Mirror pulls in $8.8 mln Series A


San Francisco-based Mirror, a peer-to-peer trading platform that uses bitcoin, has raised $8.8 million in Series A funding. Route 66 Ventures led the round with participation from return backers that include RRE Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Battery Ventures and Tim Draper. In conjunction with the funding, Pascal Bouvier, a general partner at Route 66 Ventures, has been added to the company’s board.

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SAN FRANCISCO, June 3, 2015 —Mirror, a “blockchain-technology” company building a new financial platform, today announced it has received $8.8 million in Series A funding led by Route 66 Ventures with participation from existing investors including RRE Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Battery Ventures and Tim Draper. This additional capital brings the total funds raised by Mirror to $12.8 million. Pascal Bouvier, General Partner at Route 66 Ventures, will join the company’s board.

Mirror is building a smart contracts platform that enables peer-to-peer trading, using bitcoin, to democratize access to financial markets. The company leverages blockchain technology—the technology that underlies bitcoin and helps create a public, online ledger to verify transactions in digital currencies—to allow individuals and businesses to create and exchange financial contracts. Mirror’s decentralized market enables new ways to hedge economic and business risks at a fraction of the normal cost.

“There is an unbundling of the financial services industry that’s occurring right now, and we see an enormous opportunity to provide advanced, more efficient services for risk management and hedging. We’re building tools for traditional financial assets, leveraging the Bitcoin protocol.” said Avish Bhama, co-founder and CEO of Mirror. “We plan to use this new financing to continue to build out our engineering team and scale international operations.”

The company, formerly known as Vaurum, launched a trading service in 2014 and rebranded late last year as it evolved its focus to ‘smart’ financial contracts that democratize access to the traditional financial system.

For more information on Mirror, visit https://mirror.co/.

About Mirror
Mirror is a San Francisco-based peer-to-peer trading platform that democratizes access to financial markets. The company leverages blockchain technology to allow individuals and businesses create and exchange “smart” financial contracts. Their decentralized, peer-to-peer market enables efficient ways to hedge economic and business risks at a fraction of today’s costs. Mirror is backed by Route 66 Ventures, RRE Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Battery Ventures and Tim Draper and has raised $12.8 million to date.

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