Wormhole, the cross-chain protocol landscape developer, has successfully closed a funding round of $225 million, pushing its valuation to $2.5 billion.
This financial milestone was achieved with contributions from prominent investors, including Brevan Howard, Coinbase Ventures, Multicoin Capital, Jump Trading, ParaFi, Dialectic, Borderless Capital, and Arrington Capital.
This funding round represents a robust vote of confidence in Wormhole’s technology and strategic direction.
Dan Reecer, Wormhole Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer, expressed his enthusiasm for the future:
“We are ecstatic to bring more new and groundbreaking products to market as we head into next year, and look forward to continuing to support our ecosystem of developers who are building with our tools every day.”
Concurrent with the funding news, Wormhole announced the launch of an independent technology company, Wormhole Labs. Emerging from stealth mode, Wormhole Labs has become the core contributor to Wormhole.
Notably, the company experienced a significant setback in February 2022 when it suffered a hack resulting in a loss of 120,000 ETH, worth approximately $325 million.
However, investor Jump Trading stepped in to replenish the stolen funds, demonstrating robust support for Wormhole. Jump Trading further solidified its commitment in November by making Wormhole a separate business entity.
This blend of financial backing, strategic expansion, and resilient recovery positions Wormhole as a formidable player in the cryptocurrency bridge development, ready to tackle the future with innovative solutions and strengthened infrastructure.