BitPay Raises Record $30M in Series A Led by Index Ventures

BitPay Raises Record $30M in Series A Led by Index Ventures

This morning BitPay, one of the industry's largest business and payment solutions providers, announced some very big news, bringing sizable implications for the future of Bitcoin as both a payment method and emerging technology. The company announced what has become the record for funding of any business in the Bitcoin space. Led by international venture....


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Atlanta, Georgia-based BitPay has announced today that they have managed to raise a whopping $30 million in a Series A funding round led by Index Ventures. Joining Index in the round is Horizons Ventures, Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, RRE Ventures, TTV Capital, AME Cloud Ventures, and even Sir Richard Branson of the numerous Virgin enterprises in operation today. The amount brings the total amount of investments made in the company to $32.7 million, with venture capital coming from London, Geneva, New York, San Francisco, and as far east as Hong Kong. In addition to the huge investment....

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