VC funding has always been the preferred method of getting capital, so it would make sense that it has always been the dominant force. Data reported by Coindesk shows that, since 2012, venture capital has infused more than $1.8 billion into blockchain start-ups. In 2016, the total amount raised by VC funding totaled just over $600 million. As for ICO funding, the total investment was about $300 million, but that was last year.
This year, there have been a lot more startups focused on blockchain technologies. Yet, as of August, investment has only reached about $350 million from VC funding. Meanwhile, total ICO funding has finally reached $1.8 billion in August as reported by Forbes magazine. Out of that figure, this year’s investment alone was more than $1.5 billion, just from ICO funding.