In recent weeks, we have heard of many lavish financial injections in the digital currency industry. In just a few weeks, more than 40 million US dollars of venture capital were again invested in established Bitcoin companies and young start-ups.
A total of 914.94 million US dollars venture capital has been invested in Bitcoin companies to date.
We present you an overview of the „biggest players“ in business
Total investment: 116 million US dollars. Closing date: March 2015. Total investment: 121 million US dollars
Investors. Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures, RRE Ventures and Yuan Capital: Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, Khosla Ventures, RRE Ventures and Yuan Capital.
What has happened since then
21 Inc was probably the most mysterious start-up in the Bitcoin industry to date. Just recently, the company announced the launch of the first Bitcoin product for the mass market – the Bitcoin Computer.
Total investment: 75 million US dollars
Closing date: January 2015 January 2015
Total investment: USD 106 million
Investors. New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), USAA, BBVA, DoCoMo, Draper Fisher Jurvetson New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), USAA, BBVA, DoCoMo, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) Growth Fund, Tim Draper, Union Square Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Vikram Pandit and Tom Glocer.
Since then, the San Francisco-based company has expanded to Singapore and Canada after applying for the BitLicense. Coinbase also made it possible for its English users to purchase Bitcoin with debit and credit cards. The company recently filed applications for a total of 9 Bitcoin patents.
Investment amount: 50 million US dollars
Closing date: April 2015
Total investment: USD 76 million
Investors: Goldman Sachs, IDG Capital Partners, Breyer Capital, General Catalyst Partners and Accel Partners
What has happened since then: Bitcoin Wallet provider Circle recently hit the headlines when the young startup became the first company to benefit from BitLicense. The company also announced a number of updates to its current iOS and Android applications.
Total investment: $30 million
Closing date: September 2015
Total investment: US$ 43.7 million
Investors: Visa, Nasdaq, Citi Ventures, Capital One, Fiserv, Orange, Khosla Ventures, RRE Ventures, Thrive Capital, SV Angel, David Coulter, Peter Diamandis and Kevin Ryan.
What has happened since then: It is rumored that REE Ventures founder Jim Robinson will soon join the company.