Hardware Wallet Maker Ledger in Talks to Raise Additional $100M: Report

The fresh funding will give the firm a higher valuation than the $1.5 billion it commanded in June 2021.

AccessTimeIconAug 1, 2022 at 9:46 a.m. UTC
Updated Aug 1, 2022 at 1:53 p.m. UTC

Jamie Crawley is a CoinDesk news reporter based in London.

Hardware wallet maker Ledger is seeking an additional $100 million following its mammoth $380 million Series C funding round last year, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

  • The fresh funding will give the firm a higher valuation than the $1.5 billion it commanded in June 2021, according to the report citing people familiar with the talks.
  • Ledger's plans suggest that despite the onset of depressed conditions in the crypto market in recent months, there are areas of the industry for which the immediate outlook looks positive, such as in hardware wallets.
  • With crypto firms such as exchanges beset by liquidity problems causing them to take steps such as suspending customer withdrawals, more users could be looking to store their crypto themselves on a hardware wallet. "Not your keys, not your coins," is a common warning fired at those who keep their crypto on an exchange.
  • Ledger told CoinDesk it has 5 million customers.
  • The firm did not immediately respond to CoinDesk's request for comment.

UPDATE (13:28 UTC Aug. 1 2022): Updates the number of Ledger customers.

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