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Azimut launches digital assets VC fund in Singapore

Blockchain chainItalian asset manager Azimut has taken a step into Asia’s digital asset sector with the launch of a Singapore-based venture capital (VC) fund focused on digital assets startups. Azimut has partnered with Swiss digital bank Sygnum and Singapore-based, private equity firm SBI to create the US$75 million tech-focused VC fund. SBI Ven Capital will serve as the primary fund manager for a strategy that will invest in early stage startups based in Southeast Asia and Europe in three tech sectors – distributed ledger technology (DLT), decentralised finance and regtech. Capital inflows into the global digital asset market made up 6% of all global venture capital funding in 2020 and for the first half of 2021, more than $17 billion of investments. “DLT and digital assets are at the inflection point of mainstream adoption, and they have the potential to reduce inefficiencies and unlock new capabilities across several sectors, such as financial services and supply chain management,” said CEO and managing director of SBI Ven Capital, Ryosuke Hayashi . © 2021 funds global asia

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