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Founded Year



Series A | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$29.66M | 5 yrs ago

About Liquid

Liquid is focused on the research and development of payment solutions including biometric search engines and image recognition technology, biometric authentication devices, and tablet-type cashier systems.

Headquarters Location

FINOLAB 4/F Otemachi Bldg 1-6-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo, 100-0004,


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Latest Liquid News

Liquid Ties with Virtual Currency Partners, Plans US Expansion

Apr 30, 2019

Japanese crypto trading platform and Virtual Currency Partners (VCP) joined hands to form a joint venture – Liquid Financial USA Inc. (Liquid USA) – to enter the US market. The joint venture has already registered with FinCEN and established offices in two cities in the country – New York and Georgia. The company is now pushing to get approvals from various US regulators to start its services in all states in the country. Commenting on the expansion, Mike Kayamori, Liquid’s co-founder and CEO, said: “The US is one of the world’s largest markets for cryptocurrency and we have received widespread expressions of interest from our community, corporate and institutional customers to serve the US market.” Launched in 2014, Liquid is a subsidiary of Japanese fintech giant Quoine. The platform allows its users to access a global network of cryptocurrency exchanges. Suggested articles “This joint venture and the acquisition of IQX represents our commitment to expand in the US, and we look forward to working closely with Virtual Currency Partners to accelerate our platform growth. I am personally honored and excited to be working again with Barry Schiffman, the Co-founder and former Executive Managing Director at Globespan Capital Partners, a mentor of mine from my days at Globespan dating back to 2003,” Kayamori added. A strategic partnership The partnership with VCP will also boost the company’s aim of expansion in the new market. Barry Schiffman, the chairman of VCP, has over 30 years of experience in investing in high-growth companies. He served as the executive managing director of JAFCO Ventures, the US arm of leading Japan venture capital fund JAFCO, before co-founding Globespan Capital Partners. “After nearly a year of studying the cryptocurrency space and researching a number of players, we were extremely impressed with Liquid and the strong foundation it built for itself as Japan’s first FSA-approved cryptocurrency exchange and one of the top 5 cryptocurrency exchanges in the world,” Schiffman said. Earlier this month, the Liquid revealed that it has closed its Series C funding round which took its valuation to a billion . With this, the Japanese company has become one of the handfuls of crypto-related startups to gain a “Unicorn” status. Share this article

Liquid Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Liquid founded?

    Liquid was founded in 2013.

  • Where is Liquid's headquarters?

    Liquid's headquarters is located at FINOLAB 4/F Otemachi Bldg, Tokyo.

  • What is Liquid's latest funding round?

    Liquid's latest funding round is Series A.

  • How much did Liquid raise?

    Liquid raised a total of $30.43M.

  • Who are the investors of Liquid?

    Investors of Liquid include Ueda Yagi Group, SBI Investment, Tokio Marine Holdings, Norinchukin Bank, MORI TRUST and 18 more.

  • Who are Liquid's competitors?

    Competitors of Liquid include Hawk:AI, Keyo, Alloy, Ping Identity, Token, Payface, Unit21, PayByFace, Mobbeel, Prove and 33 more.

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