UK Asset Manager Baillie Gifford Invests $100M in Blockchain.com

Jamie Crawley
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Baillie Gifford, one of the U.K.’s most prominent asset managers, has invested $100 million in crypto exchange and wallet provider Blockchain.com.

  • A blog by Blockchain.com CEO and co-founder Peter Smith on Tuesday said this is the largest single investment in the startup to date.

  • Baillie Gifford is a 110-year old asset management firm headquartered in Edinburgh with $445.3 billion in assets under management (AUM). It was an early investor in such tech giants as Tesla, Google and Amazon.

  • This is one of Baillie Gifford’s first such investments in a company in the crypto space, according to Smith.

  • It also follows less than a month after Blockchain.com raised $300 million in a Series C funding round led by DST Global, Lightspeed Venture Partners and VY Capital, which valued the company at $5.2 billion.

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