Crypto Payments Firm Circle Closes Acquisition of Crowdfunding Platform SeedInvest

Goldman Sachs-backed cryptocurrency finance firm Circle announced that it closed the acquisition of SeedInvest, a crowdfunding platform and registered operator of a broker-dealer. The news was reported via a post on Coinbase’s official blog published March 4.

Cointelegraph first reported about the ongoing acquisition in October last year, noting that the deal will enable Circle to expand SeedInvest’s offerings to support cryptocurrencies, including fiat stablecoins and issuing and offering tokenized securities. At the time, the acquisition was put on hold until the United States Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) approved the deal.

According to the announcement, the acquisition concluded after Circle obtained regulatory approval by the FINRA, closing the acquisition. The acquired company will reportedly continue to operate normally and will allow Circle to further explore asset tokenization.

According to stats reported on its website, SeedInvest has successfully funded over 220 companies and counts over 260,000 users; the total investment made via SeedInvest