CoinShares

Investor type Hedge Fund
Founders Rus Newton

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Total investments 12
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$3M
Portfolio companies 12
Rounds per year 2.00
Lead investments 3
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Bitcoin
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Blockchain
Summary

CoinShares is the famous VC, which was founded in 2017. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom. The main office of represented VC is situated in the London.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Fold, Kaiko. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Payments, Financial Services.

We also calculated 6 valuable employees in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4 participants. Despite the CoinShares, startups are often financed by Boost VC, Anthemis Group. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Slow Ventures, Point Nine Capital, Goldcrest Capital.

The important activity for fund was in 2019. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Massive

Advertising
Internet
$11M30 Nov 2021 Delaware, United States

Staking Rewards

Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
FinTech
$3M23 Nov 2021 Sankt Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

GooseFX

$4M25 Oct 2021 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Ejara

Financial Services
$2M07 Oct 2021 Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France

Bitcoin
CleanTech
Mining
Renewable Energy
17 Mar 2021 Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

MenaPay

Blockchain
FinTech
Payments
29 Jul 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Zabo

Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency
Developer APIs
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Personal Finance
$2M05 Mar 2020 Dallas, Texas, United States

Arwen

Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency
$3M05 Feb 2020 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Blockchain
Financial Services
FinTech
Software
03 Dec 2019 London, England, United Kingdom
News
Coinfirm Raises $8M in Series A Funding

– Coinfirm is a London, UK-based global leader in RegTech for digital currencies and the blockchain-based financial ecosystem.
– The company closed an USD8m Series A funding.
– The round was co-led by Six Fintech Ventures, the corporate venture arm of SIX, and FiveT Fintech, followed by MiddleGame Ventures. Mission Gate and CoinShares also participated in this round.
– The new investment will be aimed at continuing the company’s growth trajectory in the EU, expanding its offering to the Asian and US markets, and strengthening the enterprise and financial institution offering.

Blockdaemon Raises $28 Million In Series A Funding To Help Institutions Quickly and Securely Scale Blockchain Infrastructure

– Blockdaemon closed a $28m Series A funding round.
– The round was led by Greenspring Associates with participation from Goldman Sachs, BlockFi, Warburg Serres, Uphold, Voyager Digital Ltd., Illuminate Financial, and Hard Yaka.
– Existing seed round investors Boldstart Ventures, Coinfund, Kenetic, CoinShares, Borderless Capital, Blockchain.com Ventures, Lerer Hippeau and Heavybit increased their investments.
– Blockdaemon is the foundational layer to the blockchain industry, enabling participants to stake and deploy nodes with institutional-grade security, scalability and reliability.
– Blockdaemon offers access to new financial infrastructure for a variety of market participants, from large financial institutions, exchanges and custodians to small, agile crypto native firms and developers.

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