Aurox is seeking to raise up to $1 million by selling common shares to investors, with a minimum investment of only $252 to target retail investors. The target date to close the round is March 15.
The firm set a $6 price per share in the company and offered 169,000 shares for sale, based on a document filed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and reviewed by CoinDesk.
Aurox conducts the raise on tZERO under the SEC’s Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) legal framework that allows eligible companies to raise up to $5 million by selling securities over a 12-month period.
TZERO is a regulated crowdfunding platform that aims to democratize private capital markets, backed by the New York Stock Exchange parent Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) among other investors.
Aurox launched an all-in-one trading platform called Aurox Terminal in 2020 that integrates more than 50 exchanges and now has 70,000 users and $1 billion of trading volume, the firm said on its fundraising site. It also has a crypto wallet product and crafted its own DeFi smart contract protocol and native ecosystem token, URUS.
The company raised $5 million in a previous fundraising round in early 2022. It plans to go public later this year, according to the firm's description on tZERO.
The Aurox fundraising happens as digital asset firms face a challenging landscape to secure capital investment. In January, venture capital and other investments into crypto firms plunged 91% on a year-over-year basis. However, investments in DeFi infrastructure declined by less than other sectors, CoinDesk reported last week.
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