Investment Highlight: Automata

by Matthew Harcourt June 22, 2021

We would like to thank Deli Gong (Co-Founder ) & Sam Koh (PR & Marketing) from Automata Network for their feedback and contribution to this article. A key talking point in the Ethereum ecosystem is the concept and problem of miner extractable value (MEV). MEV is a relatively new and understudied phenomenon where miners and […]

Investment Highlight: Yearn Finance

by Matthew Harcourt December 1, 2020

Nothing quite sums up the open, permissionless and fast paced nature of DeFi like Yearn Finance. In February 2020, Andre Cronje created Yearn Finance to automate the yield farming strategy that he was performing manually on behalf of his family and close friends. This trading strategy was simply moving his USD stablecoins between the various […]

Investment Highlight: Ren Project

by Henrik Andersson June 9, 2020

The RenVM recently went live on mainnet, providing access to inter-blockchain liquidity for all decentralized applications. Bringing BTC, BCH and ZEC to Ethereum. Ren Project is bringing Bitcoin to Ethereum. This week, I interview Ren Project’s CTO Loong Wang. In the interview we cover: The history of Ren Project and how Loong Wang initially got […]

Investment Highlight: Synthetix

by Henrik Andersson November 19, 2019

The Open Financial System also called Decentralised Finance (DeFi) is a major focus for us at Apollo Capital and core to our Investment Thesis. DeFi is about building permissionless access to financial assets and financial contracts to anyone in world. The Synthetix platform is tackling the former. They are building a platform for any kind […]

Investment Highlight: Numerai

by Henrik Andersson October 8, 2019

Numerai is launching the Erasure protocol Numerai started out as a hedge fund that used Blockchain and crypto to crowdsource predictions from data scientists around the world. Erasure is a middleware protocol on top of the Ethereum network. Numerai the hedge fund trades traditional instruments like stocks based on quantitative models. A quant hedge fund […]

Investment Highlight: Algorand

by Henrik Andersson September 9, 2019

This is the first instalment of a series we call Investment Highlights where we briefly describe some of our current portfolio investments. If we define Bitcoin as a first generation blockchain and Ethereum as second generation, then Algorand could be defined as third generation. Algorand was founded by Silvio Micali, a Turing award winning cryptographer […]

Investment Highlight: Dfinity's Internet Computer

by Henrik Andersson February 12, 2019

In September 2018, the Apollo Capital Fund made a seed investment into Dfinity, which was described as “the most exciting project of 2018”. The foundation behind the Internet Computer (ICP), The Dfinity Foundation, has raised over US$200 million from top-tier crypto investors such as Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital. After two and a half years […]