Tag Archives: Funding Rounds

Central Bank Veteran’s Blockchain ‘E-Money’ Startup Raises $2 Million

Ethereum development studio ConsenSys has participated in a $2 million seed funding round for Iceland-based blockchain startup Monerium, the firm announced Friday. The round was led by early-stage venture capital firm Crowberry Capital and included participation from private investment firm Hof Holdings, both also based in Iceland. Founded in 2016, Monerium is a fintech startup led by, among… Read More »

Peter Thiel Backs $2.1 Million Round for Crypto Investment Startup Layer1

PayPal co-founder and noted venture capitalist Peter Thiel has backed a $2.1 million seed round for crypto investment startup Layer1, the firm announced Wednesday. Other investors in the round include Digital Currency Group, institutional investor Jeffrey Tarrant and more. Layer1 is a crypto investment and engineering infrastructure platform. However, it also acts as a kind of tech-focused fund in… Read More »

Tim Draper Invests $1.25 Million in Bitcoin Payments Processor OpenNode

U.S.-based venture capitalist Tim Draper has invested $1.25 million in OpenNode, a bitcoin-only payments processing startup. Announcing the seed round on Tuesday, OpenNode told CoinDesk that the raised funds will be used to expand its team and beef up its legal and compliance efforts. The firm claims to process “instant” and “risk-free” bitcoin payments for businesses, generating revenue… Read More »

Coinbase Ventures Backs $3 Million Round for Trading Data Startup Nomics

Crypto data startup Nomics just secured $3 million in funding from investors including Coinbase Ventures. The company announced Tuesday that the Series A investment will be used to flesh out its engineering team, as well as continue working to index 95 percent of all data pertaining to how crypto assets are traded. Led by Arthur Ventures, the round also… Read More »

Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Backs $4 million Raise for Crypto-Lender BlockFi

BlockFi, a startup that offers U.S. dollar loans against crypto collateral, has raised $4 million in its latest round this year. The New York-based firm announced Wednesday that the funds have been raised in convertible debt investments in a round led by Akuna Capital, with participation from Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Ventures, Anthony Pompliano’s Morgan Creek Digital, Susquehanna Government… Read More »

Fidelity, Bitmain and More Invest $27 Million in Crypto Trading Platform ErisX

Crypto trading platform ErisX has closed a Series B funding round that raised $27.5 million, the company said Tuesday. Bitmain, ConsenSys, Fidelity Investments, Nasdaq Ventures and Monex Group participated in the funding round, investing in the new derivatives and digital asset trading platform for the first time. ErisX, which is being built by derivatives market provider Eris Exchange,… Read More »

ConsenSys Backs $2.1 Million Funding Round for Ethereum Privacy Startup

ConsenSys Labs has led a $2.1 million seed round for AZTEC, a startup that’s working to make ethereum transactions private so financial institutions can comfortably use the second-largest blockchain. Announced Thursday, other investors in the round include Entrepreneur First, Samos Investments, Jeffrey Tarrant (Mov37) and Charlie Songhurst. AZTEC, created by the mathematician Tom Pocock and nuclear physicist Zachary… Read More »

Coinbase Backs Security Token Startup’s $12.7 Million Funding Round

Security token startup Securitize announced it has raised nearly $13 million in a Series A funding round Monday as part of its mission to digitize traditional securities products on a blockchain. Led by Blockchain Capital, the equity investments were made to help the company bring on “knowledgeable investors” as it prepares for a security token offering, co-founder and… Read More »

Bain Capital Backs $2.25 Million Round for Bitcoin Rewards Startup Lolli

Bitcoin rewards platform Lolli has raised $2.25 million in seed funding from investors including Bain Capital Ventures and Digital Currency Group. Also participating were Version One, Forerunner Ventures, 3K VC, SV Angel, FJ Labs, Gokul Rajaram, Alex Chung, Brian Sugar, the firm said Wednesday. Lolli is a rewards platform that allows users to earn bitcoin when they shop at the company’s… Read More »

Crypto Mining Tech Firm Bitfury Closes $80 Million Funding Round

Cryptocurrency mining technology firm Bitfury Group has just closed an $80 million funding round led by venture capital firm Korelya Capital. Also participating in the private placement were investors such as Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital, Macquarie Capital, Dentsu Inc., Armat Group and others, according to a Bitfury press release. Advising Bitfury on the funding was investment bank Bryan, Garnier &… Read More »