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Checkout.com founder backs DeFi platform Alloy in $3 million pre-seed round

German DeFi platform Alloy has won the backing of Checkout.com founder Guillaume Pousaz in a $3 million pre-seed round led by Headline Ventures. In an announcement this morning, Alloy said Pousaz had invested via his family office Zinal Growth, alongside Sorare founder Nicolas Julia and Seedcamp.  Alloy is aiming to build a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform targeting institutional investors, which founder Paul Faecks says remain hesitant to participate in the DeFi ecosystem despite their interest.  “So most of the challenge …