Thanks to a record fundraiser, the French start-up Ledger has just obtained unicorn status, with an estimated valuation of $ 1.5 billion.
If you’re into cryptocurrency, you’ve most certainly heard of Ledger. The French start-up is indeed at the origin of the famous Nano, physical wallets similar to a USB key and making it possible to secure cryptomonnaies.
The company has visibly held its bet since it has just finalized a record fundraiser of $ 380 million. It therefore joins the VIP area of French unicorns, these companies whose valuation exceeds one billion dollars.
To obtain this prestigious title, the company was supported by major players during this series C fundraiser. It was led by 10T Holdings, and involved a few major investors such as Financière Agache, a company owned by Bernard Arnault, the director of LVMH who recently returned to the top of the ranking of the world’s leading fortunes.
“With this Series C fundraiser, Ledger, which is growing and profitable, will be able to consolidate its leadership position in securing crypto-assets to become the benchmark management platform for the entire industry. crypto-asset ecosystem ” Ledger explains in a press release.
Towards 100 billion dollars of valuation?
Following this announcement, the CEO of the tricolor unicorn, Pascal Gauthier, affirms the ambitions for the future, with the objective of passing “From being a leading digital asset security company to being a secure gateway to the entire digital asset ecosystem”. He even goes so far as to bet on a valuation of 100 billion dollars in the next five years, relate our colleagues from Lemon Juicer.
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