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.

Cryptocurrency
New York City
CoinList

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.

Cryptocurrency
San Francisco
Blockstack

Blockstack is a full stack internet platform for building decentralized apps.

Cryptocurrency
New York
Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

Blockchain company

Bitcoin
San Francisco
Unocoin

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

Bitcoin
India, Texas
Jackpocket

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

Gambling
New York City
Ripio

Company

Bitcoin
Argentina
Blockchain (company)

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Bitcoin
Bitwala

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

Bitcoin
Germany
Dapper Labs

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Blockchain
Vancouver
Filament(IoT)

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

Internet of things (IoT)
Reno, Nevada
Coinapult

A Bitcoin service company that offers purchasing price protection.

Bitcoin
Panama City
Norbloc

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

Financial technology
Stockholm
Axoni

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

Blockchain
New York
OB1

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

Bitcoin
Stratumn

Blockchain company

Bitcoin
Paris
Curv, Inc.

Institutional Wallet Service powered by MPC cryptography

Cryptocurrency wallet
Wyre

Blockchain company

Remittance
San Francisco
Cambridge Blockchain

Blockchain company

Blockchain
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Layer1

Layer1 is a cryptocurrency investment and infrastructure platform.

Bitcoin
Luno

Cryptocurrency company

Bitcoin
London
Nomics (company)

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

Minneapolis
Horizon Blockchain Games

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Blockchain
Toronto
Colu

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Editional

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New York
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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

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Abra

San Francisco, California

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Artie

Los Angeles, California

Augmented Reality Avatars

Averon

San Francisco, California

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Axoni

New York, New York

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

BigchainDB

Berlin, Germany

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

bitFlyer

Tokyo, Japan

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Bitmark

Taiwan

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

BitOasis

Dubai, UAE

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

BitPay

Atlanta, Georgia

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

BitPesa

Nairobi, Kenya

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Bitso

Mexico City, Mexico

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Bitwala

Berlin, Germany

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Blockchain

London, United Kingdom

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Blockstack

New York, New York

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Blockstream

San Francisco, California

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Blokur

London, United Kingdom

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Bloq

Chicago, Illinois

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Boost VC

San Mateo, California

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Brave

San Francisco, California

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

BTCC

Shanghai, China

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

BTCJam

San Francisco, California

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Buda

Santiago, Chile

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Cambridge Blockchain

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Carbon

New York, New York

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Chain

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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