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Avail Raises $43M in Funding Round to Expand Data Availability and Rollup Interoperability

Tanzeel Akhtar
Last updated: | 2 min read

Blockchain data-availability project Avail has closed a $43 million Series A funding round with participation from venture capital firms Founders Fund, DragonFly Capital, Cyber Fund, and more.

This latest funding round is in addition to the $32 million raised in Avail’s pre-seed and seed rounds, bringing the total fundraising to $75 million, said Avail.

Other investors in Avail include SevenX, Figment, Nomad Capital, LocalGlobe, Altos Ventures, Chapter One, Superscrypt, Foresight Ventures, Mirana Ventures, KR1, RW3 Ventures, Alliance Dao, Hashkey, Elixir Capital, Spark Digital Capital alongside several angel investors.

Funding will be used to solve Avail’s scalable data availability issues and interoperability, and rollup fragmentation through the Unification Layer.

Fusion Security

The funding will also support the development of “Fusion Security.” This is a novel approach to ensure unified and shared security across the Avail ecosystem.

Fusion Security aims to provide robust crypto-economic guarantees, reinforcing Avail’s function as the unification layer for Web3.

Avail is developing two essential components: the data availability layer, Avail DA, and the unification layer, Nexus.

“With this new capital, we are poised to accelerate our development, expand our global presence, and continue to address the most critical challenges facing Web3 today, such as blockchain fragmentation, insufficient data availability, and limited scaling,” said Anurag Arjun, co-founder of Avail.

“Additionally, it will help foster partnerships and collaborations with other players across the entire Web3 ecosystem, which is mission-critical for Avail’s success,” said Arjun.

Team Behind Avail

Avail originated from Polygon Labs, and was co-founded by Anurag Arjun and Prabal Banerjee. The duo have worked on the data availability problem since 2020.

In 2023, Avail took its first steps as an independent entity. Avail’s mission is to offer a robust data availability platform that enables developers to create the next generation of trustless applications.

Avail Data Availability

Avail data availability provides decentralized infrastructure for developers to build and scale blockchain applications.

The biggest value proposition for spinning up a new rollup rather than creating a separate L1 is the ability to inherit security from the base layer, according to Avail.

For Avail to become the unification layer for web3, it needs to be extremely secure. To achieve this, Avail will extend re-staking to include multiple assets such as bitcoin and ethereum.

In an exclusive podcast interview with Cryptonews, Avail co-founder Anurag Arjun discussed rebranding Matic to Polygon and establishing Avail.

In March, Avail’s Goldberg testnet successfully processed over 100 million transactions, marking a pivotal achievement in its preparation for a mainnet launch.