Credibly Neutral is a new crypto-venture capital firm that has raised $5.5m from investors including the co-founders the Solana blockchain and Polygon, as well as the investment firm run by Joe Lubin, the co-founders Ethereum and ConsenSys. Viktor Bunin is the head of Coinbase Cloud’s protocol operations team, while Lisa Cuesta Bunin is the chief operating officer for Ethereum privacy startup Aztec Protocol.

Brooklyn, New York-based Credibly Neutral is an early-stage-focused fund that will invest $50,000 to $250,000 in protocols, infrastructure and crypto software-as-a-service (SaaS) projects. The fund is interested in layer one, two blockchains and decentralized financial protocols. It also wants to invest in developer tools, security and analytics software, and rails that allow fiat money to be transferred into crypto.

“Credible Neutrality” can be defined by transparent systems that create a level playing field for participants. Lisa Cuesta Bunin, in an email sent to CoinDesk, said that she was passionate about investing into teams and communities building tools and protocols that promote innovation and open access.

Investors included Anthony Sassano, author of Ethereum-focused Substack and Daily Gwei, Patricio Wertalter, founder of the “proof of presence” protocol POAP, Surojit Chatterjee, former chief product officer at crypto exchange Coinbase, Joe Lallouz, Aaron Henshaw, co-founders of Bison Trails and Anatoly Yakovenko, Mara Schmiedt, CEO of Alluvial, Polygon cofounder Sandeep Nailwal,

UPDATE (3 May, 13:28 UTC: Adds Joe Lubin’s participation to the first and final paragraphs.

Sheldon Reback is the editor.