Polymer Labs Secures $23 Million in Series A Funding from Top Investors

UTC by Bhushan Akolkar · 3 min read
Polymer Labs Secures $23 Million in Series A Funding from Top Investors
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Polymer Labs introduces an innovative solution for developers and businesses in Web3, facilitating projects in DeFi, NFTs, and real-world asset tokenization.

Polymer Labs, a blockchain technology company, has successfully raised $23 million in its Series A funding round to further the development of its Ethereum-based interoperability hub. Marque investors, including Blockchain Capital, Maven 11, and Distributed Global. Notable contributions also came from industry giants such as Coinbase Ventures, Placeholder, and Digital Currency Group, that co-led this funding rounder.

The company recently emerged from stealth mode, unveiling its groundbreaking project nearly two years after securing $3.6 million in seed funding. Polymer Labs specializes in the development of a layer 2 network utilizing Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC), originally designed for the Cosmos ecosystem. This technology facilitates seamless communication between different blockchains, forming the basis of Polymer Labs’ Ethereum-based interoperability hub.

The primary objective of this initiative is to address the challenges associated with interoperability, particularly in the context of the growing prevalence of layer 2 solutions within the blockchain space. The funds raised in this Series A round will propel Polymer Labs in advancing its innovative solutions for enhanced blockchain interoperability. Speaking on the development, Polymer Labs said:

“Existing interoperability solutions such as token bridges are widely used but have proven unreliable and susceptible to hacks, leading to a lack of standardization within the Ethereum ecosystem with billions lost in exploits.”

Polymer Unveils Innovative Ethereum Interoperability Hub for Web3 Solutions

Blockchain technology company Polymer is introducing a groundbreaking solution aimed at developers and businesses engaged in constructing various Web3 solutions, spanning from decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to the tokenization of real-world assets. Renowned for its customizability and robust security features, Polymer’s solution caters to both traditional and crypto institutions.

The key feature of Polymer’s offering lies in serving as a transport hub at the kernel level, facilitating seamless information exchange between different blockchain networks. Initially compatible with Ethereum and all chains operating under the Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) protocol, Polymer’s transport hub has plans to expand its support to all chains in the future.

In a strategic move to enhance scalability and cost-effectiveness, Polymer recently announced a partnership with EigenLayer, a leading Ethereum data availability protocol. This collaboration aims to elevate the performance of Polymer’s interoperability solution.

As the architects behind the Ethereum Interoperability Hub, recognized as the pioneering modular IBC-based networking Layer 2, Polymer is also setting a new standard in blockchain technology. The recently secured funds from the Series A funding round will be allocated towards advancing Polymer’s protocol and expanding its range of offerings.

“Polymer’s mission is to establish the next generation of the internet by ensuring that the interoperability layer connecting all blockchains is neutral, open, modular, and permissionless across ecosystems,” said Polymer co-founder Peter Kim.

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