We are excited to announce today that Circle has closed its Series B round of financing, which was lead by existing investors, Breyer Capital, Accel Partners and General Catalyst Partners, and new investor Oak Investment Partners. The Series B financing also included strategic investors Pantera Capital; the Bitcoin Opportunity Fund of Barry Silbert, founder and chief executive officer of SecondMarket, Inc. and founder of the Bitcoin Investment Trust; Leonard H. Schrank, former chief executive officer of SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication); and, Circle board member M. Michele Burns. Fenway Summer, a leading consumer finance advisory and venture firm led by Circle board member Raj Date. With the Series B financing, Circle's total raise to date is $26 million.
We are also very excited to announce the debut of our initial consumer product in a limited release, which has been made available to select users ahead of the company’s general availability launch later this year. You can visit circle.com to request an invite.