Galaxy Digital Bitcoin Funds Raise $104M as Institutional Cash Flows In

Galaxy Digital's institutional bitcoin fund raised an average of $1.6 million from its 33 unnamed investors.

AccessTimeIconNov 25, 2020 at 8:09 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:35 a.m. UTC
10 Years of Decentralizing the Future
May 29-31, 2024 - Austin, TexasThe biggest and most established global hub for everything crypto, blockchain and Web3.Register Now

Galaxy Digital's bitcoin funds raised $104 million in their first year, mostly from wealthy investors eager to benefit from the surging cryptocurrency.

As reported in two Form D filings, Galaxy Institutional Bitcoin Fund LP raised $55.1 million while its smaller sibling, Galaxy Bitcoin Fund LP, raised $3.6 million. Both funds launched last November when Mike Novogratz first trained his crypto investments firm's sights on the bitcoin fund space.

A third fund called Galaxy Institutional Bitcoin Fund, Ltd, reported raising $45 million from 13 investors Wednesday, bringing the institutional total to $100.1 million, according to Galaxy Digital spokesperson Eva Casanova.

The institutional fund in particular appears to capture high-rollers' spiking interest in bitcoin. With a minimum investment of $250,000, the $55 million fund attracted 33 investors for an average allocation of $1.66 million.

For the Galaxy Bitcoin Fund LP, 56 investors pitched in at least $25,000 each for the full $3.6 million raise.

Funds have long appealed to investors who seek exposure to bitcoin's price without having to deal with custody, trade or execution issues themselves. Pantera Capital launched one of the first such vehicles in 2013; it now has north of $135 million in sales.

UPDATE (12/1/20 10:00pm EST): This story has been updated to reflect the full raise amount.


Please note that our privacy policy, terms of use, cookies, and do not sell my personal information has been updated.

The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is an award-winning media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. In November 2023, CoinDesk was acquired by Bullish, a cryptocurrency exchange, which in turn is owned by, a firm with interests in a variety of blockchain and digital asset businesses and significant holdings of digital assets including bitcoin and EOS. CoinDesk operates as an independent subsidiary, and an editorial committee, chaired by a former editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal, is being formed to support journalistic integrity.

Learn more about Consensus 2024, CoinDesk's longest-running and most influential event that brings together all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Head to to register and buy your pass now.