Susquehanna International Group (SIG), one of the largest quantitative trading firms, has made a strategic investment in KuCoin, a global cryptocurrency exchange. Aside from a 10-million-dollar investment, the two parties will collaborate on blockchain startup incubation and the development of the KCS and KCC ecosystems.
KuCoin will use the funds to improve platform infrastructure and expand product offerings in preparation for the next bull run. The funding will also help KuCoin with its global expansion and hiring plans. Despite the current crypto winter, KuCoin still has 300 open positions. Furthermore, KuCoin and SIG will collaborate to support promising crypto startups through incubation, investment, and consultation, with a focus on projects built on the KCC chain.
Johnny Lyu, the CEO of KuCoin, stated: “KuCoin has been through a few crypto cycles, and we are committed to building no matter what. We are delighted to announce that we have found another partner with the same vision and values. The support of SIG will solidify our leading role as a centralized exchange and facilitate our ecosystem expansion in the decentralized Web 3.0 world.”
“This partnership is an important step for SIG that illustrates our strive to partner with the best players in every field. KuCoin is one of the fastest-growing crypto stars with an agile growth strategy and a forward-looking team. We believe this cooperation will create a synergy between SIG and KuCoin, benefiting the crypto industry by bringing it to a wider audience,” commented by SIG investment team.
In May 2022, KuCoin raised $150 million led by Jump Crypto through a pre-Series B round, bringing its total investments to $170 million with Round A combined, at a total valuation of $10 billion.