imToken, Asia’s largest crypto wallet company, today announced the completion of a USD $30 million Series B financing led by Qiming Venture Partners, with participation from its lead Series A investor IDG Capital and new investors including Breyer Capital, HashKey, Signum Capital, Longling Capital, SNZ and co-founder of Fosun International, Mr. LIANG, Xinjun.
Founded in 2016, imToken’s digital wallet platform enables its 12 million users from over 150 countries to manage and safeguard a wide range of blockchain and token-based assets, identities, and data. Over USD $50 billion in assets are currently placed on the platform and the total transaction value via imToken has exceeded USD $500 billion.
With this investment, imToken intends to accelerate the development of its next iteration, imToken 3.0, and achieve its long-term goal of making blockchain accessible to the masses. With imToken 3.0, imToken intends to fundamentally improve the way users interact with blockchain services by implementing keyless accounts, account recovery, and other features that enable users to easily and securely access a variety of blockchain networks and applications.
Beyond its free non-custodial wallets, imToken also plans to provide secure and convenient access to a suite of decentralized finance (DeFi) services in imToken 3.0, a leap to the centralized digital wallet. The company’s goal is to further lower the entry barrier for cryptocurrency newcomers by building up a robust ecosystem of interconnected products.
In addition, the newly raised capital will be invested in building a research arm called imToken Labs, with the goal of further exploring and applying advanced blockchain technology in imToken’s products and services. It will also be used to bolster imToken’s recruiting efforts in the areas of research, marketing, and operations, and to establish more offices globally.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with such a savvy and experienced group of investors from both inside and outside of the crypto space,” said He Bin, CEO and Founder of imToken. “Beginning with our inception five years ago, we recognized the huge potential of blockchain technology – as well as the challenges faced by the industry with regards to a need for improved user experiences, secure key management, and scalable network. With our investors’ support, we are well-positioned to tackle these challenges and grow our platform beyond our wallets – bringing our trademark focus on ease-of-use to a wide range of decentralized services with a goal of serving over 100 million users in the next five years.”
imToken has taken major strides to grow the broader decentralized ecosystem, including establishing imToken Ventures in 2018 to invest in companies connected to the digital wallet ecosystem. One of imToken’s incubated projects, a decentralized exchange called Tokenlon, has now facilitated over USD $10 billion in total trading volume. imKey, imToken’s hardware wallet, enables its users to easily manage popular digital assets on their mobile devices via Bluetooth.
Duane Kuang, Founding Managing Partner of Qiming Venture Partners, said, “Qiming Venture Partners always endeavors to follow massive trends and capture huge opportunities. In the next ten to twenty years, blockchain will revolutionize the financial industry on a global scale. We believe that imToken is riding this trend, and has strongly positioned itself in the market; the team is very focused, always looking to build solid products. We look forward to adventuring into the new era with imToken.”
“imToken has already established itself as one of the most important players in the digital asset custody space,” said Jim Breyer, Founder, and CEO of Breyer Capital. “Now, we believe there is a significant opportunity for the company to leverage its powerful brand equity and strong user network to expand into new, adjacent markets—and we are excited to help them realize that opportunity.”
“We have had our eye on imToken since the early days of our involvement in the crypto space, and we have been extremely impressed with what they’ve accomplished to date,” said Guo Yihong, Partner at IDG Capital. “We believe much of their success can be attributed to their disciplined focus on user experience and ease-of-use, and we look forward to helping them apply that same focus to a wide range of services beyond their core wallet offerings.”