Kraken IPO

Kraken is a global marketplace for the secure buying, selling, and trading of cryptocurrency. Jesse Powell co-founded Kraken in 2011 and he continues to lead the company as CEO from its headquarters in San Francisco, CA. In a March 2022 interview with CNBC, Jesse Powell stated, " We're building all these components of things, and I think the next decade is really going to be about seeing how all these components fit together to build this new world of the tokenized system and things existing without middlemen into the metaverse." In addition to enabling convenient online currency exchange, Kraken also provides expert financial resources and support to individual and institutional traders.

In June 2021, Powell speaking to Bloomberg, said that the exchange is preparing to go public within the next 12 to 18 months. He also mentioned that Kraken could choose the IPO route over a direct listing, he seemed confident about a successful public listing, adding that they were “doing all the prep work.” These comments should not be interpreted to mean that the company is formally pursuing or foregoing an IPO.

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What is Kraken's stock price?

The stock price for Kraken will be known as it becomes public. Here are similar public companies: Paypal (NAS: PYPL), Robinhood (NAS: HOOD), E-Trade (NAS: ETFC), Tradeweb (NAS: TW).

Who are Kraken's major investors?

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

Kraken Funding Rounds and IPO Valuation

Date Funding Round Funding Raised Price per Share IPO Valuation
5/13/2020 Series B $5.52B $XXX.XX $XXX.XX
4/12/2016 Series A $38.5MM $XXX.XX $XXX.XX
1/1/2013 Series Seed $2MM $XXX.XX $XXX.XX
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What is Kraken funding to date?

Kraken has raised $65.02MM with the following series:
$2MM for Series Seed, $38.5MM for Series A, $5.52B for Series B, $2MM for Series Seed, $38.5MM for Series A, $5.52B for Series B.
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When was Kraken founded?

Kraken was founded in 2011.
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Can you invest in Kraken?

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Is Kraken a publicly traded company?

Kraken is a private company and not publicly traded.

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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.

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