Announcing Zeta’s $8.5M Funding Round, led by Jump Capital

Zeta Announces $8.5M Funding Round

We’re thrilled to announce our $8.5M Funding Round led by Jump Capital with participation from Race Capital, Electric Capital, DACM, Airtree Ventures, Amber Group, Wintermute, Sino Global Capital, Genesis Block Ventures, QCP Capital, Alameda Research, Solana Capital, MGNR, 3kVC, Orthogonal Trading, LedgerPrime, and SkyVision Capital.

Building a Nasdaq natively on the blockchain is something I always wanted to see happen on Solana. Zeta, winners of the Solana hackathon, are making this a reality for both options & futures and pushing the limits of what’s possible on-chain
- Anatoly Yakovenko, President of the Solana Foundation

This fundraise allows us to accelerate the development and business growth of the platform (we’re hiring!), initiate community grants to encourage composable project integrations, and be a means to onboard key strategic and market making partners.

Our Vision For Zeta

Zeta started as a group of friends building a DeFi options project for the Solana Season hackathon — but has quickly grown into something much bigger. We want to push the boundaries of what a DeFi derivatives platform can do; truly bridging the gap from CeFi to DeFi and ultimately becoming a critical layer of DeFi infrastructure.

This begins with feature parity through auto-strike generation, undercollateralized trading, cross-margining, real-time liquidations, and instant settlement, to name just a few of the many that we’ll be launching with (for details, check out our Gitbook!).

Beyond just feature parity, we see Zeta as one of the building blocks of DeFi in bridging the gap to CeFi through composability — with benefits to the entire ecosystem. Our platform will unlock previously unavailable opportunities for anyone to come in and build critical elements of CeFi infrastructure - in a permissionless and open manner for DeFi. At Zeta, we pride ourselves on this, having integrated with both Serum (order book & matching engine) and Pyth (oracle) — and released our open-source SDK, with much more to come.

With all that said, back to building - main-net is coming very soon… 😏

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Zeta (ζ) is the premier under-collateralized DeFi derivatives exchange, providing liquid derivatives trading to individuals and institutions alike.