据外媒消息，总部位于英国伦敦的区块链初创公司Everledger宣布获得了一笔1040万美元的A轮融资，联合领投方为多伦多投资银行公司GMP Securities和Fidelity Investments，参投方包括Vickers Ventures Partners Graphene Venture Capital，以及此前曾投资过该公司的FPV、Bloomberg Beta、乐天和分布式资本。
Everledger, a London, UK-based developer of real-world applications based on emerging technologies, closed US$10.4m in Series A funding round.
Toronto-based investment banking firm GMP Securities co-ordinated the round with lead investor, the Canadian arm of Fidelity Investments. Participants in the round included Vickers Ventures Partners Graphene Venture Capital, and existing investors FPV, Fenbushi, Bloomberg Beta and Rakuten. In conjunction with the funding, Dr. Finian Tan, currently the chairman of Vickers Venture Partners, joined Everledger’s Board.
The company will use the funds to continue to develop its platform and expand its business reach.
Led by Founder & CEO Leanne Kemp, Everledger is a technology enterprise that tracks the provenance of high-value assets on a global digital ledger. Using blockchain, the company provides stakeholders across supply chains with an immutable history of an asset’s authenticity, existence and ownership. Everledger started off with tracking diamonds and currently has the provenance of over 2 million diamonds cryptographically-certified on the blockchain. This tech solution has since expanded into the world of coloured gemstones, jewellery, fine wine and art, among other industries.
The company has a team of 40 members across five countries, with further expansion to around 100 employees over the next two years. This new round of financing coincides with the opening of a new Mumbai-based office, in addition to entry into China.