In a nod to the engineering roots of Solana’s founders, the precise amount raised in the funding round was $314,159,265.359—the mathematical constant pi multiplied by $100 million.
There are many exciting projects coming to Solana. The latest one--Metaplex--the Solana version of NFT, is aiming to become the "Shopify" for the NFT market. That is the most requested feature from those who reached out to me. The Metaplex project definitely has set the goal right for what the market needs!
It is challenging to develop on Solana because it is new and has very different architecture from Ethereum. But what set Solana projects apart are the low transaction costs and the fast confirmation time.