‘Teenage Bitcoin Millionaire’ Co-Founds $1 Million Investment Fund for Crypto Startups

The leaders of crypto payment app Metal Pay, Marshall Hayner and Erik Finman, are launching an investment fund. Dubbed Metal VC, the $1 million dollar fund will focus on micro and angel investments, primarily in early-stage companies involved in banking and decentralized finance. The fund will allow the startup to align with partners as it […]

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Token Tech firm Securitize Raises $14 Million From Santander, MUFG, Nomura

Regulated token issuance technology provider Securitize has raised $14 million from investors including the investment arms of major financial companies. Securitize announced in a press release Tuesday that the funding – an extension of its Series A round – was backed by Santander InnoVentures, MUFG Innovation Partners and Nomura Holdings. Also participating this time round were existing investors of the Series […]

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Crypto Sleuthing Firm Elliptic Raises $23 Million in Fundraise Led by SBI

Blockchain forensics firm Elliptic has raised $23 million in a Series B funding round led by Tokyo-based financial institution SBI Holdings. Announced Wednesday, the funding will help drive Elliptic’s Asia expansion, which includes a recently opened Singapore office and one in Japan that will open this week. Tomoyuki Nii, executive officer for overseas investment at […]

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Circle Is Raising a $100 Million Fund for Its Crowdfunding Arm

Circle is hiring a new general partner to raise a $100 million venture capital fund. The fund will take advantage of the deal flow coming through SeedInvest, the equity crowdfunding startup that Circle acquired in March 2019. The listing on LinkedIn says: “The Partner will be expected to develop and drive an investment thesis designed […]

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