Sort Raises $3.5M in Seed Funding

Sort, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a platform simplifying Web3 app development, raised $3.5m USD in seed funding.

The round was co-led by Lemniscap and The General Partnership, with participation from Alliance DAO, Punk DAO, Orange DAO, Blizzard Fund, Parasol, Red Rooster Ventures, and a number of angels from Coinbase, Gemini, and Snyk.

The company intends to use the funds to expand the team, advance the platform’s product suite, and expedite the launch of ‘Sort applications’, the full-stack for writing a UI for a blockchain contract.

Led by Jason Zucchetto, Sort provides a user-centric development platform for Web3 UI components, which allows developers to integrate data from smart contracts directly into their decentralized application with a few lines of code. Users can start with a contract address and get access to a complete developer toolkit for that contract, or cut and paste HTML/Javascript code directly into their front end application to see live blockchain data. All data is served in real-time, including push notifications for any contract event. Using Sort, users can query real-time contract transactions, logs, events, function results, and NFT data. The platform also plans to leverage ChatGPT and LLMs to formulate SQL queries for populating UIs.

Sort can be used as a complete backend as a service for decentralized applications, with no additional infrastructure needed. Applications can be hosted on decentralized platforms such as IPFS and Arweave, and access read-only disposable API keys, eliminating the need to manage servers or hardware.