, 2022-05-20 12:00:13,
The seed funding round attracted a number of crypto-industry focused investors including Polygon Studios, Longhash Ventures, Strangelove Ventures, Maven 11, Hypersphere, Chorus One, GSR, C2X, Crit Ventures, Merit Circle, and more.
The round comes soon after the company raised $2 million in pre-seed funding led by Ignite Inc. (formerly Tendermint) as part of an incubation program in late 2021, raising the total to $8.5 million.
Saga uses what it calls “chainlets,” dedicated custom blockchains that are designed for specific applications to allow developers to rapidly deploy decentralized applications. Dapps are the foundation of Web3, the decentralized web, which is the next stage after Web 2.0, where transactions are made peer-to-peer using cryptocurrencies and crypto tokens.
Using Saga’s protocol, developers can quickly launch and deploy chainlets with shared security, orchestrate validators and standardize continuous integration and deployment just like traditional software development and orchestration pipelines across virtual machines. With Saga, developers will be able to launch chainlets as easily as deploying any other part of now-traditional blockchain technology such as smart contracts.
Rebecca Liao, co-founder and chief executive of Saga, said that immediately following the fundraise, the company would be launching an Innovator Program intent on inviting new Web3 developers to build apps on the upcoming release of its “AlphaNet,” a private test network.
“Saga has a vision to make sure web3 meets the ambitions and desires of the greater developer and user community,”…
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