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India’s CoinDCX Concludes $135 Million Funding at $2.2 Billion Valuation ⋆ ZyCrypto

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India Just Got Its First Crypto Unicorn

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  • The newest valuation is double from $1.1 billion in August 2021.
  • Now, CoinDCX is the highest-valued crypto agency in India.
  • With 10 million customers, it’s additionally India’s first crypto unicorn.

Indian cryptocurrency alternate CoinDCX on Tuesday closed a $135 million Sequence D funding spherical led by Pantera and Steadview. The brand new investments worth the startup at $2.2 billion, making it the highest-valued crypto entity within the Indian market, CoinDCX mentioned in a weblog submit on its website.

Based in 2018 by Sumit Gupta and Neeraj Khandelwal, CoinDCX raised $90 million in August 2021 at a valuation of $1.1 billion, making it India’s first crypto unicorn. Within the new spherical concluded yesterday, the corporate’s valuation has doubled since August 2021.

Within the newest spherical, the share of Pantera and Steadview is almost half of the whole funding. Others who participated within the newest funding embody Kingsway, DraperDragon, Republic, and Kindred. Current buyers, B Capital Group, Coinbase Ventures, Polychain, and Cadenza additionally elevated their investments, the corporate mentioned.

CoinDCX to extend headcount

The corporate plans to put money into new product choices and rent new skills. “To assist its imaginative and prescient of constructing India’s crypto/web3 ecosystem, the group additionally goals to triple its expertise pool to over 1000 staff by the tip of 2022. CoinDCX goals to nurture native expertise by way of its varied outreach packages, analysis initiatives, and strategic investments,” CoinDCX mentioned.

In October 2021, CoinDCX had introduced the onboarding of the 79-year-old and one of many costliest Indian film-stars Amitabh Bachchan as model ambassador. Bachchan himself launched an NFT collection themed round his movie profession and stardom that fetched almost a million {dollars} in a 4-day public sale in November final yr.

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Eye on the regulatory surroundings

CoinDCX’s “oversubscribed” funding of over $135 million comes at a time when Indian crypto exchanges are nearly out of enterprise due to a denial of companies by instantaneous retail funds programs, notably UPI, to transactions involving digital belongings.

In a collection of tweets disclosing the small print of the Sequence D funding spherical, CoinDCX co-founder and CEO Sumit Gupta mentioned the funds from the brand new spherical could also be spent additionally on regulatory and compliance points. “We’re on a mission to construct a better understanding and belief between regulators, business, and our customers. This newest spherical of funding will assist us speed up the expansion of Crypto adoption in India and additional the march of Web3.0,” he said in one of the tweets.