Panama City, Panama, Dec. 8, 2021 — Forward Protocol has raised $1.25 million across two series of funding rounds, attracting investment from leading blockchain projects and venture capital groups such as Bitcoin.com, CV VC, AU 21 Capital, X21 and GDA Capital.
Additional capital came from MEXC, Stakez Capital, Magnus Capital, MarketAcross, Basics Capital, CRT Capital, Polygon Studios, Master Ventures, BlackDragon, Tokenova, Lotus Capital, NFT Technologies, Darkpool Ventures, Octopus Capital, ZBS Capital, IBC Group, Polygon Syndicate, Oracles Investment Group, Marathon Capital, Cuan Ventures, Ardura Capital and Utopian Capital. Polygon Studios also contributed a grant.
After raising $500,000 in its seed round, Forward welcomed investment totaling $700,000 in its private funding round as it draws closer to its goal of building Web 3.0 toolkits for a value-driven economy on a global scale.
“Making blockchain technology simple to use for non-technical people is the next logical step in our progression toward mass adoption of blockchain,” said Forward Protocol co-founder Karnika E. Yashwant. He continued, “The value-driven economy is the next blockchain revolution.”
“When you take away the barrier to entry, you encourage participation rates to skyrocket,” said his colleague and co-founder Mitch Rankin. “We are adoption-focused, providing open-source blockchain tools to enable any organization in any sector to use our toolkits to embrace Web 3.0 in a simple-to-use, drag-and-drop, no-code environment.”
Rankin’s statements were echoed by AU 21’s Alexi Nedeltchev, who added: “Forward Protocol’s vision of creating Web 3.0 toolkits is revolutionary, and we see them leading this sector while accelerating the adoption of blockchain globally.”
About Forward Protocol
Forward Protocol employs an easy-to-use WordPress-like model to facilitate a no-code environment that users can interact with, even without technical knowledge. It also provides blockchain toolkits that connect the value-driven economy. The modular architecture and ready-to-deploy fully customizable smart contracts are designed for anyone to adopt blockchain technology without any risk. The protocol’s modular design allows any organization to choose the module suited to their platform and modify it to be functional to their use case.
Taking advantage of the blockchain’s financial applications, Forward Protocol introduces the concept of an initial value offering (IVO), among many others, which applies the crowd-funding model to blockchain. This is a Kickstarter-type program on the blockchain, creating transparent fundraising opportunities and safety for backers. The IVO provides a solution for creators who need to invest substantial amounts of time and money into new products but lack the certainty that they will become popular enough to cover the costs and assure profit for their product. It also protects prospective buyers’ funds in a similar way to the Kickstarter platform.