Robot Ventures

Robot Ventures is a venture capital firm that provides pre-seed funding to startups in the Web3, blockchain, and fintech sectors.[1][3] Founded in 2019 by and , Robot Ventures is backed by Bain Capital Ventures and Xpring.[5]


Robot Ventures has a varied portfolio featuring investments across multiple sectors, including decentralized finance (DeFi), enterprise solutions, consumer applications, and infrastructure projects. Robot Ventures is recognized for its unique investment approach, focusing on early-stage companies that challenge conventional thinking and have the potential to redefine their respective industries. Their portfolio includes companies such as , , , , , , , , and among others.[2]

In April 2019, Robot Ventures secured a $1 million funding round from Bain Capital Ventures and 's Xpring.[4][5] Right after the funding, Robot Ventures invested in two startups: at-home crypto mining startup Coinmine and Point, a debit card and banking account.[6] In 2020, Robot Ventures secured $4 million in funding round, led by with additional participation by co-founder 's .[7]

The firm is co-founded by , known for his work with , and Tarun Chitra, founder of Gauntlet Network.[1] Leshner argued commented on his motivation behind Robot in a article:

"We see innovations happening in DeFi very early. What gives me a different approach is that 95 percent of my time is spent building Compound, and I can interact with other founders really as a peer, just one or two years ahead of them."[4]


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