Best Early Stage Projects With Huge Funding in May 2023 - Part 1

This is the fifth part of this article. You can read the fourth part here

Let’s keep discovering other crypto projects.

1) Artifact Labs

Artifact Labs is the NFT business of the South China Morning Post that aims to build unique newspaper cover collections. They’ve launched these ones so far:

  • 1997 Premium Series (Part 1 and Part 2): This collection covers the year of Hong Kong’s hangover British to Chinese rule. In the second part, it covers the most important events of the Asian financial crisis.
  • HK25 Moments: This collection includes pictures from the first 25 years of Hong Kong as an independent country.

One of his latest achievements has been closing a $3.2M funding round led by Blue Pool Capital.

They’ve also launched a “Titanic’s web3 journey” in order to maintain and connect History and Culture.

2) Pudgy Penguins

Pudgy Penguins is a popular NFT project on the Ethereum blockchain that has 8,888 collectibles. This NFT brand currently produces content, merchandise, and toys. Also, you can see its GIF library.

They’ve developed another NFT collection called “Lil Pudgys” with 22,222 unique samples. You can connect your wallet to their website and collect free Lil Pudgys. One of his latest achievements has been raising $9M in a Seed round led by 1kx.

3) Tabi

Tabi is an NFT marketplace on the BNB Chain that aims to close the gap between web2 and web3 via NFTs. Previously called Treasureland NFT, this platform was considered one of the Top 10 funded projects last week.

One of his latest achievements has been raising completing a $10M Angel funding round with participation from Animoca Brands, Binance Labs, Hashkey Capital, and others.

4) Mintstars

Mintstars is an NFT-based subscription platform for any kind of content creators where content is converted into NFTs. On the platform, creators can sell NFTs in its marketplace and earn a % of every resale.

One of his latest achievements has been closing a $600K Pre-Seed round led by Polygon Labs.

In the case of fans, they can subscribe to their favorite creators and buy individual NFT pieces of content.

5) Artizen Fund

Artizen Fund is a web3 culture-focused crowdfunding platform. In other words, users can buy things to help creators raise money for new projects of any kind. It’s currently backed by important companies like Microsoft, HP, and Unity.

One of his latest achievements has been raising $2.2M in a funding round with participation from Consensys Mesh, Animoca Brands, Protocol Labs, and others.

Nowadays, the platform will start the third season. In the second one, they’ve raised more than $50,000.

6) Aether Games

Aether Games is the studio behind the sci-fi game, Cards of Ethernity. This game has +80 creatures, +30 relics and spells, 10 adventures, and eternal mini-pets.

One of his latest achievements has been closing a $4.5M seed round with participation from MystenLabs, Polygon Labs, Magic Eden, Polkastarter, and others.

On April 17th, they announced an upcoming NFT airdrop in partnership with Ultiverse.

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