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Decasonic Named in Inc.’s 2023 List of Founder-Friendly Investors

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

Decasonic’s inaugural appearance on the list demonstrates the firm’s commitment to building top web3 innovations for mainstream adoption

Inc.’s annual roundup highlights the private equity and venture capital firms with the top success in backing entrepreneurs

Chicago, IL, USA – November 1, 2023 – Decasonic, the venture and digital assets fund building blockchain, metaverse, web3, and artificial intelligence (AI) innovations, announced today that Inc. Magazine named the firm to its prestigious Founder-Friendly Investors list. The list honors leaders in finance who have maintained a stellar track record of success and consistent support for entrepreneurs.

The final list recognizes 218 firms that remain actively involved with the businesses they invest in and that have earned the trust of the entrepreneurs they support.

“Now more than ever, founder-led companies need financing partners that offer guidance, expertise, and understanding—not just capital. These are the private equity, venture capital, and debt firms that have founders’ backs when it comes to accelerating growth,” said Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. Business Media.

“We are honored to be recognized by founders and Inc. Magazine as a ‘Founder-Friendly’ partner. We are dedicated to our founders in driving mainstream adoption of web3 along our shared visions of building a better tomorrow, faster, through disruptive technologies,” said Paul Hsu, founder and CEO, Decasonic.”

Decasonic’s team draws on our decades of experience and a strong belief that it takes technology builders and investors working in lock-step to systematically engineer durable growth.

“Decasonic is simply the best. They have deep insights into industries such as AI, web3, and gaming, and bring genuine insider knowledge and perspective to the table,” said Emmanuel de Maistre, co-founder and CEO, Scenario. “Paul Hsu and the Decasonic team are always accessible, delving into product details and surfacing insights that many investors might miss. Their strategic thinking is unparalleled and incredibly collaborative and partnership-driven. Having Decasonic on your side, especially in a board setting, is invaluable in addressing a startup's myriad challenges.”

Founded in 2013, Decasonic works closely with founders to provide the investor and operator value add towards venture success. Decasonic takes a long-term approach to investing in emerging companies focused on driving mainstream adoption of blockchain, web3, metaverse, and AI.

Recent successes include:

  • CFX Labs is transforming the international payments markets with an inclusive, rapid, and secure money transfer network that will enable more than one billion people globally to move money instantly across borders.

  • Mawari represents the sustainable approach to innovation enabling higher quality, higher resolution 3D content delivery for digital assets across web3.

  • Scenario empowers game developers to control, transform, and scale their game production with generative AI to personalize new interactive entertainment experiences for the two billion gamers globally.

To compile the list, Inc. went straight to the source: entrepreneurs who have sold to private equity and venture capital firms. Founders filled out a questionnaire about their experiences partnering with private equity, venture capital, and debt firms and shared data on how their portfolio companies have grown during these partnerships.

Introduced in 2019, the Founder-Friendly Investors list quickly established itself as one of Inc.’s most resourceful franchises. It has become a go-to guide for entrepreneurs who want to grow their companies while retaining an ownership stake.

The November 2023 issue of Inc. magazine is available online now at and will be on newsstands beginning October 31.

About Decasonic

Decasonic is the venture and digital assets fund building blockchain and web3 innovation. They draw on decades of experience as tech investors and operators to help founders in blockchain accelerate product-market fit and scale growth. As believers, builders, and investors in blockchain since 2013, they’ve engineered a systematic approach to iconic growth – with people, data, and relationships as the north stars of the fund.

About Inc.

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit


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