Nick Sawinyh on 15 Feb 2022 — 6 min read


  • We recently closed a $5M strategic round
  • As we onboard more data, a new, deeper level of DEX analytics becomes reality
  • A $GURU token will be issued at some point
  • No airdrop tho

The last year has been an incredible journey here at DexGuru. When we started sketching out early mockups, we were obsessed with the idea of providing a better UX and tooling for a growing community of Web3 traders. As DeFi matures, we’ve seen a continuous influx of new users to decentralized markets, and with it, a pressing need to monitor on-chain flows in a permissionless way.

This became our primary mission: to provide professional-grade charting tools and real-time market data for any token and decentralized exchange, hosted on any EVM-compatible chain.

Since then, we raised our first funding round, improved the product, added new chains, scaled our team with outstanding talent, and grew our community tremendously. As we continue to grow, DexGuru’s mission is now more ambitious than ever: to become the Bloomberg Terminal for permissionless DeFi markets (with significant trader activity) on any chain. And while our hearts belong to Ethereum and EVM-compatible chains it’s also time to play the field a bit, with our team now actively looking to cover Solana, Polkadot and Near.

We believe that transparent and trustless DeFi marketplaces will become the industry standard over the next 5-10 years. There is simply no good reason to rely on centralized APIs or walled gardens of CEX when you can pull all relevant market data by yourself directly from the blockchain.

At present, DexGuru provides detailed information about on-chain spot markets and decentralized AMM exchanges. But this is only the beginning: we want to index all information about markets where your counterparty and trade-facilitator is a smart contract that emits indexable events. This includes:

  • NFT markets
  • OHM-style bond markets
  • Options
  • Futures and Perpetuals
  • Synths

Put simply, we want to provide a succinct, real-time overview of the entire market and its main stakeholders, and allow web3 traders to easily monitor the on-chain flows of any and all assets.

We know this is a massive task. To help us get there, we’re proud to announce that DexGuru has just closed our second VC round in which we raised an additional $5M. We are excited to announce additional strategic backing by:

  • Shima Capital
  • Huobi Ventures
  • Wintermute Trading
  • Impossible Finance
  • Mirana Ventures
  • Legos Capital
  • HoneyDAO
  • Nima Capital
  • Incuba Alpha
  • D1 Ventures
  • Andromeda Capital
  • Woodstock
  • Daedalus
  • Supernova
  • Cadenza Ventures

We also want to acknowledge and welcome these tuned-in angels that have joined our second round:

  • tracheopteryx of Yearn and Coordinape
  • Do Kwon of Terra
  • Sandeep Nailwal of Polygon
  • Suhail Gangji of Zapper
  • Ryan Berkun of Teller Finance

Our new and existing investors - and the entire DexGuru team - are more focused than ever on shining a much-needed light on decentralized markets, and working together on our upcoming milestones.

Here are a few select quotes from our strategic investors:

“As the next generation of DeFi Trading Terminal, DexGuru aggregates real-time transaction data from multiple Dexs and provides users with charting, analytical tools, multichain trading capabilities, and order execution in just one single UI. We are impressed by how DexGuru leverages its DeFi expertise to simplify on-chain trading experiences, and we deeply believe DexGuru will be the right place for all web3.0 traders.”

Evans Huangfu, Senior Investment Manager at Huobi Ventures

“We see a large opportunity for on-chain trading tools and the organic growth and traction DexGuru puts them in a great position to make the most out of this opportunity.”

Himanshu Yadav, Founding Partner and CIO at Woodstock

“DexGuru is at the forefront of democratizing market data that was once only available to the most sophisticated traders and insiders”

Suhail Gangji, Co-Founder & Head of Smart Contracts at Zapper

We would also like to extend a massive thank you to all the investors that believed in our project since day one. Beyond capital, it’s been their expertise, networks and strategy that have propelled us to where we are today. Most importantly, we want to thank our incredible community for their continued support, priceless feedback and all the discord memes. We can’t thank you enough and are beyond excited to share what’s next with all of you.

Where are we now, and what comes next?

DexGuru gives users unparalleled coverage of on-chain spot markets, baked into an intuitive UI and delivered in real time. Today we support eight major EVM-compatible chains:

  • Ethereum
  • Binance Smart Chain
  • Polygon
  • Avalanche
  • Fantom
  • Celo

And Ethereum L2s:

  • Arbitrum
  • Optimism

With our charting tools, web3 traders can easily see how assets circulate to/from DEXes and catch market-moving trades as they happen.

​​✅ What are ‘whales’ doing? Check out DexGuru’s market screener and trending tab:

✅ Someone dumping their bags on retail? Find out if this address is ‘in the money’ and how likely they are to dump even more:

✅ What’s the situation with top tokenholders?

Since our launch last year, we’ve processed over $1B in trading volume across ~1.5M transactions using the 0x Protocol API. This year, our goal is to explore new ways to improve the DexGuru UX, optimize order routing further with meta aggregation (via alternative liquidity providers), and explore cross-chain swaps.

Wen token?

Since the beginning, we’ve been committed to the product-first approach. Our goal was always to build a robust platform that people actually want to use, then - powered by the $GURU token - start to pass the governance torch and treasury management over to the community.

With that in mind, we want to make sure that DexGuru’s organizational structure and $GURU token launch is as decentralized and community-facing as possible.

The first step toward the $GURU token launch will be a DAO bootstrap phase. Early users who tipped to DexGuru before February 1st, 2022 will be able to mint a Guru Season Pass NFT that will let them participate in governance mining during the DAO bootstrap phase. From there, it will be up to the DAO to decide when and how to launch the $GURU token, and exactly how to reward early governance participants.

Closing Thoughts

In the end, we would once again like to thank our community for the incredible support we’ve received since our beta launch - none of this would be possible without you.

We strongly believe that permissionless and trustless web3 markets are here to stay; the DexGuru team is excited to build practical, intuitive tools to help you navigate and - most importantly - succeed in them.