Blockchain Analytics Firm Elliptic Raises $60M SoftBank, Wells Fargo, More

The company has raised $100 million to date and is on track for 100% year over year growth in revenue by early 2022, Simone Maini, CEO of Elliptic, said to Blockworks.

article-image

Blockworks exclusive art by Axel Rangel

share

key takeaways

  • “Interest in crypto continues to grow at pace, and it’s clear that banks and tech companies have recognized that crypto is an inevitable part of our future finance and tech ecosystems,” Maini said
  • The London-based company provides services to traditional financial institutions, FinTechs, crypto businesses and government agencies

Elliptic, a blockchain analytics and crypto compliance company, raised $60 million in a Series C funding round led by Evolution Equity Partners, the company said in a statement Monday. 

The round included new investment from SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and included existing investors Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, AlbionVC, Digital Currency Group, Octopus Ventures, SBI Group, SignalFire and Paladin Capital Group.

“Interest in crypto continues to grow at pace, and it’s clear that banks and tech companies have recognized that crypto is an inevitable part of our future finance and tech ecosystems,” Simone Maini, CEO of Elliptic, said to Blockworks in an email. 

The fundraise will be used to help the company capitalize on this growing momentum and interest in the space through team expansion and product development, Maini said.

The London-based company provides services to traditional financial institutions, FinTechs, crypto businesses and government agencies. To date, it has raised $100 million and is on track for 100% year over year growth in revenue by early 2022, Maini said.

Elliptic was founded in 2013, and in the span of eight years, the crypto landscape has changed dramatically, Maini said. According to its website, the business has over 100 customers across 29 countries and about ⅔, or 66%, of crypto volume runs through exchanges using Elliptic, which provides more than 100 crypto assets and over 10 billion data points. 

“Awareness, excitement, innovation and regulatory clarity have all grown considerably and this has changed the investment landscape for us at the same time,” Maini said. “We’ve been committed to bringing about mainstream crypto adoption for many years and that clarity of purpose has served us well,” she added. 



Are you a UK or EU reader that can’t get enough investor-focused content on digital assets? Join us in London on November 15th and 16th for the Digital Asset Summit (DAS) London. Use code ARTICLE for £75 off your ticket. Buy it now.


Tags

Upcoming Events

Hilton Metropole | 225 Edgware Rd, London

Mon - Wed, March 18 - 20, 2024

Crypto’s premier institutional conference returns to London in March 2024. The DAS: London Experience: Attend expert-led panel discussions and fireside chats Hear the latest developments regarding the crypto and digital asset regulatory environment directly from policymakers and experts.

Salt Lake City, UT

WED - FRI, OCTOBER 9 - 11, 2024

Pack your bags, anon — we’re heading west! Join us in the beautiful Salt Lake City for the third installment of Permissionless. Come for the alpha, stay for the fresh air. Permissionless III promises unforgettable panels, killer networking opportunities, and mountains […]

recent research

Research report - cover graphics (1).jpg

Research

In this report, we dive into crypto private market data to gather insights on where the future of the industry is headed. Despite a notable downturn in private raises, capital continues to infuse promising projects that aim to transform payments, banking, consumer experiences, community, and more, with 2023 being the fourth-largest year for crypto venture capital.

article-image

BUZZ holds shares of Coinbase, Robinhood and MicroStrategy

article-image

Opinion: Even though I didn’t pay for my “Diamond Hands” burger with BTC, don’t let that fool you into thinking that crypto’s development is futile

article-image

The results mark “a major positive inflection point,” one analyst says, as the exchange carries net income momentum into a crypto rally

article-image

While the slate of 10 US spot bitcoin funds have tallied $4.6 billion of net inflows thus far, half of the field is lagging the leaders

article-image

Trading volumes totalled $154 billion in Q4, including $125 billion in institutional volume

article-image

DeFi on Bitcoin is all the rage right now and Stacks is positioned to benefit