据外媒消息，总部分别设在洛杉矶和芝加哥的区块链初创公司Spring Labs宣布完成了一笔1475万美元的的种子轮融资，领投方为August Capital，参投方包括一批来自软件和区块链行业的资本公司。
该公司表示计划通过这笔最新投资在未来几个月内加速开发区块链平台，同时进一步扩大旗下核心开发团队规模。此外，他们还会利用旗下“Spring Network”专属区块链实现身份和信用信息交互，提升数据处理效率和监管法规的透明度。Spring Labs表示，他们要用更安全的去中心化方式可以改善全球信用生态系统基础设施，同时利用适当的激励机制来推动信息共享和行业参与度。
Spring Labs has raised $14.75 million to create a blockchain-based network to solve identity and credit data problems for financial institutions and consumers.
Spring Labs is creating the Spring Network, which uses the blockchain for data exchange. Blockchain is an internet-based ledger that relies on distributed computers to verify the ledger’s accuracy and is used by cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin to handle transactions. It is transparent and secure, which is why Spring Labs is using it for financial transactions.
The Spring Network is designed to allow lenders, banks, and data providers to easily and cheaply exchange data with one another. August Capital led the investment, with participation from Victory Park Capital, GreatPoint Ventures, Jump Capital, and Multicoin Capital.
The company, which is based in Los Angeles and Chicago, will use the capital to expand its platform in the coming months, grow its world-class engineering team, and deliver on its vision to decentralize credit and identity services.
Founded by members of Avant’s founding team and board, Spring Labs has witnessed firsthand the misaligned incentives and security problems of today’s credit and identity ecosystem. The company wants to upend the credit and identity sharing process through a decentralized network that enables a more transparent, efficient, and secure model for sharing information related to identity and credit.
The Spring Network is a second generation blockchain that will let organizations securely share beliefs about credit and identity data, incorporating both public and permissioned nodes to comply with regulatory requirements and enforce information security through the use of privacy-preserving smart contracts.
Additional investors include Pritzker Group, Wavemaker VC, and others. The company was founded in 2017 by Jiwan and Anna Fridman, general counsel. Spring Labs has eight employees and has raised $14.75 million to date.