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Circle

Circle is a peer-to-peer payments technology company. It was founded by Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville in October 2013. Circle's mobile payment platform, Circle Pay, allows users to hold, send, and receive traditional fiat currencies. In September 2015, Circle received the first BitLicense issued from the New York State Department of Financial Services. In April 2016, the British government approved the first virtual currency licensure to Circle. Circle is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

https://www.circle.com/en/

Founded

2013

Employees

Between 500 - 1,000 employees

Raised

$1,111,000,064

Headquarters Location

Boston, MA

Public

FALSE

Acquired

TRUE

Founders

Jeremy Allaire
Jeremy Allaire
Sean Neville
Sean Neville

CEO

Jeremy Allaire

Competitors

Data provided by Diffbot

Funding Rounds

$400,000,000

  • Marshall Wace
  • Fin Venture Capital
  • Fidelity Management and Research Company
  • BlackRock, Inc.

April 2022

$440,000,000

  • Valor Capital Group
  • Breyer Capital
  • Atlas Merchant Capital
  • FTX
  • Intersection Fintech Ventures
  • Michael J. Price
  • Digital Currency Group
  • Marshall Wace
  • Pillar VC
  • Caesar Chad
  • Fidelity Management and Research Company
  • Willett Advisors

May 2021

$25,000,000

  • Digital Currency Group

July 2020

$110,000,000

  • Tor Kenz Capital
  • Breyer Capital
  • Blockchain Capital
  • Bitmain
  • Digital Currency Group
  • Pantera Capital
  • COIND
  • Pillar VC
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • Buck Stash
  • Accel
  • Tusk Venture Partners
  • IDG Capital

May 2018

$60,000,000

  • Glenn Hutchins
  • Breyer Capital
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • CICC
  • Samuel J. Palmisano
  • Baidu
  • China Everbright Investment Management
  • CREDITEASE
  • CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund
  • Tusk Venture Partners
  • IDG Capital
  • Fenbushi Capital

May 2016

$50,000,000

  • Oak Investment Partners
  • Breyer Capital
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • Pantera Capital
  • Digital Currency Group
  • Accel
  • BoomStartup
  • Fenway Summer
  • GS Growth
  • IDG Capital

April 2015

$17,000,000

  • Leonard Schrank
  • Michele Burns
  • Breyer Capital
  • Oak Investment Partners
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • Pantera Capital
  • Digital Currency Group
  • Fenway Summer

March 2014

$9,000,000

  • Breyer Capital
  • Alumni Ventures
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • Accel
  • Pillar VC

October 2013

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