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Updated on: Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 09:44 AM IST

CoinDCX becomes India's first crypto unicorn raising $90 mn in Series C funding round led by B Capital Group

CoinDCX Founders, Sumit Gupta and Neeraj Khandelwal | CoinDCX

CoinDCX Founders, Sumit Gupta and Neeraj Khandelwal | CoinDCX

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CoinDCX, India's safest crypto exchange, has closed a $90 million (Rs 670 crore) Series C funding round, led by B Capital Group (founded by former Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin) and returning investors some eminent returning investors such as Coinbase Ventures, Polychain Capital, Block.one, Jump Capital among others, alongside other veteran investors.

The Series C funding round raises CoinDCX’s valuation to $1.1 (Rs 8,150 crores) billion, making it the first Indian cryptocurrency exchange to reach unicorn status.

The newly injected funds will be used predominantly to further our ambition of ensuring that crypto awareness is spread to the length and breadth of India.

Sumit Gupta, Co-founder & CEO, CoinDCX said, "The funds raised will be allocated to expand (bring more Indians to crypto / make crypto a popular investment asset class in India) and strengthen our workforce that will cater to our growth story. We will hire talent across multiple functions, and focus on new business initiatives.

"Apart from this, we will be joining hands or enter into partnerships with key fintech players to expand crypto investor base, set up a Research & Development (R&D) facility, strengthening the policy conversations through public discourse, working with the government to introduce favorable regulations, education, and amping up the hiring initiatives.’ he added.

CoinDCX will utilize the fund to build the next generation products with cutting edge innovation, by improving its existing product array while strengthening its product team. With investors showcasing positive sentiments about its growth, the company will also be working on creating a sustainable growth rate by focussing on customer retention campaigns, among other projects, it said in a press release.

Founded in 2018, CoinDCX has already onboarded more than 3.5 million users. It will now carry forward the vision of making crypto accessible in India and accelerate its efforts towards bringing 50 million Indians into crypto.

In the coming months, CoinDCX will also be launching the CoinDCX Prime initiative, its latest offering in the HNI and Enterprise space, providing legally vetted and safe investments, as well as Cosmex, CoinDCX's global trading product.

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Published on: Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 09:40 AM IST
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