Gem Leads 2016 Blockchain Investment with $7.1 Million in Series A Funding

Gem Leads 2016 Blockchain Investment with $7.1 Million in Series A Funding

Gem, a blockchain platform provider, has announced that it has closed a Series A funding round in which it has secured $7.1 million USD in venture capital funding. This funding round, led by Pelion Venture Partners, places Gem in an early lead for 2016 blockchain investment. Several firms participated in this funding round, including KEC Ventures, Blockchain Capital, Digital Currency Group and RRE Ventures. Ben Dahl, a partner at Pelion Venture Partners who led the funding round and has also joined Gem’s Board of Directors told press, “We have been monitoring the blockchain industry....

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