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CertiK & Shima Capital Partnership Announcement
1/18/2023

CertiK is proud to announce a new partnership with Shima Capital, a leading venture capital firm founded by Yida Gao and focusing on crypto and blockchain technology. With 15 employees who are dedicated to supporting the growth and success of its portfolio of more than 170 companies, Shima operates as a high-functioning consultancy and advisory board to its portfolio companies, working closely with them on a range of issues including blockchain structure, hiring and talent, marketing and community building, tokenomics, and more. In addition to providing in-house support, Shima also introduces its portfolio companies to a network of freelancers, contractors, vendors, fellow portfolio companies, and other investors to ensure they have access to the resources they need to succeed.

CertiK & Shima Capital Partnership Announcement

With this partnership, Shima is establishing a direct line of communication between its hundreds of portfolio companies and the leading Web3 security provider: CertiK. By partnering with CertiK, Shima can provide its portfolio companies with the security and trust they need to focus on building the best possible products. This, in turn, helps to ensure the safety and security of the products' users, which is essential for the growth and success of the Web3 industry as a whole.

Prioritizing the security of Web3 platforms creates a virtuous cycle. Project founders greatly increase their chances of successfully operating in an often-adversarial environment, users are attracted by the knowledge that their funds are secure, and capital and infrastructure providers like Shima and CertiK apply their unique skills to raising the standard of functionality, transparency, and security across the entire Web3 ecosystem.

With the experience that can only be gained from auditing more than 5,000 Web3 projects that have gone on to secure hundreds of billions of dollars of market capitalization, CertiK is uniquely positioned to bring its comprehensive Security Suite to the exciting startups in Shima’s portfolio.

This partnership brings together the leading lights of two different but complementary fields of expertise. Collaboration is the name of the game, and Shima and CertiK work better together.