Silicon Valley is known as the world’s tech hotspot, responsible for birthing many of the giants that dominate the industry today. Shima Capital is a California-based early-stage global venture firm focused on supporting cutting edge blockchain startups through networking, marketing, PR and business development throughout the growth of their projects.

With a robust portfolio including some of the best projects within crypto, the Shima Capital team possesses the tools to help Sigma Labs adapt to the constant development and evolution inherent to DeFi. Shima Capital's laser focus on early growth coupled with years of experience in the industry make Shima Capital a valued partner for Sigma Labs.

Core Team

Yida Gao is the GP of Shima Capital, a fund backed by industry leaders such as: Dragonfly Capital, Digital Currency Group, Celsius, and others. Yida formerly co-ran Struck Capital, an early stage industry agnostic venture fund, as well as Divergence Digital Currency, a multi-strategy crypto fund. Prior to these endeavors, Yida Gao was a technology investor at NEA, one of the world's largest VC funds with $25Bn+ AUM.

Yida has been in crypto since 2015 assisting organizations in connecting high quality talent, community/marketing and general business development. The wealth of experience, knowledge and business intelligence that comes from the Shima Capital team ensures a bright future ahead for Sigma Labs and the continued development of the protocol.

"We share a unique synergy with the team at Shima Capital which we are happy to foster as we collectively continue to work on bringing the Sigma products to market."

- Roland Haggins, Sigmadex Co-Founder

About Shima Capital

Shima Capital is a global investment fund with traditional venture capital expertise and a broad business network in Silicon Valley and Asia. It’s an early-stage venture firm focused on supporting cutting-edge blockchain startups. Shima Capital is recognized for its growth based strategic partnerships - their reach extends to projects that hold a total market value of more than $100 billion.

About Sigma Labs

Sigma Labs is developing an open-source, self-stabilizing, community driven and game-theory enhanced DeFi ecosystem built on the Avalanche C-Chain. Designed to attract liquidity from the masses, Sigma products will align incentives between users to create the ideal trading and crypto investing experience. It eliminates the requirement for having to trust intermediaries, prioritizes decentralization and is governed by the community.