Digital Currency Group

Digital Currency Group

A venture capital firm in New York that focuses on supporting bitcoin and blockchain companies by leveraging insights, network, and access to capital

Digital Currency Group is a venture capital firm in New York that focuses on supporting bitcoin and blockchain companies by leveraging insights, network, and access to capital. Founded 2011 in New York, United States by Barry Silbert, it invests in early stage ventures, initial coin offerings, late stage ventures, seed, series A, series B, and other venture rounds. Its portfolio companies include Elliptic, Lightning Labs, Ripple, Figure, and CoinList. As of February 2020, Digital Currency Group has made 166 investments. Their most recent investment was on September 24, 2019, when Flipside Crypto raised $7.1M. Digital Currency Group has had 10 exits, the most notable of which include Coins.ph, Korbit, and Chain.

Timeline

2011

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Circle (company)

Circle is a peer-to-peer payments technology company that is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville.

Coinlist is a financial services platform for digital assets that is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2017 by Andy Bromberg, Brian Tubergen, Graham Jenkin, Joshua Slayton, Kendrick Nguyen, and Paul Menchov.

Unocoin is a cryptocurrency service company focused on serving people living in India.

Jackpocket is an a mobile application that allows users to play state lottery games on their phone.

Blockchain is a blockchain and software development company offering hardware and software cryptocurrency wallets.

Bitwala is a blockchain and software development company offering a platform that allows users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies directly from their bank accounts.

Dapper labs is a blockchain and software development company developing blockchain based products and services.

Filament(IoT) is a Reno, Nevada-based internet of things company founded by Allison Clift-Jennings, Sally Carson and Jeremie Miller.

A Bitcoin service company that offers purchasing price protection.

ChangeTip is a San Francisco-based payment processing company founded in 2013 by Nick Sullivan.

Norbloc is a blockchain and software development company creating a Know-Your-Customer (KYC) blockchain platform.

Axoni is a blockchain and software development company offering the creation of blockchain infrastructure, distributed applications, and workflow automation tools.

OB1 is a mobile applications for buying and selling products using Bitcoin on OpenBazaar.

Wyre is a San Francisco-based developer of a payment platform on blockchain founded by Michael Dunworth and Ioannis Giannaros.

Layer1 is a cryptocurrency investment and infrastructure platform.

Institutional Wallet Service powered by MPC cryptography

Nomics is a software company creating data products and APIs for institutional cryptocurrency investors.

Colu is a digital cash exchange.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Barry Silbert

Founder & CEO

Casey Taylor

Director of Development

Christiane Shaw

Employee

Christopher Penner

Investor

James D Robinson

Advisor

Mark Lodish

Investor

Mark Murphy

Vice President of Public Affairs

Mark Zhu

Investor

Matt Harris

Advisor

Meltem Demirörs

Employee

Shlomo Klahr

Employee

Simi Wurtzel

Vice President of Finance

Stephan Paternot

Investor

Steven Wesolowski

Employee

Travis Sher

Vice President of Investments

Tristan Loffler

Employee

Whitney Simmons

Employee

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Companies

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Abra

San Francisco, California

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Los Angeles, California

Augmented Reality Avatars

San Francisco, California

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

New York, New York

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

BigchainDB

Berlin, Germany

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Tokyo, Japan

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Taiwan

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Dubai, UAE

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Atlanta, Georgia

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Nairobi, Kenya

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Mexico City, Mexico

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Berlin, Germany

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

London, United Kingdom

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

New York, New York

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

San Francisco, California

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

London, United Kingdom

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Chicago, Illinois

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

San Mateo, California

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

San Francisco, California

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Shanghai, China

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

San Francisco, California

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Santiago, Chile

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

New York, New York

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

San Francisco, California

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Omar Faridi
June 5, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Digital Currency Group, Morgan Creek Capital invest in Caitlin Long's crypto-native bank Avanti, awaiting regulatory approval for 2021 launch.

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