Tagomi, the first live crypto brokerage that offers services to seasoned high-net-worth investors who deal with Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and other digital assets, has raked in $28 mln during its recent funding round. The fresh set of financing was led by two crypto oriented hedge funds — Paradigm and Pantera Capital.
David Swensen’s bet on crypto
As reported by U.Today, David Swensen, the legendary investor behind Yale’s $30 bln endowment, jumped on the crypto bandwagon back in October 2018 when he invested in Andreessen Horowitz and Paradigm.
Paradigm is a hedge fund that puts money in new cryptocurrency startups. It wasn’t disclosed how much money Paradigm got from Yale, but it managed to raise a whopping $400 mln.
Luring in sophisticated investors
Paradigm’s Matt Huang is excited that the partnership is the next step in the development of cryptocurrency trading. Meanwhile, Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead also calls it ‘a critical step’ when it comes to improving the execution of cryptocurrency transactions for their fund.
After the successful funding round, Tagomi is expected to expand its operations in order to keep up with client demand. Notably, the startup was launched in March (when Bitcoin had already tanked), but its clients are bullish on the underlying technology behind cryptocurrencies.