Circle Ventures: Our Purpose, Our Community
Circle Ventures: Our Purpose, Our Community
Introduced in November 2021, Circle Ventures was born to help build an open economy on the internet by partnering and investing with forward-thinking founders, venture funds, and operators to help foster growth across the crypto ecosystem. Our goal is to support the most compelling companies and exceptional leaders, and to help accelerate their development and contributions to our mission of raising global economic prosperity through the frictionless exchange of value.
Today, we’re excited to launch our new dedicated website and the Circle Ventures blog, Perimeter. We’ll share updates about amazing founders, industry analysis on trends within crypto, perspectives from our partners, insights from the world of crypto ventures, and more.
We believe blockchains and digital assets will enable access to capital markets, payments, and fundamental financial resources for everyone, everywhere. Our partners and investments have clear synergy with our mission and ecosystem. And as we evolve our investment thesis, we’re keen to invest in community members who are enhancing the distribution and utility of USDC and Euro Coin.
With this in mind, we’ve built our platform on the following pillars:
Growth: Founders within our community get access to much more than capital. We partner across product, go-to-market strategy, and partnerships to serve as a catalyst for growth.
Community: We’re a synergistic, composable community of start-ups all building towards an open and ethical internet. Founders get access to portfolio services, events, commercial opportunities, and a network of investors by being part of our ecosystem.
Trust: We’ve pioneered products like USDC and Circle Yield* under regulatory frameworks that help our ecosystem build with confidence and at scale. Our community can leverage our products to help bring crypto to the masses.
Since our inception, we’ve been a part of over 65 investments that range from core Web3 building blocks such as credit protocols and on-chain payments applications, to layer-1 blockchains, and bridging infrastructure.
It’s important to note that current market dynamics present this ecosystem with real near-term challenges.
But we think that now is the time to build. And we’re here for the long haul.
We’re committed to creating the best nexus for our community to build together. By partnering with innovative founders and organizations, we’re confident we’ll establish a more trusted, programmable and borderless financial ecosystem.
Join us on our journey and share your innovative ideas with us.
* Offering subject to business approval, geographical availability**, and regulatory authorization, and there is no guarantee that the product will become available in a specific timeframe or to a specific customer or geography. Circle Yield product offered through Circle International Bermuda Limited (“Circle Bermuda”). Circle Bermuda has entered into lending arrangements with one or more institutional borrowers. These borrowers pledge and transfer Bitcoin into custody with a third party custodian as collateral for their USDC borrowings and Circle Yield investors benefit from a security interest in Circle Bermuda’s security interest in the pledged Bitcoin.
Circle Account and money transmission services are provided by Circle Internet Financial, LLC. Circle Internet Financial, LLC, NMLS # 1201441, is a licensed provider of money transmission services. Circle Bermuda is licensed by the Bermuda Monetary Authority and holds a Bermuda Digital Asset Business (DAB) License, No. 54786. A full list of Circle’s licenses can be found at https://www.circle.com/en/legal/licenses.
Circle is not a bank; your Circle Account is not a bank account, and any funds are not insured or protected by government compensation and/or regulatory protection schemes by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation or by any US or foreign government agency, insurance fund, person or entity. For investors in the United States, investments described in this communication are offered by Circle Bermuda to “accredited investors” only in accordance with Regulation D, Rule 506(c) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Neither the SEC nor any other regulatory body has approved or disapproved Circle Yield. While Circle Bermuda is regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority for digital asset business, Circle Bermuda is not engaged in banking and deposit taking activities and is not regulated for these purposes. You should carefully conduct your own investigations and analyses in connection with any participation in this product, including its objectives, risk factors, fees and expenses and the information set forth in these materials. All prospective participants in the products described herein are advised to consult with their legal, accounting and tax advisers regarding any potential participation. Tax may be payable on any return on and/or any increase in the value of your investment and you should seek independent advice on your taxation position. Please read the offering documents carefully before you invest. Additional information is available upon request.
** Not currently available in the following U.S. states: Alaska, Minnesota, New York and Hawaii