Rain crypto exchange raises 110 million USD in Series B Funding
Rain crypto exchange to expand into Turkey Pakistan and other countries in MENA
Bahrain based Rain, a leading cryptocurrency company, has raised USD 110 million in its Series B funding. The round was co-led by Paradigm and Kleiner Perkins with participation from numerous parties including Coinbase Ventures, Global Founders Capital, MEVP, Cadenza Ventures, JIMCOand CMT Digital. Founded in 2017 by Abdullah Almoaiqel, AJ Nelson, Joseph Dallago, and Yehia Badawy, Rain will utilise this investment to further expand licensing in other countries and regions, enhancing its technology with an advanced trading platform and continuing to grow the team as cryptocurrency adoption continues to increase globally.
“We believe Rain is a crucial piece of the puzzle for bringing the Middle East deeper into the new crypto economy,” said Casey Caruso, investing partner at Paradigm. “Their emphasis on supporting and educating those new to crypto alongside strong banking and regulatory relationships has helped them build a service people trust. This is just the beginning for Rain, and we’re honored to support their growth.”
Mamoon Hamid, a partner at Kleiner Perkins commented on the partnership, “Rain provides fundamental access and an on-ramp to a new paradigm of the Internet. We’re excited to partner with Rain as they grow and expand to serve people in more locations around the world, including Pakistan.”
This announcement comes after a Series A round of funding, led by MEVP with participation from Coinbase Ventures, during which Rain raised USD 6 million in January of 2021. Having done over USD 1.9 billion worth of transactions and amassed over 185,000 active users this round of Series B funding is a milestone within an already monumental year for the company. With over 400 employees, Rain will also continue to grow its team across the region hoping to double in size by 2022.
Rain Crypto exchange hopes to expand across the MENA region and has already begun operations in Pakistan.