FTX Closes $420 Million in Series B-1 Funding: Company Now Valued At $25 Billion

One of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, FTX, just revealed that it finalized massive funding round, the numbers in which are inspired by – you guessed it – the 420 and 69 meme numbers.

  • Memes have become particularly popular and part of the cryptocurrency culture. From food-based tokens, apes, degens, and pop culture numbers, it appears that we’ve seen it all.
  • Yet, Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX cryptocurrency exchange doesn’t stop to lift eyebrows.
  • In a recent press release, it was revealed that the company raised $420,690,000 in a series B-1 funding round from exactly 69 investors.
  • While the numbers might be based on pop culture memes, the participants definitely weren’t.
  • Some of the names include BlackRock – the world’s leading asset manager, as well as Tiger Global.
  • This round gave FTX a valuation of $25 billion.
  • It’s safe to say that the exchange has been through a lot lately, and it’s doing well to increase its presence throughout the retail market.
  • Basketball superstar Stephen Curry joined the exchange as an ambassador, and a shareholder back in September after Shark Tank star and millionaire investor Kevin O’Leary did the same earlier.
  • Back in July, the company raised $900 million from companies like VanEck, Circle, Softback, as well as legendary investor Paul Tudor Jones.
Publication date: 
10/21/2021 - 12:50
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