Circle Internet Financial is backed by $26 million in venture capital investment led by Breyer Capital, Accel Partners, General Catalyst Partners, and Oak Investment Partners. Other investors include Pantera Capital; the Bitcoin Opportunity Fund of Barry Silbert, founder and chairman 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, is also an investor.