Valega Chain Analytics closes successful round – raises 300k from a FiBAN syndicate
September 24, 2020
Valega Chain Analytics makes it easier for everyone to analyze and prevent illegal activities in crypto and blockchain-related transactions. The start-up offers anti-money-laundry services for cryptocurrencies and sees the international playfield as its primary market to go to.
“Fell in love with a Finn” – the ever-green and still well-working driver for international talent to come and live in Helsinki and elsewhere in Finland. In this case, it resulted in Jonathan Pallares (SWE), Sven Martinsson (SWE/BRA), Jens Herzog (DEU), and Jorge Santos (PRT) founding Valega Chain Analytics in Helsinki.
Despite the early stage of the company, Valega Chain Analytics has already made its way to world-leading business review Forbes and the Finnish Kauppalehti. The company gained attention taking part in investigating the scam case where numerous Twitter accounts belonging to high-profile figures like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Barack Obama got hacked.
Valega Chain Analytics closed its seed round in September with an investment of 300k euros from a FiBAN syndicate. Investor Mikko Rieger took the case under his wing and the leading role in the syndicate after hearing the company pitch in Pitch Finland online event.
Mikko, a member of FiBAN since December 2019 found Valega Chain Analytics on his first screening in February:
“This was the first case in FiBAN deal flow that caught my attention. My interest in cryptocurrency solutions and excitement for the team took over, and I decided to take the lead on the case.”, tells Mikko, now a board member in the company.
“It has been an exciting ride, where I have gained a lot of support from other FiBAN investors as well as made use of all the handful of materials and documents provided by FiBAN to successfully close the round with incredible people that share the same vision.”
Read more about the successful round here.
Mikko Rieger, FiBAN member and investor at Valega Chain Analytics, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sven Martinsson, Founder & CEO at Valega Chain Analytics, email@example.com
Antti Viitanen, Deal Flow Manager at FiBAN, firstname.lastname@example.org