Shima Capital Invested in Magna
Shima Capital, an early-stage global venture firm focused on supporting cutting-edge blockchain startups, has invested in Magna, a Token distribution on autopilot!
Shima Capital is delighted to have invested in Magna, the leading token cap table, on-chain vesting token distribution, and token fund admin platform. Magna raised a $15 million seed round at a $70 million valuation led by Tiger Global and Tusk Venture Partners.
Why Shima Capital Invested in Magna
Magna helps to track your fundraising, execute your TGE, and manage your token unlocks in one compliant cap table platform.
Shima Capital incubated Magna under the thesis that tokens are the primitive core of Web3. An atomic unit of programmatically transferable value. While many resources have sprung up for managing the token spend. There are surprisingly few platforms for managing tokens as programmable value capsules and securely distributing them to key stakeholders. It is rare to come across a team as strong as Magna’s with a project that directly addresses such a pressing, significant industry-wide issue.
Introduction to Magna
Before Magna, crypto companies would manage the planning, distribution, and maintenance of tokens through a mix of Excel spreadsheets, manual work to verify wallets and transactions, and custom contracts for the actual token delivery. If we wish to accelerate the pace at which tokens become the world’s unit of capital, inefficient and problematic industry standards like this must be abandoned.
Through their veteran experience and stellar abilities. The Magna team is well-positioned to build the system of record for token ownership and the main platform through which teams manage their token distribution. Beyond token vesting, Magna will expand to cover other workflows adjacent to token distribution such as tokenomics benchmarking, tax tracking, lending based on vesting token positions, and mirrotable tokens (tokens that represent a future token position).
At Shima, they have hundreds of portfolio companies and several have tried to build token distribution mechanisms in-house to no avail. These tools should exist as a primitive core and require battle-tested smart contract code, extensive security audits, and a usable interface to get right.
Magna is currently live on Solana and is launching on Ethereum in the coming months.
The overall crypto market cap can be expect to once again surpass $1 trillion dollars in the near future. (if it hasn’t already by the time this is publish). An estimated 20–40% of all tokens in reputable projects will need to be transfer according to vesting schedules. Shima Capital intends to be at the forefront of this through their investment in Magna. As they participate in every step of the process with them. From working with their team to thinking through the problem space, giving tokenomics recommendations. Introducing them to other top-tier investors, and working alongside them as part of their team, we will be there.
About Shima Capital
Shima Capital is a leading early stage VC firm investing in disruptive blockchain companies. The fund is deeply focus on taking a hands-on approach and working closely with its portfolio companies to provide the most sweat equity per dollar invested. As teams in Web3 push the frontier of innovation. Shima helps hire talent, build community, amplify narratives, and foster the acceleration of technical research and development. Shima is compose of seasoned investors, accomplished operators, and former founders. Who align on a mission to support all-star teams with building and scaling generational companies.
Magna is a token distribution on autopilot. Airdrop, stream, and distribute tokens to your team, investors, and community on custom unlock schedules, easily.