Crypto analytics firm Coin Metrics has raised $15 million in funding led by investment bank Goldman Sachs. Founded in 2017, the firm is planning to use the funding proceeds to grow in Europe and Asia, creating new products while expanding its current offerings.
Coin Metrics Raised $15 Million Led by Goldman Sachs
Coin Metrics, a crypto data provider to institutional clients, has raised $15 million through investors led by Goldman Sachs Group, according to an announcement from the company. The Series B financing will be used to expand on the company’s global expansion.
Coin Metrics provides cryptocurrency market data, feeds, indices, and network risk solutions with clients such as Fidelity Investments, Osprey Funds, and BlockFi.
BlockFi, Acrew Ventures, Morningside Group, and Warburg Serres Investments also participated in the funding round. While Castle Island Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Fidelity Investments, Avon Ventures, Communitas Capital, and Collab+Currency each contributed to their respective stakes in the company.
The managing director at Goldman Sachs, Mathew McDermott, will be serving on Coin Metrics’ board of directors.
“Data is critical for the mainstream adoption of crypto assets by traditional investors and financial services players. Our clients will greatly benefit from Coin Metrics’ institutional-grade data insights and emerging risk management tools,” he adds.
Goldman Sachs Shows Interest in Bitcoin
Goldman Sachs has been showing an increased interest in Bitcoin this year. In mid-March, the investment bank filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for launching a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Besides, a month later, it announced that it would soon offer bitcoin investment vehicles to its clients.
On leading Coin Metric’s investment round, Marianna Lopert-Schaye, firmwide strategy at Goldman Sachs, said:
“We are excited to be leading their (Coin Metrics) Series B, thereby enabling their growth and supporting their mission to be the leading provider of data-driven market insights and intelligence for institutions in crypto.”