- Crypto startup Atani raises $6.25 million in a seed round to scale its all-in-one trading suite.
- The app offers a real-time connectivity to over 20 crypto exchanges for free.
Crypto startup Atani, a company developing an all-in-one trading suite, today announced the closing of a $6.25 million seed funding round. The backers include a number of notable European venture capital funds including JME Ventures, Conexo Ventures, Encomenda Smart Capital and Lanai Partners.
In addition, Atani received backing from a number of individual investors, including entrepreneurs and experts in the blockchain and crypto space. The seed investment follows a $750,000 pre-seed round in May 2019, which now brings Atani’s total funding to $7 million.
The company was nominated as a Top Blockchain Pick at TechCrunch Disrupt and as a Top European Start-up by Red Herring, and received many other awards and recognitions. As mentioned earlier, Atani offers is an all-in-one platform for crypto traders that is not tied to any custody account and grants real-time connectivity to over 20 crypto exchanges for free. Additionally, Atani also offers an integrated tax reporting tool for over 30 countries.
Atani’s platform is developed with a security-first approach, which is why the desktop application is non-custodial. This means that Atani does not have access to users’ funds or API keys. Users are responsible for connecting to the exchange of their choice. The API connection is secured by AES-256 encryption.
Paul Barroso, co-founder and CEO of Atani stated about the seed funding round:
We started investing in Bitcoin back in 2013 and have experienced first-hand the growing sophistication and fragmentation of the crypto market. The pains of interacting with different exchanges, managing multiple trading tools or dealing with taxes drove us to build Atani
“With our latest seed funding, we are ready to bring a seamless crypto trading experience across spot, futures and DeFi to users in every corner of the globe,” added Haydée Barroso, Co-Founder and COO.
“We believe Atani is one of just a few startups really addressing the needs of cryptocurrency traders,” added Samuel Gil, partner at JME Ventures. “Compared to traditional stockbrokers, cryptocurrency trading platforms provide a very poor and fragmented user experience and lack the proper portfolio management and tax accounting tools. Atani effectively solves those pain points.“