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Ex-Goldman Sachs banker launches crypto app after $33M raise

The former Head of Product for “Marcus by Goldman Sachs” has launched a crypto investing app, “Domain Ventures,” raising $33 million from investors on Jan 25. Adam Dell, brother of Dell computers tycoon Michael, assembled a team of 25 former staff members from Goldman Sachs. Other staffers are leaving their roles at Bridgewater Associates, Morgan Stanley, Coinbase Global Inc. and BlockFi. Former Goldman Sachs CTO Elisha Wiesel, and Christopher Giancarlo, thformer Chairman of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission have also been tapped to join the project. The app is targeted at retail users, who will be charged an annual management fee of 1% for actively managed and curated investment plans. The app features real-time market intelligence, live customer agents as well as social sentiment analysis. Gemini will facilitate the app’s crypto trading feature, and Apex Clearing will provide securities trading and custody. Related: Goldman Sachs to offer Bitcoin futures trading in partnership with Galaxy DigitalInvestors in the project include venture capital firm Bessemer Ventures and Marc Benioff, who is the co-founder of Salesforce.com Inc. Also Maveron, RRE Ventures, SV Angel and Joe LonsdaleWe are thrilled to announce that Domain Money has launched. With our app you can trade stocks and crypto, invest in one of our professionally managed strategies and discover serious control through Domain Signal. Now available in the Apple app store.https://t.co/WDrR4q9W9y pic.twitter.com/89kZ9pTJds— Domain Money (@domainmoney) January 25, 2022″Investors are looking for access to diverse asset classes, along with security, transparency, and the power to be in control of their finances,” said Dell in a Jan 25 announcement, adding that his mission is to grow his customers’ wealth. “We developed Domain Money to provide investors a sophisticated, intuitive, and holistic platform to invest in crypto, not as a novelty, but as a core component of their portfolios.”

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KKR leads $350M raise for crypto custody bank Anchorage Digital

Major cryptocurrency custody bank Anchorage Digital has closed a fresh funding round, bringing its valuation to over $3 billion.Anchorage Digital announced Dec. 15 that it raised $350 million in a series D round led by equity investment giant KKR.According to the announcement, this is the first time for KKR to directly invest in equity in a company in the crypto industry. The company invested through its Next Generation Technology Growth Fund II, which is dedicated to developing equity investment in the technology space.“As a pioneer in enabling institutional investors to access digital assets, Anchorage has built a best in class, institutional-grade digital asset platform that combines the best practices of both modern security and usability,” KKR’s senior leader of technology growth equity team, Ben Pederson, said.The new raise also included a wide number of investors both in traditional finance and the cryptocurrency industry, including companies like Goldman Sachs investment bank and Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto firm Alameda Research. Other investors include venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, BlackRock, Blockchain Capital, Delta Blockchain Fund, PayPal and Kraken.The new funding will help Anchorage Digital further expand its infrastructure and product offerings as well as continue growing its headcount, which has already increased by 175% in 2021.Related: Celsius expands funding round to $750M, tips $7B to $10B valuation in 2022“This funding positions Anchorage Digital to meet the unprecedented institutional demand for this rapidly evolving market,” Anchorage Digital co-founder and president Diogo Monica said.Anchorage became the first crypto firm to receive a charter from the United States national bank regulator, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, in January 2021. The firm subsequently raised $80 million in a series C round led by Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC.

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