Arca, a cryptocurrency hedge fund, was one of the investors in Sortium’s $7.75 million seed round. Sortium is a developer of Web3 entertainment technologies. Most people agree that improving Web3 infrastructure is essential to luring more customers and companies to crypto. The funding has been disclosed in a filing with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Sortium CEO Marc Seal confirmed the information—including Arca’s involvement—in an interview with CoinDesk.
With an ongoing bear market in cryptocurrency caused by many high-profile disasters, notably the multibillion-dollar fall of FTX, startups are still raising money. Sortium stated in its SEC filing that it would like to raise $14 million in a seed round but has opted not to go after the full amount.
In his own words, Seal said, “We started raising [money] at that $14 million, and we’d initially obtained proposals which would have finished the round very shortly after we announced.” We decided to forego that path to concentrate more on strategic alliances and monitor how the environment was evolving.
Blockchain and AI
Around 50 people work with Sortium, including Blockchain engineers, AI engineers, and a full-fledged game studio that can release its titles or work with partners to create games.
Seal added, “Sortium enables you to produce, tokenize, and simulate. “You may renew consent using artificial intelligence, and it will tokenize this continuously. Our Web3 Blockchain layer is that.
Sortium is concentrated on presenting its technological framework to assist potential clients and partners in comprehending what blockchains, dynamic private economic systems, and artificial intelligence systems could do. Additionally, the business is getting ready to release its first play-to-earn game. Players can design virtual genetic experiments using synthetic DNA supported by AI in CosmoGene. The landscape expands due to the game’s learning and adaptation to the player.
Sortium is considering accepting an additional $2 million in funding from the seed round’s backers. The company also decides when and how to fund Series A fundraising.