27 Apr '15, 3pm

Exclusive: Bitcoin company Circle raising new cash

Circle Financial, the bitcoin wallet startup led by Brightcove BCOV founder Jeremy Allaire, is in the midst of raising around $40 million at a pre-money valuation of approximately $200 million, Fortune has learned from multiple sources. Both venture capital and Wall Street firms are expected to participate. Here is how Circle describes itself, via its website: Circle is building a suite of consumer products aimed at enabling greater ease-of-use in online and in-person payments, enhanced security and privacy for consumers, and the convenience of free, instant, global digital money transfers. The Boston-based company previously raised $26 million in VC funding from firms like Accel Partners, Breyer Capital, Bitcoin Opportunity Fund, General Catalyst, Oak Investment Partners and Pantera Capital. Its board of directors includes Michelle Burns, who also is a director with Goldm...

Full article: http://fortune.com/2015/04/27/bitcoin-circle-cash/

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