On Thursday, the Avalanche Foundation made an announcement revealing a $230 million raise, with the intention to inject liquidity. The added liquidity in these DeFi platforms will add towards finding a decentralized exchange that can operate efficiently. According to the founder of Avalanche, Emin Gün Sirer, large-scale capital is needed if the Avalanche ecosystem is to scale and grow.
This announcement came soon after an $180 million incentive program was announced to help build liquidity in the Avalanche DeFi ecosystem.
Funding the Avalanche Ecosystem
The round of funding for the Avalanche ecosystem was conducted by Polychain Capital, as well as Three Arrows Capital. CMS Holdings and Dragonfly Capital, among others, were also part of raising funds for this round. The CEO said that these venture capital organizations were specifically chosen due to their knowledge and expertise when it came to DeFi markets.
Liquidity and Avalanche
Liquidity is very openly a core focus of the Avalanche-based DeFi platform. The $180 million incentive to boost the Avalanche ecosystem, was termed the ‘Avalanche Rush’ project. Those funds are, at present, being used for the purpose of incentivizing user deposits. The CEO, Emin Gün Sirer, revealed that the new funds raised would work to benefit the Avalanche ecosystem alongside the Avalanche Rush project. But he revealed that these two projects were separate, with both having the potential to revitalize the DeFi platform.
The Avalanche platform’s token, AVAX, rose from $59.19 to $65.08, meaning that it went up 22% recently.