Tech Company Financing Transactions

Abra Funding Round

On 10/24/2017, Abra secured $16 million in Series B funding from American Express Ventures, Arbor Ventures and HCM International.

Transaction Overview

Company Name
Announced On
Transaction Type
Venture Equity
Series B
Proceeds Purpose
Proceeds purposes were not disclosed.

Company Information

Company Status
Private & Independent
Mailing Address
Mountain View Ln.
Mountain View, CA 92040
Email Address
Not Recorded
The Abra smartphone App combines on phone storage of digital cash with person to person cash transfers. Abra uses Bitcoin as the reserve currency.  The consumer never has to see Bitcoin nor understand what Bitcoin is, they just see USD, MXP, EUR, etc. Consumers and digital currency exchangers, called Abra Tellers, all use the same Abra app.
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Management Team

Email & Social
Chief Executive Officer
William Barhydt
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Chief Technical Officer
Daryl Puryear
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Vice President
Benjamin Liams
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VP - Engineering
Willie Wang
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VP - Marketing
Caroline Finch
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VP - Sales
Robert Valdes-Rodriguez
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