Take the mystery out of DeFi with Exponential
By Driss Benamour, Mehdi Lebbar & Greg Jizmagian, Co-founders
Published Oct 03, 2022
Announcing our $14 million round led by Paradigm to build the investment platform that unlocks Decentralized Finance for all
The future of finance belongs to people, not institutions. Decentralized Finance (DeFi) enables anyone to become a lender or market maker, and access high-yield opportunities previously reserved for banks. When individuals have the power to grow their wealth exponentially, financial freedom is within reach for everyone.
There’s just one problem. Investing in DeFi is a labyrinthian hellscape that even the most devoted crypto evangelist can get lost in. Finding legitimate projects, executing trades, moving funds across chains, tracking performance, and filing taxes is more than enough to scare off most investors. On top of that, projects grow in popularity before risks are assessed. Investors lost over $60 billion in funds to vulnerabilities over the past four years, and we’ve identified over $3 billion of funds still invested in high-risk projects today.
It doesn’t have to be this way. With the right products, DeFi will become more approachable, opening the door to a new wave of investors. That’s why we’ve launched Exponential, an investment platform for users to discover, assess, and invest in DeFi yield opportunities. With Exponential, investors can:
Take immediate action to strengthen their portfolio
To help our users make the smartest moves, Exponential has built an institutional-grade risk assessment system for DeFi. Rate My Wallet instantly analyzes the risk of users’ current investments. It’s powered by our DeFi graph which allows our team of experts to evaluate thousands of risk vectors and assess each liquidity pool by mapping it to the risk of every protocol, asset, or chain it relies upon.
“I was stunned to discover I had 7-figures invested in a risky pool after using Exponential's Rate My Wallet feature. Exponential helped me identify another pool I didn't know existed with higher APY and lower risk.” - Exponential beta user
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Discover new DeFi yield opportunities

Exponential helps investors find the right yield opportunities for them across DeFi, and compare them across major chains and protocols. Investors can easily search for new liquidity pools using filters like risk rating, annual percentage yield (APY), and total value locked (TVL).
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Easily invest in DeFi

Exponential users will soon be able to invest in DeFi liquidity pools across major chains directly on our custodial platform. No more interaction with obscure protocols. No more risky bridging across chains. No more opaque DeFi high-yield accounts. Exponential users will have DeFi instruments at their fingertips.
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This is just the beginning. Exponential has a vision of unlocking financial freedom for everyone by bridging the gap between web2 and web3, and the minds to build it. We’ve assembled an all-star team of former Uber and Amazon employees with diverse expertise across engineering, crypto, fintech, and consumer products.
To bring our vision to life, we are thrilled to announce our $14 million seed round led by Paradigm with participation from Haun Ventures, Solana Ventures, Polygon, Circle Ventures, Robot Ventures, A* Capital, Global Founders Capital, Launchpad Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and 80+ angel investors including Henrique Dubugras (Brex), Zach Perret (Plaid/Mischief), Adam Nash (Wealthfront), Othman Laraki (Color), Anthony Pompliano, Gokul Rajaram, Elad Gil and Balaji Srinivasan (former Coinbase CTO).
Signup today to Exponential and invest in DeFi from a simple and secure platform.
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