CloseCross Raises £2.3 million from Amnis Ventures to Transform Financial Derivatives Market

Amnis Ventures backs UK fintech CloseCross to overhaul derivatives trading market

London, UK — January 30, 2019 — CloseCross, a multi-party, decentralised derivatives trading platform in beta, has opened its investment round with $3 million USD backed by Amnis Ventures, a privately owned venture fund based in Houston, Texas.

The investment puts CloseCross at a post-money valuation of $60 million USD.

CloseCross is committed to a disruption of the current financial derivatives market by deploying patented multi-party settlement mechanisms and proprietary algorithms. Its aim is to create a derivatives environment where market participants enter collective smart contracts instead of traditional one-to-one contracts.

CloseCross’ testnet application is currently available in beta in 140 countries across both iOS and Android platforms.

Vaibhav Kadikar, Founder and CEO of CloseCross, said:

“The vast majority of people are prevented from participating in the global derivatives trading market through a combination of cost and complexity. The support of Amnis Ventures brings us one step closer towards realising our vision of a valid, fair, and transparent alternative to the current derivatives market, and proves crucial to the continued development of the CloseCross platform and our ongoing efforts to get it into the hands of as many people and partners as possible.”

Amnis Ventures, a private investment company, was founded in 2013 and focuses on high growth technology, fintech, and energy companies. Manuel Silva III, President of Amnis Ventures, will join the CloseCross Board of Directors effective immediately.

Commenting on the investment, Silva said, “Multi-party derivatives trading is a compelling development and represents a real paradigm-shift for the market, potentially opening it up to participants from around the globe for whom traditional derivatives trading is both too expensive and too complex. On commercial launch and post regulatory approvals, CloseCross will make it easier for people to participate in trades by helping to reduce unquantified risk, making trading up to 90% cheaper, and providing unprecedented transparency on market prediction evolution in real-time. The platform’s 3-click system will enable participants to quickly and easily commit funds — an innovation with significant market potential. We are proud to support CloseCross’ development and its goal of revolutionising and democratising access to derivatives trading.”

For more information, visit the CloseCross at https://www.closecross.com


About CloseCross Ltd.
London, UK based CloseCross Ltd. is the developer of a multi-party, decentralised derivatives trading platform driving democratic participation. By introducing simple 3-click-trading, helping to eliminate unquantified risks, and making trading 90% cheaper, CloseCross promises to level the playing field for those wishing to participate in the $1200 trillion financial derivatives market. To download the beta and learn more, visit the CloseCross website; follow updates at Twitter and join active discussions in the Telegram community at https://t.me/CloseCrossCommunity

About Amnis Ventures (fka MS3 DRA Inc. and MS3 Ventures Inc.)
Houston, Texas, USA-originated Amnis Ventures Inc. is a private investment company established in late 2013 to participate in high-growth companies primarily focused on technology, fintech, and energy. Amnis Ventures, seeks investment opportunities in fast growing, free-flowing, early stage companies. Delivering managerial expertise, growth direction, and board member leadership, Amnis Ventures Inc. has concluded successful investments in real estate and specialty chemicals enterprises; while current additional entries include technology growth companies as well as revolutionary fintech start-ups.

Manoj Ranaweera

Manoj has founded, failed and successfully exited from a number of technology product companies as well as support organisations since 2004. Among them, Northern Tech Awards and edocr.com were acquired by GP Bullhound and Accusoft, Inc respectively. Today, Manoj is building a trusted support network for technology companies. He is working with founding teams to help them accelerate including raising investment and M&A.

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