The firm was founded by Meyer Malka and focuses on technology companies involved in lending, payments, insurance, accounting, tax preparation and personal financial management. Malka states that Ribbit Capital invests in already established companies. It generally invests between $2 million and $15 million in early stage financial start ups. The firm has invested mostly in companies headquartered in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.
The firm has invested directly in Bitcoin. In addition to direct investments in Bitcoin, Ribbit has financed five Bitcoin companies. Other notable investments include Robinhood, Battery Ventures, Cross River Bank, Lending Home, and Root.In 2018, United Kingdom-based unicorn start-up Revolut raised $1.7 billion with investment contributions from venture capital firms including Ribbit.
Ribbit Capital has raised five funds as of 2019. There was a $100 million fund in 2013, a $125 million fund in 2014 and a $226 million fund in 2015, a $300 million fund in 2017, and a $420 million fund in 2018.
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Fintech Investor Ribbit Capital Sets $420 Million Goal for Its Latest Fund
September 13, 2018
Robinhood Raises $323 Million From DST, Sequoia, and Ribbit Capital
July 22, 2019
Documentaries, videos and podcasts
Interview with Nick Shalek of Ribbit Capital and Dan Romero of Coinbase - IIF Spring Membership Meet
June 6, 2014
Micky Malka of Ribbit Capital @ CoinSummit