Validation Cloud raises $5.8M in funding to prepare Web3 for global enterprise adoption

Web3 infrastructure startup Validation Cloud has secured its first external funding round totaling $5.8 million. The oversubscribed round was led by Cadenza Ventures, a San Francisco-based investment firm. Other global backers include Blockchain Founders Fund, Bloccelerate, Blockwall, Side Door Ventures, Metamatic, GS Futures, and AP Capital.

The funding news comes a few months after the Web3 infrastructure unveiled its next-generation Staking-as-a-Service platform specifically designed for institutions, which took place just a month after the company attained SOC 2 Type 1 Compliance.

In a statement, co-founder Alex Nwaka emphasized Validation Cloud’s recognition of the crucial need for scalable and compliant infrastructure to accommodate the growing wave of enterprises embracing Web3. Nwaka expressed gratitude for the partnership with global investors, highlighting their role in accelerating the adoption of Validation Cloud’s platform by visionary networks, builders, and asset managers worldwide.

“Validation Cloud recognized the critical need for scalable and compliant infrastructure to onboard the influx of enterprises embracing Web3”, Nwaka said. “We are privileged to partner with our global investors who are accelerating the adoption of Validation Cloud’s platform by visionary networks, builders, and asset managers around the world.”

Validation Cloud has developed a proprietary system architecture featuring breakthroughs for Web3, resulting in a fast, scalable, and intelligent global platform offering Staking, Node API, and Data services. Often likened to the “Cloudflare of Web3,” a nod to Cloudflare’s pioneering work in Web2 scaling infrastructure, Validation Cloud aims to play a pivotal role in the Web3 space by delivering transformative solutions, similar to Cloudflare’s impact on Web2.

Founded by pioneers in Proof-of-Stake, Validation Cloud has expanded its team with seasoned operators who have previously contributed to the success of major players like Uber, Workday, Deloitte, Citadel, Morgan Stanley, Binance,, Figure, R3, and more. The company prioritizes talent and boasts a global employee base.

Cadenza Ventures, the lead investor in this round, expressed confidence in Validation Cloud’s future impact. Kumar Dandapani, Managing Partner at Cadenza, highlighted Validation Cloud’s pioneering role in Proof-of-Stake and its commitment to advancing next-generation Web3 infrastructure. Cadenza sees Validation Cloud as a leader in the Web3 space and is proud to support their mission of bridging the gap between traditional enterprises and the expansive power of Web3.

Validation Cloud has established a solid reputation for closely collaborating with networks in their early stages and providing top-notch infrastructure support to their user ecosystems. Their platform has been instrumental in established ecosystems like Chainlink, Hedera, and Stellar, as well as emerging networks like Aptos, Eigenlayer, and Berachain. For more information, interested parties can visit

Th Zug, Switzerland-based Validation Cloud is a Web3 data streaming and infrastructure company connecting organizations to Web3 through a fast, scalable, and intelligent platform. Specializing in staking, node, and data-as-a-service, Validation Cloud is at the forefront of Web3 innovation.