Securitize Raises $48M in Funding Round Led by Morgan Stanley, Blockchain Capital

Securitize appointed Pedro Teixeira, the co-head of Morgan Stanley Tactical Value, to its board of directors.

Jun 21, 2021 at 12:44 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:14 p.m. UTC

Securitize, a digital-asset securities firm, raised $48 million in a Series B fundraising round co-led by Morgan Stanley and Blockchain Capital.

  • Securitize said the round was oversubscribed. Other participants included Ava Labs, Borderless Capital, IDC Ventures, Migration Capital, NTT Data, and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.
  • The raise comes close to the launch of Securitize Markets, a marketplace for trading digital-asset securities.
  • Recently Securitize said it will launch two crypto-security yield funds. The funds will be issued as digital-asset securities on the Algorand blockchain.
  • Securitize said it has appointed Pedro Teixeira, the co-head of Morgan Stanley Tactical Value, to its board of directors. 
  • Investors in the Series B round as well as existing Securitize investors will receive their shares in the form of digital asset securities issued by Securitize’s platform.
  • According to Securitize, its platform has more than 300,000 investors and supports more than 150 companies.
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