strategic investments in UTU

UTU is super excited to announce today some of the strategic investors that believe in UTU and are supporting our journey. These folks are leading the transformation of digital economies with every investment they make and UTU is humbled to be among such distinguished company in their portfolios.


One Block Capital is a leading blockchain investment & advisory group based in Asia. One Block firmly believes in the transformational nature of the blockchain in (i) bringing about a transparent & more effective financial system; and (ii) pushing forward a decentralized, trustless, and more equitable Internet. Some of their portfolio:


Genesis Block is a leading OTC trading center of digital assets in Hong Kong, backed by an experienced team of financial professionals and deep liquidity pools. The origins of Genesis Block’s success can be traced back to its crypto mining roots that began in 2012. Today, Genesis Block operates OTC platforms in both China and Hong Kong. With continuous expansion, Genesis Block has become the largest digital asset ATM Machines operator, and runs over 40 commercial-scale crypto farms throughout the Asia Pacific. Leveraging its industry connections and insights, Genesis Block offers diverse and creative trading solutions to both institutional and retail digital asset investors. We envision Genesis Block to be a pioneer in bringing digital assets to the mainstream world of investment trading within the region. To make this a reality, we possess a management team well-versed in trading a broad spectrum of assets and are recognized leaders in the nascent world of blockchain.

About Kenetic

Kenetic is a blockchain firm committed to expanding the development and adoption of blockchain technology through investments, advisory services, markets and trading. At Kenetic, we believe in building a sustainable community around blockchain, and have built a world-class team and network of partners across our platform of services.


Moonrock Capital is a Blockchain Advisory and Investment Partnership based in London and Hamburg. We believe Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies will drastically change the way industries and markets operate on a global scale. Therefore, we are dedicated to helping young startups and more established projects accelerate their growth and thrive in this industry. We develop unique growth strategies focused on the key aspects of blockchain business by leveraging key relationships and our experience in this industry.

About Duck DAO

DuckDAO is the first seed crypto startup accelerator launched in August 2020. The decentralised funding strategy of the All-in-1 Provider for Startups with no VCs involved leads to more direct incubations, higher rewards and Marketing buzz power.The community of currently 1000 ducks have a revolutionary approach and aim to twist the current fundraising meta in crypto. DuckDAO has been used to launch Geeq, DefiPie and Fyooz so far. The next project is already in the pipeline.

About UTU

At UTU we believe in a more human-friendly internet. We are pioneering digital models of decentralized trust built around human beings and how we naturally trust. UTU’s vision is to become the trust infrastructure of the entire internet, replacing anonymous star ratings, reviews, and scores as the de facto trust mechanisms of our digital lives. We do this in service of our Mission — To bridge the gap between how we trust in real life and how we are asked to trust online — to make the internet a safer, more trusted place to gather, share, work, and trade.

UTU is Kiswahili for “Humanity.” It reminds us of our home in Kenya and for whom we build this project. We currently have a team of 40 at our HQ in Nairobi and R&D collaborations with the Agents, Interactions, and Complexity Group at the University of Southampton in the UK as well as the newly established UKRI Trusted Autonomous Systems Hub.

UTU and our subsidiaries have been featured variously in international media, including Pitchbook, NPR, TechCrunch, Analytics India, Aithority, Disrupt Africa, How We Made it in Africa, and others. We won the 2019 East Africa Regional Championship of the Pegasus Tech Ventures Startup World Cup and have been named a 2020 Hello Tomorrow Deep Tech Pioneer.

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