31 Dec '14, 10am

Venture Capital Funding for Bitcoin Startups Triples in 2014

Venture Capital Funding for Bitcoin Startups Triples in 2014

It's been a bumper 12 months for bitcoin companies raising funding. In fact, the amount of venture capital flowing into bitcoin startups this year is more than three times the total raised in 2013, according to CoinDesk data. In total, bitcoin firms raised $314.7m in 2014. This represents a 3.3-fold increase over the previous year, in which $93.8m was invested. Additionally, this year's total accounts for more than three-quarters of all venture capital raised for bitcoin startups since the start of CoinDesk data in 2012. A total of $410.7m has been invested in the space over that time. The chart of cumulative all-time VC funding (below) shows two jumps in funds raised this year in March and October. Twin peaks In March, a number of big deals were completed that caused the first of those spikes. Chief among those was Xapo's $20m round raised from Fortress, Benchmark and Rib...

Full article: http://www.coindesk.com/venture-capital-funding-bitcoin-s...

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