DWF Labs

DWF Labs is a digital asset market maker and multi-stage investment firm providing support from token listing to market making to OTC trading solutions. [1][2]


DWF Labs was founded by Heng Yu Lee[4] and Eugene Ng[5] in 2022. It is a subsidiary of the parent firm Digital Wave Finance (DWF), a trading organization.[3]

DWF Labs offers services such as advisory, liquidity provision, cybersecurity, auditing, debt financing, treasury management, and connection with partners for access to resources and future development opportunities. [6]

"DWF Labs seeks to invest and support bold founders who want to build the future of Web3. We offer consulting, liquidity provision, cybersecurity, smart contract audit processes, debt-financing, treasury management and connections with our numerous partners across different verticals." - the website stated[6]

As an investor, DWF Labs prefers to participate in infrastructure projects, including layer-1 and developments, through token purchases. The firm is also interested in AI-based projects and GameFi. DWF has supported various projects such as a $40 million round for Tomi, an "alternative internet" provider, a $20 million fundraise for , a derivatives trading platform, and a new $40 million raise for , an AI-focused crypto protocol. [12]

DWF Labs has offices in Singapore, Switzerland, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, and Hong Kong. [12]



On June 14, 2023, DWF Labs announced its partnership with , a network focused on decentralizing the Internet via (dApps). As part of this partnership, DWF Labs has become a for TRON, further enhancing the ecosystem support of the blockchain.[10]

Andrei Grachev, the Managing Partner of DWF Labs, stated:

"With over 165 million accounts created and more than 5.8 billion transactions on the TRON network, we firmly believe that the TRON ecosystem is at the forefront of Web3 adoption. What we find particularly appealing about TRON's accomplishments is its remarkable ability to attract new ideas.
TRON stands as one of the fastest-growing dApps ecosystems in the space at the moment, and the consistent rollout of innovative tools and services proves that TRON has a leading role in paving the trail in blockchain. That is why we are eager to further support the ecosystem with additional investment in the near future."[10]

DWF Labs x Algorand

On June 26, 2023, DWF Labs announced a partnership with the Algorand Foundation to support the health and growth of the ecosystem built on the . [11]

The first component of the partnership involved a $50 million token purchase agreement to, in part, provide liquidity into the Algorand ecosystem. An additional MOU was also signed with the aim of allocating funds to support projects that are building on the Algorand blockchain in the spaces of , Art and Music, Gaming, and Bridges, and Infrastructure. [11]

“We selected Algorand because of its unparalleled level of technology and security among permissionless DLTs, as well as its leadership in environmental sustainability and social impact. Algorand's blockchain infrastructure provides the speed and instant finality required for creators, financial institutions and governments to smoothly transition to the new digital economy at scale, in an environmentally responsible manner.
This partnership with the Algorand Foundation is another important step in the maturation and growth of innovation in this space,” said Andrei Grachev.[11]

DWF Labs x Pyth Network

In November 2022, DWF Labs joined the Pyth Network[9], a specialized oracle solution for latency-sensitive financial data, to supply high-quality market data for crypto assets as well as utilizing the Pyth data feeds. [8]

“As experienced high frequency traders we can provide extremely valuable data that the whole industry can benefit from. By supplying our trading and pricing data to the Pyth Network, and at the same time by integrating their data in our existing workflows, we are growing the resilience of the Web3 industry.” - said Andrei Grachev, the Managing Partner of DWF Labs. [8]



  • Andrei Grachev - Managing Partner
  • Heng Yu Lee - Founding Partner
  • Eugene Ng - Advisor Founding Partner
  • Alessia Baumgartner - Business Partner Ecosystems
  • Jorinda Hsu - Business Partner Ventures
  • Derrick Lui - Business Partner, Legal & Compliance
  • Stefano Virgilli - Business Partner, Communications & Technology
  • Lingling Jiang - Business Partner, Business Development
  • Qian Sui - Head, Business Development
  • Angus Chung - Head, Business Development
  • Erwin Ng - Head, Liquid Markets[13]
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