Bitpanda, 1. Avusturya IT unicorn'unu kazandı

Bitpanda trading platform wins Austrian Unicorn title after raising $1.2 billion in funding

The company was established in 2014. After several rounds of funding, the amount raised was constantly increasing. 1.2 billion was raised after Round B, when Bitpanda invested $170 million.

The main investor in Round B was Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures fund. Also, the funds have been invested by DST Global and two other companies, which the general public will not be able to learn about because of the secrecy regime.

Bitpanda plans to expand its activities to Europe. The main functionality of the platform is the purchase/sale of cryptocurrencies. However, after attracting such an impressive amount will follow the diversification of products offered by the platform.

On the platform will appear more assets, both cryptocurrencies and precious metals. Securities will also be added, which investors can add to the portfolio.

A new Bitpanda Global Exchange could probably be created and IEO launched for ecosystem tokens. So the prospects for the unicorn are excellent.

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