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Lukka (blockchain)

Lukka (blockchain)

A blockchain and cryptocurrency development company developing blockchain based business solutions for investment funds, administrators, trading firms, exchanges and accounting firms.

Lukka, formerly Libra is, a blockchain and cryptocurrency development company headquartered in New York City, New York that was founded by Jake Benson in 2014. The company is developing blockchain-based business solutions for investment funds, administrators, trading firms, exchanges and accounting firms. Key products include Libra Crypto Office and Libra Blockchain Audit Tools. These blockchain-based software tools are aimed towards optimizing and automating procedures for reporting, reconciliation, controls, and compliance.

Funding
Seed

On October 10, 2014 Lukka completed their seed funding round with $500,000 in funding from Liberty City Ventures (lead investor), CrossCoin Ventures, James Pallotta, and Ben Davenport.

Series A

On November 27, 2017 Lukka closed their series A funding round with $7.8 million in funding from XBTO Group, Liberty City Ventures, and Lee Linden.

Series B

On August 7, 2018 Lukka closed their series B funding round with $15 million in funding from Liberty City Ventures.

Timeline

August 2018
Lukka raises a $15,000,000 series B round from Liberty City Ventures.
March 1, 2014
Lukka was founded by Jake Benson.

Funding rounds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Emil Woods

President

Gary Reifman

Vice President of Product

Jake Benson

Founder & CEO

Jeremy Drane

Chief Commercial Officer

Nick Ogurtsov

COO & Chief Risk Officer

Nicolette Alcenat

Employee

Vadim Shteynberg

Vice President of Engineering

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Blockchain Startup Raises $24.8 Million to Bring Tax Auditing to Crypto Assets

Lester Coleman

Web

Crypto Tax Software Startup Libra Raises $7.8 Million - CoinDesk

Wolfie Zhao

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Anna Irrera | Reuters
December 3, 2020
@bsindia
The S&P DJI-branded products will use data from New York-based virtual currency company Lukka on more than 550 of the top traded coins, the companies said
AlleyWatch
June 29, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Tom Wilson
June 18, 2019
U.S.
Is bitcoin's crown slipping?
Associated Press
June 18, 2019
Boston Herald
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.
June 18, 2019
www.nytimes.com
Facebook has unveiled its ambitious and hotly anticipated plan to create an alternative financial system, but critics abound.
Mike Isaac and Nathaniel Popper
June 18, 2019
www.nytimes.com
Despite skepticism and concern about Facebook's reach, the company envisions an alternative financial system based on a new cryptocurrency called Libra.
Katie Paul
June 18, 2019
U.S.
Facebook Inc revealed plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra on Tuesday. It will be run by an association comprised of other corporate investors and non-profit members, with an expected launch in the first half of 2020.
Nathaniel Popper and Mike Isaac
June 18, 2019
www.nytimes.com
We break down the new Facebook-backed cryptocurrency and what the company hopes you will be able to do with it, even though it hasn't quite arrived.

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