The round was co-led by Blockchain Capital and investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Tactical Value, which were joined by new investors Ava Labs, IDC Ventures, Migration Capital, NTT Data and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank and existing investors Blockchain Ventures, Borderless Capital, Global Brain, Mouro Capital, Ripio, Ripple and SPiCE VC.

Not surprisingly, participants in this Series B round–as well as previous and existing investors–will receive their shares in the form of digital asset securities issued by Securitize’s platform.

Founded in 2017, Securitize is a digital asset securities company providing a solution leveraging the blockchain to allow companies to compliantly raise capital and enable individual investors to participate.

A stronger relationship with Securitize positions SMTB well to lead the digitization of financial services in Japan and beyond, as well as to bring cutting-edge, highly value-added products and services to our customers.”

ABOUT SECURITIZE Founded in 2017, Securitize, Inc., is the leading digital asset securities firm reinventing private capital markets with a trusted end-to-end solution leveraging the blockchain to empower companies to compliantly raise capital and enable individual investors to participate. Securitize has leveraged its digital platform to support more than 150 brands and 300,000 investors.


Securitize, LLC, is an SEC registered transfer agent and Securitize Markets, LLC, is an SEC-registered broker-dealer, as well as a member of FINRA and SIPC, and operates Securitize Markets ATS.

MIAMI, June 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Securitize, Inc. announced today that its Series B fundraising round was oversubscribed, with $48 million raised from new and existing investors. The convergence of venture capital and asset management signals a consensus on the future adoption of digital asset securities and this technology continuing to grow.
The raise also comes before the anticipated launch of Securitize Markets, a marketplace designed for the trading of digital asset securities, providing a path to liquidity for the private capital markets.

The raise was co-led by leaders of venture capital and asset management, including Securitize’s largest investor, Blockchain Capital and investment funds managed byMorgan Stanley Tactical Value.


Securitize.

According to a release issued on Monday, the Coinbase-backed asset tokenization outfit has completed a Series B funding round that drew participation from Morgan Stanley Tactical Value-managed investment funds and Blockchain Capital.

Other participants in the funding round included Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (SMTB), Emin Gün Sirer’s Ava Labs, and venture capital fund IDC Ventures, among others.

The oversubscribed Series B round also saw participation from previous Securitize backers like Ripple and Borderless Capital.

Monday’s Series B funding announcement comes barely a month after successfully closing a $12.75 million Series B funding round.

As with other Securitize capital raises, the Series B investors will receive their shares as digital assets issued by the firm.

March, our investment in Securitize further strengthens our partnership with one of the most commercially-used and technologically-advanced digital asset security solutions,” said Kazuteru Wakao, Executive Officer and General Manager of the Wholesale Business Planning Department for Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank. “A stronger relationship with Securitize positions SMTB well to lead the digitization of financial services in Japan and beyond, as well as to bring cutting-edge, highly value-added products and services to our customers.”

ABOUT SECURITIZE Founded in 2017, Securitize, Inc., is the leading digital asset securities firm reinventing private capital markets with a trusted end-to-end solution leveraging the blockchain to empower companies to compliantly raise capital and enable individual investors to participate.

Blockchain Capital is proud to build upon our early investment in Securitize and to partner with Morgan Stanley and other leaders who understand the central role Securitize will play in the future of alternative assets and digital asset securities.”

“Our first investment in the blockchain industry is the leading digital asset securities firm, Securitize. Securitize is well-recognized for pioneering the securitization of digital asset securities on the blockchain, and for its fully-compliant and fully-digital end-to-end to solution that enables private companies to raise capital, and for investors to find a path to liquidity,” said Pedro Teixeira, Co-Head of Morgan Stanley Tactical Value Investing.


“We make long-term investments in businesses and asset classes that are ahead of the curve.

MIAMI , June 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Securitize, Inc. announced today that its Series B fundraising round was oversubscribed, with $48 million raised from new and existing investors. The convergence of venture capital and asset management signals a consensus on the future adoption of digital asset securities and this technology continuing to grow.
The raise also comes before the anticipated launch of Securitize Markets, a marketplace designed for the trading of digital asset securities, providing a path to liquidity for the private capital markets.

The raise was co-led by leaders of venture capital and asset management, including Securitize’s largest investor, Blockchain Capital and investment funds managed byMorgan Stanley Tactical Value . They were joined by new investors including Ava Labs , IDC Ventures, Migration Capital, NTT Data and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.

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As part of its investment, Morgan Stanley Tactical Value co-head Pedro Teixeira will join the Board of Directors at Securitize.

Commenting on Morgan Stanley’s first blockchain investment, Teixeira was quoted in the announcement as saying that the investment bank was keen on assets with long-term potential, adding:

“Our investment in Securitize is a sign that we believe in the growth and adoption of digital asset securities.”

Securitize CEO Carlos Domingo also echoed Teixeira’s comments stating that VC funding for the company demonstrates the growing popularity of digital asset securities among legacy finance stakeholders.

As previously reported by Cointelegraph, Morgan Stanley introduced a Bitcoin (BTC) investment product for rich clients back in March.

The round also included strong interest from existing investors wishing to increase their investments in Securitize, with Blockchain Ventures, Borderless Capital, Global Brain, Mouro Capital, Ripio, Ripple and SPiCE VC ultimately joining. With this raise, Securitize is also the first blockchain company to receive major institutional funding from North America , Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Of note, participants in this Series B investment round–as well as previous and existing Securitize investors–will receive their shares in the form of digital asset securities issued by Securitize’s platform.

Securitize has pioneered a fully digital, regulatory compliant, end-to-end platform for issuing, managing and trading digital asset securities, with over 200 businesses and nearly 400,000 investors already connected, and nearly $500 million in current-value digital asset securities issued on the Securitize platform. Securitize is comprised of Securitize, Inc. and its subsidiaries Securitize, LLC (an SEC-registered transfer agent), Securitize Capital, LLC, and Securitize Markets, LLC (an SEC-registered broker-dealer, member of FINRA and SIPC, and operator of the company’s alternative trading system, Securitize Markets).

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