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Web3-Backed File Management Platform Secures $1.5M Investment, Aiming to Rival Google

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Oct 20, 2023 at 08:38 am

Fileverse, an innovative web3 application designed for efficient file management and collaborative endeavors, has recently achieved a significant milestone by successfully concluding a pre-seed funding round, amassing a substantial investment of $1.5 million. This noteworthy accomplishment was publicly announced by the company on Tuesday.

The funding round was notably spearheaded by Gnosis Chain, an entity with a strong emphasis on privacy, and Factor, a prominent venture capital firm. These details were outlined in an official press release provided by the company. The funding initiative also garnered participation from key industry players such as Safe, a cryptocurrency wallet provider, Mask Network, a privacy-centric solution for social media, Arweave Ecosystem, a platform for decentralized file storage, and Forward Research, an incubator affiliated with the Arweave ecosystem. Additionally, contributions were made by Galxe, a web3 credentials network, Balaji Srinivasan, a former executive at Coinbase, along with several other notable angel investors.

Fileverse stands at the forefront of decentralized file management and collaborative solutions, positioning itself as a viable alternative to centralized behemoths like Google and Notion. The platform is underpinned by the core principle of empowering users with greater authority over their personal data. This goal is realized through the implementation of smart contracts and the deployment of encrypted data storage on the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a widely recognized peer-to-peer file-sharing network originally developed by Protocol Labs, the creators behind Filecoin (FIL). Fileverse's innovative approach ensures that it isn't reliant on a single server provider. Furthermore, the platform features a specialized tool meticulously designed to comply with the stringent data privacy regulations outlined by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe. This is achieved through the integration of robust cryptographic encryption methods aimed at safeguarding user data.

Lukas Schor, the co-founder and CEO of Safe, underscored the significance of Fileverse's undertaking by stating:

 "A substantial amount of research and engineering efforts have been dedicated to the development of crypto infrastructure and account abstraction in recent years. Fileverse aims to extend the benefits of these advancements to a diverse range of on-chain tools dedicated to communication and collaboration."

The successful completion of this investment round aligns with a challenging period for cryptocurrency firms in their pursuit of fresh capital, as indicated by data from Messari, which highlights a three-year low in venture capital fundraising within the crypto industry.

Furthermore, in the preceding year, Fileverse secured approximately $280,000 in grants and contributions from a diverse range of sources, including members of the Gitcoin community, Polygon, Ethereum Name Service (ENS), Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Filecoin, and Aurora.

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