Macro investor Dan Tapiero is launching another multimillion dollar fund intended to invest in mid- to late-stage companies in the digital asset ecosystem.
According to a Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, Tapiero and his 10T Holdings partners Michael Dubilier and Stan Miroshnik have given the regulatory body notice of a $500 million growth equity fund for crypto and blockchain firms. The filing shows the fund has not yet sold any of the original investment.
The 10T DAE Fund 3.0 is the third to come from the growth equity firm, following a $200 million fund launched in February and a $750 million fund in September. The company lists 14 crypto and blockchain firms in its portfolio, including Kraken, eToro, Huobi, Mercado Bitcoin, Gemini, Bitfury and Ledger. With the addition of the $500 million fund, 10T Holdings’ assets under management (AUM) would likely exceed $1 billion — its website lists $770 million AUM at the time of publication.
Tapiero is no stranger to investments, but prior to the crypto boom, some of his business was in gold. The 10T Holdings founder also helped co-found Gold Bullion International in 2009 and has been actively speaking about the potential of the crypto ecosystem, including Bitcoin (BTC), as the adoption of digital assets accelerates.
According to data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, the BTC price is $51,140 at the time of publication, having risen more than 20% since dipping to a monthly low to the $42,000s on Dec. 3. However, Cointelegraph reported there are indications that institutional investors are still looking to buy crypto.