, has raised $7.6 million in a seed funding round. Crypto-focused investment firm Distributed Global led the round, with Kraken Ventures, Outlier Ventures, British hedge fund billionaire Alan Howard and others participating, Navigate announced today. Navigate is founded by a group of five people: Rumi Morales, director of investments at Digital Currency Group; Amir Husain, founder and CEO of artificial intelligence company SparkCognition; Ali Husain, …

Goldman Sachs co-leads $70 million raise by Alan Howard’s Elwood Technologies

Elwood Technologies, a crypto firm owned by Alan Howard, this morning announced a $70 million Series A round co-led by Goldman Sachs and Dawn Capital. Elwood is a crypto-focused market access and trading platform serving fintech firms, asset managers and other institutional investors. It offers a range of services including connectivity with various trading venues through an API, execution and reporting and analytics. Howard set up Elwood in 2018. Its early work focused on building indices to offer investors exposure …

Ethereum-based video streaming platform Livepeer raises $20 million

Livepeer, a decentralized video streaming platform built on the Ethereum blockchain, has raised $20 million in a Series B extension round. Alan Howard and Tiger Global participated in the round, along with existing investors such as Digital Currency Group, Northzone, and Warburg Serres. There was no lead investor in this round. The Series B extension round comes just five months after Livepeer raised $20 million in Series B funding. The new round is also an equity round and brings Livepeer’s …