#Hashed is a venture fund, project accelerator, and educator/community builder. It consists of a team of entrepreneurs, engineers, and experts and it is based in Seoul, Korea. [1][4]


#Hashed was founded by , , and in September 2017. It is an investment fund that focuses on discovering, investing in, and supporting innovative decentralization projects. They approach their investments from a startup perspective, seeking to provide strategic support for the growth of these projects, rather than just assessing their financial value. [5][4]

Impact Investment

Impact investment is the first pillar of Hashed. It is similar to what other traditional venture capital funds do, and the types of projects that Hashed invests in are:

Type A: Projects that take exceptional approaches and apply innovative technology to the technological issues that the decentralization community faces. E.g. , , , , Thunder, Dfinity, , etc. [5]

Type B: Projects that can effectively convey the capabilities of the token economy and decentralization to the real world. E.g. TTC, Carry, Contents Protocol, Cosmochain, Wax. [5]

Type C: Projects that offer decentralization-related solutions to social issues, and aim to have a larger social impact. E.g. SureRemit, Pluto, Sentinel Protocol. [6]

Community Building

Hashed creates and develops decentralization communities. They believe that community building is vital while the decentralization ecosystem is still in its early aughts, and so, the organization puts extensive resources into this effort.

"The value of every decentralization project is determined by the size of its community, its network effect. For example, if only a small number of people possessed all the Bitcoin in the world, its value would be close to zero. The Bitcoin network’s net worth has grown because more and more people have entered the Bitcoin community as members, believing in its utility." - the blog stated[5]


Hashed provides support for projects in all steps of the process of becoming a competitive global participant as a strategic investor and team member from the very beginning. They aid in drafting and token model design, helping projects build relationships with influential local investors and community builders.

"Hashed is not a project builder. As such, we only choose to accelerate projects with a strong understanding of the fundamentals and values of decentralization, projects that could function without our assistance. The biggest assistance we offer is acceleration of the process, since the crypto market undergoes major changes every day at an increasingly fast pace. Therefore, discussing networks with projects in a thorough manner and sending them on a fast track is vital. - Simon Seojoon Kim in Introducing Hashed[5]


In December 2020, Hashed raised $120 million for a fund that would be focused on a new era of distributed networks. [7][17]

"We believe we will be living in a society where people will be working for different networks (protocols) rather than for specific companies," Hashed CEO Simon Kim told CoinDesk through a spokesman.
"So it is our mission to find the best networks that facilitate people's work and life."[7]

In December 2021, Hashed raised $200 million for a fund dedicated to growing the ecosystem. Hashed did not disclose investors, however, it said the raise included investment from “the largest Korean IT companies, multi-discipline conglomerates, and globally renowned investment firms,” according to a press release. [8][11][17]


  • - CEO & Managing Partner
  • - Cofounder & Partner
  • - Cofounder & Partner
  • Sean Hong - CFO & Partner
  • Baek Kim - Partner
  • Edward Hong - Chief Platform Officer
  • Jun Park - Senior Associate
  • Medha Srivastava - General Counsel
  • Jin Kang - Head of Legal
  • Dan Park - Research Associate
  • Edward Tan - Associate
  • Irene Park - Finance Manager
  • Wooster Han - Community Lead[9]

Hashed Potato Club

On June 19, 2023, Hashed hosted the first offline meetup for the Hashed Potato Club. The club aims to provide a decentralized community platform for the founders of Hashed’s portfolio companies to connect with each other directly, without intermediaries. The meetup was attended by approximately 120 founders representing over 50 projects, who actively participated in the event. [10]
The event featured insightful presentations from Simon Kim, the CEO and Managing Partner of Hashed; Ryan Kim, the Co-founder and Partner of Hashed; Youngkwon Kim, the CEO of Playa; and Joseph Baek, the Co-founder, and EVP of Modhaus. [10]

The Hashed Potato Club operates in two areas: offline and online.

The offline component consists of quarterly meetups featuring sessions on topics such as wine selection and stress management, deviating from conventional business presentations. The meetups aim to be networking-centric events where entrepreneurs can discuss collaborative ideas, share thoughts, and engage with one another. [10]

For the online component, the organization aims to build a community incorporating Web3 elements such as a dedicated wallet and webpage for Hashed Potato Club members, and as proof of membership. The aim of the Web3 experience is to facilitate the transition of Web2 entrepreneurs into the realm of Web3. [10]


Hashed x Icetea Labs

In January 2022, Hashed partnered with Icetea Labs — a gaming and metaverse incubator and enabler in Asia to co-build a self-sustainable, interoperable, open and GameFi ecosystem. The two strategic partners explored the details to cooperate closely in a hands-on manner in GameFi and Metaverse with regard to R&D and financing, ranging from infrastructure layers, platforms, and services, to interoperable flagship products, supporting the full lifecycle of games and metaverses (i.e. tokenomics design, launch plan, marketing, and etc.). [12]

The strategic collaboration is expected to fuel the overall growth of the gaming and metaverse industry, especially in the Asia Pacific.

“SEA (Southeast Asia) is the region with the fastest-growing adoption of blockchain games and GameFi. It is mesmerizing that blockchain games like Axie Infinity are now entirely transforming the economic patterns of people living in the region. Through this partnership, Hashed will work closely with Icetea Labs in the region to actively discover founders and support them to create a new value.” — Edward Hong, Head of Growth at Hashed[12]

Hashed x KB Kookmin Bank

In August 2020, Hashed formed a strategic partnership with KB Kookmin Bank[14] — the largest bank in Korea, Haechi Labs[15], and Cumberland Korea[16] to advance the emerging market for digital assets in South Korea. Their cooperation around fundamental technologies such as blockchain will entail managing and storing digital assets, advocating for optimal regulatory developments, and transforming the traditional financial sector. [13]


  • Archway

  • Aura Network

  • Ceramic

  • Connext

  • Dfinity

  • GuildFi

  • Finschia

  • Oasis Labs

  • SKALE Labs

  • XPLA

  • bZx Protocol

  • Chai

  • Crypto Tax

  • CyberConnect

  • DSRV

  • Hyperithm

  • Insurace

  • Kado

  • KODA

  • Krystal

  • KTX Finance

  • LEDN

  • Lendit

  • Lithium Finance

  • Matter Labs

  • Merge

  • Juno

  • OnePlanet

  • Payhere

  • Olive

  • PSX

  • PundiX

  • Republic

  • Set Labs

  • Stockal

  • Uprise

  • Vega

  • Wavebridge

  • AdShield

  • Avalon

  • B-Clipse

  • Ciety

  • CodeStates

  • Comento

  • Doeat

  • DrNow

  • Fitogether

  • Flexity

  • Future Kitchen

  • GetMega

  • Greenlabs

  • Gunstar Metaverse

  • Halfz

  • Headfone

  • Jejememe

  • Korea Senior Lab

  • Lafity

  • Loco


  • Mindcafe

  • Mythical Games

  • OXOpolitics

  • Planetarium

  • Pluto


  • Story Protocol


  • The Trive

  • Voithru

  • Vrism

  • AcadArena

  • Avocado Guild

  • Blockodyssey

  • Community Gaming

  • Covalent

  • Cryptoquant

  • Dfns

  • Dune

  • EveryRealm

  • FreshCut

  • Halliday

  • Human Protocol

  • Line Next

  • NFTBank

  • nonce

  • Notifi

  • Nurihaus

  • Off Live

  • Playa

  • Ramper

  • RareCircles

  • Suberra

  • Ready Player DAO

  • RECUR Forever

  • Secret Network

  • WitU[6]

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