TL;DR: Arkane Network is becoming Venly and positions itself as a blockchain tech provider with Wallet services, NFT marketplace (incl. APIs) and NFT tools. With the recent funding, Venly (previously Arkane Network) aims for further growth and is hiring various profiles to succeed in its mission to bring blockchain technology to the mainstream.
“Today is a big day for Arkane Network. We are proud and excited to announce that we are rebranding to Venly and strengthening our positioning as blockchain tech provider. We’ll need more than this to achieve our mission, that’s why we recently raised +€2M to continue building our products, acquiring users and of course growing our team of blockchain engineers as well as business developers. With our new brand we also want to invest more in the end users, positioning ourselves as a preferred partner and product in B2B as well as B2C”
— Tim Dierckxsens, co-founder & CEO Venly
Despite the numerous benefits of using blockchain technology, the biggest problem with blockchain is the steep learning curve. That’s why we built our easy-to-use developer products to bring blockchain to the masses.
With our first tool, digital wallets, we helped leading blockchain gaming projects (like The Sandbox) onboard more than 200k users already.
A few months back we launched a leading user-friendly NFT marketplace as if it’s a traditional P2P market, and recently we started helping classic gaming and e-commerce businesses create and sell digital assets with our NFT tools and Market APIs.
Venly was founded in 2018 as Arkane Network and is a blockchain tech provider focussing on 3 main products:
With Venly we tend to focus on the gaming industry and everything related to it, metaverses, sports, game art, avatars etc. Today we service +100 projects and have partnered with Polygon, Binance, Avalanche and Hedera as preferred tech providers. Our main clients are projects like The Sandbox, Aavegotchi, Battle Racers, IOI Trade Race Manager, Ethermon, Neon District, Cryptopick, AMPnet and many others.
Beginning of April, Venly closed a €1.55M seed round led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF). DM-BB David Majert, Palentine Ventures (Blockrocket), imec.istart Fund and PMV joined the round.
Venly recently added Tioga Capital to its list of investors with an additional €500k funding, bringing the total of +2M€ in funding to continue its growth and setup a branch in Berlin.
As a blockchain agnostic tech provider, we’ll continue adding support for new blockchains to our Wallet and Market products. In the coming months we will focus on our Market APIs and USDC launch. As for our NFT Tools, we’re working on adding new tools and supporting tools built by you. You can apply here. Product updates will also be shared frequently from now on, like this one.
On our marketing roadmap we’ll invest more time growing our community of users. We’ll be seeking feedback on our products but also on the projects we support. We will organise NFT missions and exclusive drops with our partners later this year and will set up a dedicated Discord Server to reach you more (more info about this soon).
To celebrate the rebranding, we created a few NFTs of our old and new logo for fun. You’ll be able to purchase these collector items on our Venly NFT Market in the coming days. The lucky holders of those NFTs might get rewarded in the future, but for now it’s just for the fun of collecting 🎉.
Shop your NFTs on https://venly.market
In the past few months 3 hires have already joined the team. Nico as VP engineering, Jeffrey as Finance Controller and myself, Yan, as CMO of Venly. We’re currently looking for extra Front-End engineers, Analysts as well as a Community Manager and Business Developers. More info on our career page.
Thanks for reading, looking forward to reaching the next milestone together!