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Alan Howard Leads Copper's Series B Extension

Digital asset custody and trading technology firm Copper has received a $25mn extension to the firm's recent $50mn Series B funding round that was led by Dawn Capital and Target Global.

The extension was led by Alan Howard who is also an investor in companies such as Coinshares, and Elwood, an institutional crypto market access and trading tech platform enabling FinTechs, Asset Managers and Financial Institutions with the broadest range of crypto assets. Copper has also entered into a strategic partnership with Elwood.

James Stickland, CEO of Elwood, said; “The combined expertise of Elwood and Copper in digital assets will help both companies to progress their developments in crypto trading technology and prime services serving institutional investors."

Alan Howard commented; “I am delighted to have the opportunity to support Copper. Their pioneering technology, particularly in the security and speed of cryptocurrency transactions, is essential for the traditional world to offer crypto products to their clients. This, coupled with their relentless focus on servicing clients with industry-leading customer support, is taking the best from both worlds and positioning the firm as the dominant player in the digital asset infrastructure space.”

Dmitry Tokarev, CEO of Copper, added; “We’re very grateful for Alan’s backing. His early commitment to the space sets him out from other traditional players and we value the experience and expertise he brings not just to Copper, but to the whole digital asset ecosystem. As the sector grows so too does the interest from traditional institutions, but there are still barriers to entry for these firms, particularly around the speed and security of trading. Copper is solving these issues with revolutionary products like ClearLoop, and with Alan’s endorsement we see the industry on the precipice of enormous growth.”

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