Cryptocurrency startup Portofino Technologies has officially launched its high-frequency trading platform for digital assets, securing major funding from venture capital firms in the process.
In launching its platform, Portofino disclosed that it had raised $50 million in equity funding from Valar Ventures, Global Founders Capital and Coatue. Although Portofino didn’t disclose how the funding will be used, the company has been active on the hiring front, having recruited over 35 employees across 5 global locations.
Portofino was founded in 2021 by former Citadel Securities employees Alex Casimo and Leonard Lancia. The company is building crypto-focused high-frequency trading technology, which is mainly used by hedge funds. While the company is only now coming out of stealth mode, it claims to have traded billions of dollars across centralized