Digital Currency Group

Digital Currency Group

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Headquarters Location

United States, New York


Digital Currency Group is the renowned VC, which was created in 2015. The main office of this VC is situated in New York. The fund is located in United States, North America.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 5-6 participants. Besides Digital Currency Group, start-ups are typically funded by Boost VC, Union Square Ventures, FundersClub and 68 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are SV Angel, RRE Ventures, Future Perfect Ventures, the total number of co-investors is 115. The investors in the following rounds are usually Digital Finance Group, Union Square Ventures, Boost VC, and 81 VCs in total.

The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 16 other countries. Coinbase, Kraken Bitcoin Exchange, Circle Internet Financial are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Also, a start-up has to be aged 2-3 years to expect investment from this fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Finance, Cryptocurrency. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 14 more areas of investment. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low.

Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. In real terms, this VC performs 10 percentage points less exits than other funds. The fund's activity peaked in 2016. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. Digital Currency Group participates, on average, in 23 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2019. At the time of investment by Digital Currency Group, a typical start-up valuation would be 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund typically enters into 13-24 deals annually.

The fund was established by Barry Silbert. We also identified another 8 core personnel in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first, last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

97.7% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

16.6% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

7.5 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at]

0.25 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.53 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Boost VC, Union Square Ventures, FundersClub

Funds Investing in Following

Digital Finance Group, Union Square Ventures, Boost VC

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