Ledger, the France-based maker of hardware cryptocurrency wallets, has raised $75 million in Series B funding.
According to an announcement today, the new round was led by the U.K.-headquartered investor Draper Esprit, and also included Draper Venture Network, FirstMark Capital, Cathay Innovation, and Korelya Capital. Existing investors such as CapHorn Invest, GDTRE and Digital Currency Group also participated in the round.
Ledger said it plans to use the new cash primarily to scale its business amid the growth in the popularity of cryptocurrencies.
Eric Larcheveque, CEO of Ledger, commented:
In the release, the company also said that it is developing a new storage solution for managing crypto assets, named the Ledger Vault. The product will be aimed at institutional investors such as banks and hedge funds.
Launched in 2014, Ledger offers a range of hardware wallets for storing cryptocurrency private keys. The new funding comes almost a year after the firm closed a $7 million Series A round in March 2017.
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