ContributionDAO Secures $2.8M to Pioneer Staking in SE Asia

ContributionDAO raises $2.8 million in seed funding to develop staking solutions and expand blockchain reach in Southeast Asia.

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  • ContributionDAO secures $2.8 million for expanding staking solutions in Southeast Asia.
  • KASIKORN X spearheads the funding round, supporting blockchain growth in the region.
  • Funding to connect global blockchain projects with Southeast Asia’s market.

The blockchain industry continues to evolve rapidly, with institutional-grade staking platforms emerging as pivotal components of this technological revolution. Among these, Singapore-based ContributionDAO has carved out a significant niche. 

Most recently, ContributionDAO announced a successful $2.8 million seed funding round to enhance its staking solutions. This investment, led by KASIKORN X Venture Capital (KXVC), marks a notable commitment from one of Thailand’s largest commercial banks’ VC arms towards fostering the blockchain landscape in Southeast Asia.

KASIKORN Leads Funding Round in ContributionDAO

On Wednesday, February 28, Singapore-based ContributionDAO closed a $2.8 million seed funding round. This strategic financial infusion, led by KASIKORN X Venture Capital (KXVC) in December 2023, aims to boost the platform’s growth and expand its reach across the Southeast Asian blockchain ecosystem. 


The funding initiative was led by KASIKORN X Venture Capital (KXVC), the venture capital arm of KASIKORNBANK (KBANK), Thailand’s largest commercial bank. Moreover, other investors include Axelar, Monad, Connext, and a cadre of angel investors.

ContributionDAO Bridging Global Blockchain With Southeast Asia

A significant portion of the investment will be allocated towards bridging the gap between global blockchain projects and the Southeast Asian market. ContributionDAO plans to leverage its expertise and newly developed tools to facilitate the integration of international blockchain initiatives with the local ecosystem, thereby enhancing the region’s accessibility to cutting-edge blockchain technologies and staking solutions.

Moreover, the funding will enhance ContributionDAO’s capacity to manage and support its growing global community. ContributionDAO aims to foster deeper engagement and collaboration among blockchain enthusiasts and professionals in Southeast Asia and beyond by developing advanced community management tools.

On the Flipside

  • Bridging global blockchain projects with the Southeast Asian market necessitates a nuanced understanding of local regulations and market dynamics.
  • As the blockchain landscape evolves, navigating the complex web of security threats and regulatory requirements remains a formidable challenge.

Why This Matters

The strategic investment in ContributionDAO and its subsequent initiatives potentially represents a significant leap forward in empowering the blockchain ecosystem in Southeast Asia.


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David Marsanic

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