Series C Led by Altimeter Capital, B Capital Group, Sapphire Ventures, and Tiger Global Management, with participation from Amex Ventures and Mirae Asset.August 10, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FalconX, a digital assets and cryptocurrency financial services company that provides institutions trading, credit, and clearing across major cryptocurrencies, announced a $210M Series C financing round, valuing the company at $3.75 billion. The round was led by Altimeter Capital, Sapphire Ventures and existing investors B Capital Group and Tiger Global Management, with participation from Mirae Asset. Amex Ventures also increased its existing investment as part of this round. They join existing investors Accel, Accomplice VC, Coinbase Ventures, CMT Digital, Flybridge Capital Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Avon Ventures, a venture capital fund affiliated with FMR LLC, the parent company of Fidelity Investments.
“FalconX has delivered strong business growth while building a world-class team that brings together talent from Silicon Valley, traditional financial markets and the blockchain ecosystem. This team is uniquely positioned to partner with its customers to create winning strategies and deliver new products that help them find scale.”
In just three years, FalconX has become one of the most highly valued institutional cryptocurrency companies in the world, driven by strong unit economics, profitability, and revenue growth across business lines. FalconX leverages machine learning to provide institutions a single counterparty with access to global cryptocurrency liquidity with 99.9%+ uptime through its web interface, APIs, and 24/7/365 white glove trading desk. Its credit business enables institutions to access short term financing for trades – filling the gap between long term loans and derivatives markets for institutions looking to increase their balance sheet efficiency in an elastic manner. FalconX plans to officially announce several new product offerings in the coming months, each of which are currently live, growing quickly, and profitable.
“FalconX is the trusted one-stop-shop for the world’s leading institutional cryptocurrency market participants – providing the technology, security, and reliability necessary to power their strategies at scale,” said Raghu Yarlagadda, CEO and Co-Founder of FalconX. “Serving the world’s leading investors, we are at the forefront of a megatrend which will fundamentally change financial services – if you wouldn’t accept Google or Amazon only working 5 days a week – why aren’t financial services 24/7, truly global, and more accessible? Blockchain has proven that it is possible at scale, and FalconX is excited to lead that change.”
FalconX’s growth is driven by demand from a diverse range of institutional market participants, including some of the world’s largest financial institutions, hedge funds, asset managers, venture capital firms, payment providers and investment applications – for secure, reliable, and bespoke cryptocurrency products. FalconX will use the funding from the Series C round to expand its product lines, explore strategic acquisitions, and continue to hire great talent globally, including key executives with backgrounds at the convergence of traditional financial markets, digital assets and technology.
Quotes on the Round:
“FalconX has clearly positioned itself as a leading institutional cryptocurrency company – we’re excited to back a market leader in an industry in the early innings of strong secular growth. FalconX’s product velocity and pace of innovation is remarkable and we believe will play an important role in the future of financial and crypto market infrastructure.” – Brad Gerstner, Founder & CEO, Altimeter Capital
“FalconX is recognized as a best-in-class institutional platform for cryptocurrency that facilitates billions in crypto trading each month. We have repeatedly heard institutional customers praise FalconX for their unmatched reliability and a one-stop-shop infrastructure platform to meet all their long-term crypto trading needs. We’re excited to partner with the FalconX team to build the de-facto platform that powers global discovery, exchange and transfer of all digital assets worldwide.” – Rashmi Gopinath, General Partner, B Capital Group
“FalconX has delivered strong business growth while building a world-class team that brings together talent from Silicon Valley, traditional financial markets and the blockchain ecosystem. This team is uniquely positioned to partner with its customers to create winning strategies and deliver new products that help them find scale.” – Rajeev Dham, Partner, Sapphire Ventures
“As institutional investors continue entering the cryptocurrency market, FalconX has significantly scaled its business and product lines to meet their needs. We’re excited to double down on the leading one-stop-shop for institutional trading, credit and clearing.” – Scott Shleifer, Partner, Tiger Global Management
FalconX is an all-in-one cryptocurrency and digital assets financial services platform facilitating trading, credit, and clearing for institutions. The company is backed by Accel, Accomplice VC, Altimeter Capital, B Capital Group, American Express Ventures, CMT Digital, Coinbase Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mirae Asset, Sapphire Ventures, Tiger Global Management and Avon Ventures, a venture capital fund affiliated with FMR LLC, the parent company of Fidelity Investments. FalconX has offices in Silicon Valley, Chicago, Bengaluru, and Malta. For more information visit falconx.io.