Blockchain industry asset management & investment company
Astronaut Capital is a crypto investment service that aims to capitalize on the growth and market adoption of cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). According to its LinkedIn profile page, Astronaut seeks to establish a streamlined offering, where retail and institutional investors can participate in a variety of research-backed tokens and currencies through one channel, avoiding the need for doing complex due diligence and subscription process. In order to achieve that, Astronaut focuses on transparency and analysis, using strict criteria to place the funds of its portfolio. Astronaut will use its own company-owned research team, Picolo Research, to maintain the highest level of due diligence standards to maximize risk-adjusted portfolio returns.
According to Crunchbase, Astronaut itself has raised a total of $1.2M in funding over 2 rounds. Their latest funding round was finished on June 1, 2018 from a seed investment round. iSeed Ltd is its core investor. It has one core team member Matthew Dibb who acts as the CEO & CTO, plus one board member, Simon Heikkila. On their website, Astronaut Capital stated that it has more than 67 investments, 2765 investors, and produces more than 83 research reports.
As a research-integrated asset manager, Astronaut focused on pairing fundamental and qualitative research of cryptocurrencies with strategic capital deployment. Astronaut claims that it uses the fundamental and technological expertise of some of the industry’s leading blockchain analysts. Since 2016, Astronaut has been an active participant in the cryptocurrency market through institutional-grade analysis, trading, and seed investment.