Payments Startup Celo Raises $20M From a16z, Electric Capital


Mobile- concentrated blockchain payments startup Celo has actually elevated $20 million from the similarity Andreesen Horowitz (a16z), Greenfield One and also Electric Capital.

According to a news release on Wednesday, the financing will certainly go in the direction of expanding its collection of offerings.

Celo is a proof-of-stake blockchain improved Ethereum, made to sustain stablecoins and also tokenized possessions, while using cellular phone numbers to protect an individual’s public tricks.

To day, the startup states it has actually elevated greater than $65 million from prominent sector backers consisting of Polychain Capital, Reid Hoffman, Jack Dorsey, Coinbase Ventures, to name a few.

“We now have the technology to create a better financial system, a rich ecology of digital assets and products that allow individuals and organizations to … transact and manage risk,” claimed Celo founderRene Reinsberg

Since Celo’s preliminary advancement in 2017, the task has actually released a mainnet, an indigenous token (CELO), a stablecoin (cUSD), a mobile payments application and also has actually been noted on significant exchanges consisting of Coinbase and also Binance.