Blockchain startup IO Investment Academy is launching the first DeFi NFT project based on fractional investment which will help small investors to gain access to a large blockchain-focused hedge fund that had a return rate of over 300% in 2021.
This new project is introducing fractional investment into the blockchain world to change the landscape of traditional investments and business-minded focus groups.
By pooling capital through their NFTs sale, they allow small investors who can’t meet the minimum thresholds to have access to a large blockchain-focused hedge fund.
IO Investment Academy invest 80% of the funds raised from the NFTs sale in a $500 million hedge fund focused on blockchain assets, where the minimum investment starts at $100k. The interest earned from the fund is distributed to the NFTs holders as passive income.
Planned investments include Pantera Capital, the first US institutional asset manager focused exclusively on blockchain. In 2013, Pantera created the first blockchain hedge and venture funds in the United States.
The company now manages $6 billion in blockchain assets via eight different funds and has declared an average internal rate of return of 101% per year over the last eight years.
Eligibility to invest in one of Pantera’s hedge funds is normally restricted to accredited investors or qualified purchasers.
IO Investment Academy will act as a third party, to allow small investors to invest in hedge funds even if they do not meet the normal requirements for this type of investment.