23 March 2022, Oslo, Norway - Today we are thrilled to announce Joystream has raised $5.85 million. This brings the total fundraise to roughly $13m at a $60m valuation from over 30 investors, among them Digital Currency Group (seed round), Hypersphere, DefiAlliance, and D1 Ventures.

Building the decentralized future of video

We aim to give video creators alternative ways to monetize their videos, and not solely rely on advertising, with the ability to sell their content as NFTs and to turn their channel into a token, so that anyone can invest in the creator, and earn a share of their revenue. Furthermore, Joystream is a blockchain that allows developers to build other applications on, opening up opportunities to create decentralized versions of video applications we are already used to, as well as completely new video applications.

Testnet participants to be handsomely rewarded

We are currently on our 12th testnet chain. In order to attract high quality participants, testnet contributors are looking to get at least 25% of the genesis token supply ($15m+ worth). Because Joystream will be decentralized, governed entirely by token holders, it’s important to attract long-term high-value contributors for the project to continue to grow.

Aiming for a Polkadot parachain slot

This is the final stretch to a mainnet launch and the native $JOY token launch. Once the main network has launched Joystream will look to compete for a Polkadot parachain slot.

“This new funding will allow us to expand the team in key areas critical to a successful mainnet launch in Q2, such as kicking off our YouTube creator partnership program to attract creators to the platform, ramping up our DAO community growth initiatives and delivering key product features.”

says Bedeho Mender, founder of Joystream.

Joystream links

Video platform https://play.joystream.org/

Website https://www.joystream.org/

Joystream socials

Follow Joystream on Twitter for updates: https://twitter.com/JoystreamDAO

Join the Discord community: https://discord.com/invite/DE9UN3YpRP

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Full list of investors

DCG (seed round)
D1 Ventures
Signum Capital
LD Capital
Genblock Capital
BITMAIN (seed round)
OKX Blockdream Ventures
MEXC Pioneer
SkyVision Capital
BoostVC (seed round)
Waterdrip Capital
PNYX Ventures
GateIO Labs
Vestigium Capital
Master Ventures
Kernel Ventures
Illusionist Group
Lotus Capital
Lancer Capital
Panda Capital
Sunbar Capital
New Tribe Capital
Phoenix VC
LVT Capital
Lionline Capital
Basics Capital
ZB Capital
StartupLab (seed round)