Kraken was founded by Jesse Powell in 2011. According to Reuters in September 2023, “Crypto exchange Kraken is planning to offer trading in U.S.-listed stocks and exchange-traded funds.”

Kraken is a global marketplace for the secure buying, selling, and trading of cryptocurrency. Per Forge data, Kraken raised $30.6 million in funding over 19 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Jan 1, 2023. Key investors include 2B Global Capital, SBI Investment, RIT Capital Partners, Hummingbird Ventures, and Venture Garage.

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What is Kraken's IPO price?

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Can you invest in Kraken?

Kraken is a privately held company and is not publicly traded on NYSE or NASDAQ in the U.S. To buy pre-IPO shares of a private company, you need to be an accredited investor. Learn more about how to invest in the private market or register today to get started.

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Is Kraken a publicly traded company?

Kraken is a private company and not publicly traded.

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What is Kraken's funding to date?

Kraken has raised $65.02MM to date.
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When was Kraken founded?

Kraken was founded in 2011.
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Who founded Kraken?

Jesse Powell and Thanh Luu co-founded Kraken.

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Where was Kraken founded?

Kraken was founded and is still based in San Francisco, CA.

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Who is the CEO of Kraken company?

David Ripley is the CEO of Kraken. This is after Jesse Powell stepped down in September, 2022.

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Who uses Kraken?

Kraken is used by crypto investors and traders seeking low trading fees and access to a wide selection of coins. In order to make a Kraken account, users must be 18 years and older and live in the US, minus Washington and New York.

Who are Kraken's major investors?

Arctic Ventures
Blockchain Capital
Moonshots Capital
RIT Capital Partners
G1 Ventures
Assiya Capital Partners
Mantis VC
Tribe Capital
Evolution VC Partners
Investbridge Capital
Global Blockchain Ventures
Sax Capital

Kraken Funding Rounds and Last Known Valuation

Date Funding Round Funding Raised Price per Share Last Known Valuation
5/13/2020 Series B $52.5MM raised $XXX.XX $XXX.XX
4/12/2016 Series A $12.32MM raised $XXX.XX $XXX.XX
1/1/2013 Series Seed $200K raised $XXX.XX $XXX.XX
Based on primary financings
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