Coinpanion raises seed round to over 5 million €: US-Ledger-Investor & Ex Bitpanda Executives invest in crypto company
April 12, 2022
- New investors: US crypto Unicorn VC (Ledger, Blockchain.com), Finanzcheck.de founders, Busuu founder Bernhard Niesner, ex Bitpanda executives as well as existing investors Gschwandtner / Hansmann
- One of the highest seed investments in Austrian startup history
- Funding for growth and expansion in Europe
Vienna, 12 April 2022 – Coinpanion, the Austrian start-up for easy entry into the world of crypto investments, increased its seed investment from last autumn (note: 1.8 million euros) to a total of 5.5 million euros – one of the highest seed investments in Austrian start-up history. Founded in Vienna, the FinTech platform,Coinpanion enables anyone to profit from the cryptocurrency market without requiring in-depth knowledge. Thanks to Coinpanion, clients do not have to worry about anything when investing in crypto. The company accompanies the customer through the entire process: from simple market entry to ongoing optimisation of crypto investments and automated tax reporting.
Renowned international investors on board
No less than three other internationally renowned investors are joining Coinpanion as part of the follow-up financing round, and want to support the Vienna-based FinTech in its further expansion. They include US investor Wicklow Capital, early-stage investor in crypto-custodians Ledger, Blockchain.com, NYDIG and Crusoe Energy Systems; Andreas Kupke and Moritz Thiele, the founders of credit comparison platform Finanzcheck.de; as well as the former CMO of crypto exchange platform Bitpanda.com, Michael Pötscher.
During the seed raising round, Coinpanion was able to secure further support of successful investors from the Austrian start-up scene. Among these, Busuu founder Bernhard Niesner, Gerald Resch (Secretary General of the Austrian Banking Association), Johannes Braith (Storebox founder), Tractive founders Michael Hurnaus and Wolfgang Reisinger, as well as Lucanus Polagnoli, founder of VC Fund Calm/Storm Ventures.
In recent years, the paradigm shift created by crypto assets and Web 3.0 technologies has achieved truly mainstream recognition worldwide. However, managing and custodying investments in such a fast-moving space remains extremely difficult for many retail consumers. Coinpanion offers a straightforward and transparent way to get exposure to the crypto revolution at a risk level everyone is comfortable with, all within a clear product interface that remains fully compliant with the evolving regulatory climate.
As part of the additional financing, existing investors, and superstars of the Austrian investor scene, Florian Gschwandtner (Runtastic), Hansi Hansmann (Durchblicker, Playbrush, Shpock, MySugr, among others) and High-Tech Gründerfonds followed up on their previous investment Coinpanion in its further growth and expansion. Alexander Valtingojer, founder and CEO of Coinpanion, says it is an opportune investment as plans for the future are big:
The demand for investments beyond the stock exchange is growing rapidly in Europe. With our offer, we create easy access to innovative assets such as cryptocurrencies, NFTs or the Metaverse for everyone and want to quickly expand to other countries as well as further grow in Austria. In addition to developments of the app functions, we also want to include more investment opportunities in the existing service in particular.
Alexander Valtingojer, CEO & co-founder of Coinpanion
The easy way to invest in the crypto revolution
Coinpanion enables everyone to easily and safely enter the complex world of cryptocurrencies. Users* can choose from different smart portfolios, which revolve around innovative technologies such as NFTs, the Metaverse and cryptocurrencies. The company focuses on all-round, worry-free packages, providing automated savings plans and free tax reports in addition to the portfolios provided. According to Coinpanion, getting started should take less than five minutes.
More about Coinpanion at coinpanion.com
The crypto investment start-up Coinpanion was founded in Vienna in 2019 and offers a platform for easy entry into the crypto market for everyone. In the meantime, many millions of euros have already been invested in crypto projects via Coinpanion. Customers are offered a range of different crypto portfolios with various categories. The four-member founding team has set itself the goal of making the highly complex cryptocurrency market accessible to the general public. The rapidly growing FinTech company currently employs 33 people.
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