News by Altcoin Buzz: Ani
Tennis Legend Serena Williams has announced to her 10.9M followers on Instagram that her company Serena Ventures has invested in a number of startups covering an array of industries. The list of 30+ startups includes Major Cryptocurrency Exchange, Coinbase.
Launched in 2014, Serena Ventures invests in companies that embrace diverse leadership, individual empowerment, creativity, and opportunity. Serena Ventures focuses on early-stage companies, mentoring young founders and taking burgeoning entrepreneurs to the next level. Serena Ventures boasts of 60% Diverse Founder Investments and 12B Market Cap of Portfolio.
Serena Williams is the winner of 39 Major titles and was ranked world No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. She is also the winner of 4 Olympic Gold Medals.
This high profile investment leads to a wave of predicted investments by mainstream Venture Capitalists in the crypto and blockchain sector. In a recent article, Reuters reports that “Venture capital investments in crypto and blockchain startups that included funds from corporates have raced to $850 million so far this year”
Founded in June of 2012, Coinbase is a digital currency wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with new digital currencies. Coinbase has 20M+ users and serves 42 countries. Apart from Serena Ventures, Coinbase boasts of raising $217M from world’s leading investors.
Coinbase has been taking major steps in the recent times with initiatives like announcing a Debit Card for customers in the UK and EU, adding new coins & tokens to their Platform, Coinbase Custody launching Tezos Cold Storage Staking Services.