Crypto Wallet and Data Giant Reported to Raise $50M Funding Round

Alo Kingsley   Sep 05, 2019 02:00 - 2019-09-05T102908.695.jpg


According to a report by Yahoo Finance, Blockchain (not to be confused with the name for the technology), is raising a VC fund to invest in both equity and crypto.


A reporton Wednesday mentioned two sources had confirmed that Blockchain is in discussions with investors to raise a total of $50 million USD as the target for the fund.


Blockchain managing partner, Sam Harrison who was previously a principal at investment firm Naspers Ventures had suggested further that the fund is already in existence and is also backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, a Blockchain investor.


According to Harrison's LinkedIn profile it states:


"Co-founded Ventures – A Venture Capital Fund anchored by, the world’s largest non-custodial wallet platform & Lightspeed Venture Partners.”


Crunchbase reported that Blockchain has successfully raised $70 million over four rounds, this is including a $40 million Series B that saw the support of Richard Branson and Lightspeed Venture Partners.


The company had also launched a platform for exchange which is called The PIT recently, and last year it was said to have released its first-ever hardware crypto wallet. According to the firm’s website says its wallet app has been downloaded over 41 million times and is being used worldwide.



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