Elwood Technologies (“Elwood” or “the Company”), a platform providing institutional-grade access to digital asset markets and liquidity venues, today announced it has closed a $70 million Series A funding round. The round was co-led by Europe’s largest B2B investor Dawn Capital the global investment bank Goldman Sachs. A number of prominent investors, both in traditional finance and digital assets, participated further. Barclays, BlockFi Ventures, Chimera Ventures, CommerzVentures, Digital Currency Group, Flow Traders and Galaxy Digital Ventures.
This groundbreaking collaboration between cryptonative funds, long-established financial institutions and traditional finance highlights the increasing convergence between traditional finance as well as institutional investors’ increased interest in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Elwood will deploy the funds to meet the needs of its rising number of institutional clients by expanding both the Company’s breadth of product offerings and its global operations.
James Stickland, CEO of Elwood Technologies, commented on today’s news: “Elwood was established to meet the needs of institutions seeking to secure exposure to digital assets by providing a robust and transparent platform that delivers the highest standards expected in traditional finance. We have entered a new chapter in Elwood’s journey and continue to expand our capabilities, enabling our institutional clients to provide their users with improved access to digital assets. This raise saw a wide range of investors participate, confirming the trend of financial institutions working with their local digital asset technology providers. Together, we want to expand mass market participation in digital assets and crypto. We look forward to working with our investors to further enhance our offerings and broaden their market adoption.”
Designed to simplify entry to digital assets for institutional investors, Elwood’s full-stack solution provides seamless execution and deep liquidity; diverse market connectivity; full reporting and analytics; dedicated customer support; and access to a broad range of instruments. Elwood’s infrastructure has been perfected over three years and is already being utilised by leading fintechs, asset managers, and FI clients.
Josh Bell is the General Partner at Dawn Capital., “At Dawn, we continue to seek out first-class infrastructure that will continue to support the rapid evolution of the digital asset market. Our investment in Elwood was a natural fit, given the business’s cutting-edge technology, experienced team and significant market opportunity. Now is an important moment in Elwood’s evolution as its technology moves to the mainstream, and we look forward to supporting them to unlock access to the digital asset market for institutions everywhere.”
Mathew McDermott was the Global Head for Digital Assets at Goldman Sachs., “As institutional demand for cryptocurrency rises, we have been actively broadening our market presence and capabilities to cater for client demand. Our investment in Elwood demonstrates our continued commitment to digital assets and we look forward to partnering to expand our capabilities.”