Ottr Finance, a Solana-based Crypto App, Raises $3.1M in Funding

Ottr, a Web3 mobile app that makes holding crypto easier and more secure than ever, is pleased to announce it has “closed on a $3.1 million pre-seed funding round led by Race Capital with participation from Circle Ventures, Slow Ventures, and Kamal Ravikant.”

Ottr will “use proceeds from the round to expand to over 100 countries with the mission of making crypto more seamless and less intimidating for users worldwide.”

The global crypto population is “expected to reach one billion by the end of 2022, rising from 295 million in December 2021,” according to estimates from

With global currencies continuing to decline in value versus the U.S. dollar, millions of users are “looking for a solution in holding their savings and earnings in USDC, USDT and other digital currencies.”

Ottr provides “a simple and intuitive solution that anyone with a phone can access in U.S. dollars.”

With Ottr, millions of users around the world “can instantly send USDC for free without going through the complicated steps of setting up their self-custody wallet and storing seed phrases.”

Aleksei Zakharov said:

“I saw first hand the challenges of onboarding new users to crypto wallets. It is just too expensive and complicated. No one should have to worry about jumping through multiple hurdles and the anxiety of potentially losing their funds ever again. I truly believe we are building a Venmo-like experience for Crypto.”

Jeremy Fox-Geen, Chief Financial Officer of Circle, remarked:

“Since launching USDC in 2018, there has been a growing demand for payment networks embedded into Web3 wallets. We are proud to support the Ottr Finance team as they build this frictionless experience for users by connecting traditional finance with the future of money.”

Chris McCann, general partner at Race Capital, added:

“We are super excited at Race Capital to partner with Aleksei and his world-class engineering team to create this crypto app for all. From the first time we met Aleksei, we could see his passion, vision and insights in making crypto more accessible and easy to use for everyone.”

Kamal Ravikant, angel investor and best-selling author, stated:

“I originally invested based on the founder and his vision. In three months, he raised a round and built a top-tier team of alumni from CashApp, Lyft and Yandex. Their product execution and speed has been some of the best I’ve seen.” 

As a next step, Ottr will “offer more sustainable yield products. Aleksei’s vision doesn’t just stop there: Ottr plans to add more financial offerings to become the decentralized finance super app for their users.”

In November, Ottr will “release limited Ottr NFTs that users can display as their wallet profiles. Sneak peeks will be coming on the Ottr Twitter.”

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