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Amid crypto gloom, data provider Kaiko raises $53 million

The round was led by tech-focused London-based fund Eight Roads, with participation from Revaia, another tech fund, based in Paris, and existing investors Alven, Point9, Anthemis and Underscore.

June 28, 2022 / 06:34 PM IST

Bearish market sentiments notwithstanding, crypto data provider Kaiko on June 28 said it has raised $53 million in a Series B funding round, to further consolidate its position globally and strengthen its institutional data products and infrastructure.


The round was led by tech-focused London-based fund Eight Roads, with participation from Revaia, another tech fund, based in Paris, and existing investors Alven, Point9, Anthemis and Underscore.


“The blockchain industry has experienced tremendous institutional interest and with it, the need for high-quality data has never been greater. Over the next year, we will solidify our position as an industry leader of institutional data solutions, serving as a critical bridge between centralised and decentralised financial marketplaces,” Ambre Soubiran, CEO of Kaiko said.


Founded in 2014, Kaiko offers institutional investors market data, portfolio solutions, rates and indices, pricing services, DeFi data, and research. The company currently has offices in Paris, where it is headquartered, London, New York and Singapore.


About a year ago, Kaiko had raised $24 million in a Series A round. The company recently acquired quantitative decision tools provider Kesitys and bought Napoleon Index from CoinShares, the crypto asset manager.


Most cryptocurrencies continued to fall on June 28, after registering negative trends in major crypto tokens in the previous session.


Compared to the beginning of the year, bitcoin or BTC prices have nearly halved in value. Even as the largest digital currency by market capitalisation hovers around the $21,000 mark, it is down nearly 69 percent from its all-time high seen in November last year.​

 
Murtuza Merchant is a senior journalist and an avid follower of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
first published: Jun 28, 2022 06:25 pm
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