American Express’ Amex Ventures, Visa, Citi Ventures, DRW Venture Capital, Jump Capital, Marshall Wace, Block (formerly Square Inc.), and Paypal Ventures are among investors in the latest funding round of crypto transaction monitoring and forensics platform TRM.
Amex, Visa, Citi, Paypal Invest in TRM Platform
Crypto transaction monitoring and forensics platform TRM announced Tuesday investments from major financial institutions in its Series B funding round.
The company has raised $60 billion from leading financial institutions, including American Express’ Amex Ventures, Visa, Citi Ventures, DRW Venture Capital, Jump Capital, Marshall Wace, Block (formerly Square Inc.), and Paypal Ventures.
The funding round was led by Tiger Global. It also included investments from 50 of the world’s leading operators including Coinbase President and COO Emilie Choi.
Esteban Castaño, TRM’s cofounder and CEO, commented:
Crypto is moving faster than any sector in our lifetimes. Organizations need a blockchain intelligence partner that can stay ahead of the evolving risk landscape — from ransomware attacks to defi [decentralized finance] exploits.
TRM detailed: “In support of our mission to build a safer financial system for billions of people, we developed the first blockchain intelligence platform that combines cross-chain data with threat intelligence, advanced analytics, and intuitive visualizations to help organizations detect crypto fraud and financial crime.”
Crypto businesses — such as Circle, FTX US, and Moonpay — “use TRM Transaction Monitoring to detect suspicious activity and meet anti-money laundering (AML) regulatory requirements,” the company said, adding:
Government agencies use TRM Forensics to investigate sophisticated crypto-related crime including scams, hacks, and terrorist financing.
The TRM team includes threat finance experts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Secret Service, and Europol. It also includes data scientists from companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google.