Manutara Ventures Backs LunarCRUSH in Co-Strategic Investment Lead By Draper Goren Holm
Santiago, CL — November 11, 2020 — Manutara Ventures is pleased to announce that it has completed a strategic investment into the industry-leading social media analytics platform LunarCRUSH alongside the Los Angeles-based blockchain fintech fund Draper Goren Holm who lead the round.
Pablo Traub, Partner at Manutara Ventures, stated, “As the crypto market matures, LunarCRUSH introduces sophistication, market depth, and transparency, allowing more players to be part of this exciting industry and become the builders of the future.”
Based in Costa Mesa, California, LunarCRUSH is a social listening tool for cryptocurrencies and is a leading destination for the cryptocurrency community online. With at-a-glance dashboards and social insights, LunarCRUSH helps investors make better decisions. The social data powerhouse will leverage the capital infusion to grow its team internationally into Europe and Latin America, with strategic goals on expanding their local and national communities.
“It’s so exciting to see two leading funds from the Draper Venture Network unite and co-invest in LunarCRUSH!” exclaimed Tim Draper, Founder of Draper Associates and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. “DVN is all about accelerating deal flow, so having Draper Goren Holm and Manutara Ventures come together to help lead their strategic round is what we’re all about.”
Joe Vezzani, CEO of LunarCRUSH, said, “Not only is the cryptocurrency industry decentralized from a software element, but it is also decentralized from a human element as well. Our focus from day 1 at LunarCRUSH has been to serve the entire industry. We are humbled Draper Goren Holm continues so strongly with us on this journey, and are excited to welcome Manutara Ventures into the fold. With a new home base in Santiago, we look forward to welcoming a new culture and hiring top talent to foster innovation in the great nation of Chile.”
With Draper Goren Holm leading the strategic round, they’ve now doubled down since making their initial investment in 2019. Josef Holm, Founding Partner of Draper Goren Holm, added, “Joe and Jon are a true testament of what it means to be incredible founders, and their solution has grown to be loved by hundreds of thousands. We’re beyond excited for what the future holds for them in Chile and honored for Fund 1 to be a part of the ride.”