Compound Finance Raises $25 Million in Series A Funding
- Writer MilkRoad.com contributor
- November 16, 2019
- •1 Min Read
Compound Finance has raised $25 million in Series A funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz.
The American VC firm stated that they have worked with the Compound team for more than two years and believe strongly in their abilities, both in business and technology.
Although the stake in the company was not disclosed, a source close to the deal claimed that the investment put Compound Finance at around a $90 million valuation.
Other investors included Polychain Capital and Bain Capital.
How will Compound Finance use the investment?
The lending platform is already flourishing, with over $100 million worth of assets currently on the platform.
Founder Robert Leshner says that the investment will assist with new plans to bring Compound Finance to the average Joe, rather than its current niche of crypto-savvy people.
This will involve the integration of the platform with a variety of exchanges, custodians, and wallets, by the end of next year.
Cryptocurrency holders anywhere will eventually be able to seamlessly lend their assets via the Compound protocol, without having to move their coins off-exchange.
What is Compound Finance?
Compound Finance is a decentralized lending protocol, which allows users to lend and borrow cryptocurrencies.
The platform pools together users’ Ethereum-based assets, and lends them out at an automatically-adjusted floating rate.
These rates – especially on US dollar-pegged stablecoins – have typically outperformed yields from traditional savings accounts.
About Andreessen Horowitz
Andreessen Horowitz is a venture capital firm from the United States.
It was founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz in 2009, and specializes its investments in the technology sector.
According to Crunchbase.com, they currently have $2.7 billion under management, and invest anywhere from seed to growth.
The firm has been involved in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space for some time, and announced a launch of a “free crypto startup school” earlier this month.
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