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​ShapeShift

​ShapeShift

ShapeShift is a cryptocurrency company making cryptocurrency related products and tools that was founded in 2014 by Erik Voorhees.

ShapeShift was founded by Erik Voorhees in 2014, and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. The company offers a cryptocurrency exchange platform called ShapeShift.io that enables quick and secure exchanges of cryptocurrencies and other blockchain-based assets. Other cryptocurrency related products offered by ShapeShift are CoinCap (cryptocurrency market analysis tool), KeepKey (cryptocurrency hardware wallet), and Bitfract (tool for trading 1 cryptocurrency for up to 62 other cryptocurrencies in a signal transaction).

Funding

Seed round

On September 8, 2015 ShapeShift closed their seed funding round with $1.6 million in funding from Bitfinex, Digital Currency Group, Mardal Investments, Bruce Fenton, Michael Terpin, Roger Ver, and Trevor Koverko.

Series A

On March 29, 2017 ShapeShift closed their series A funding round with $10.4 million in funding from Pantera Capital, Lakestar, FundersClub, Earlybird Venture Capital, Digital Currency Group, BlockChain Capital, Access Venture Partners, Erik Voorhees, and Erik Peterson.

Timeline

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Erik Voorhees

Founder & CEO

Michael Perklin

Chief Information Security Officer

Veronica McGregor

Chief Legal Officer

Further reading

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Crypto Exchange ShapeShift Is Moving Away From Its No-Account Model - CoinDesk

Nikhilesh De

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