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Investments

39

Portfolio Exits

3

Partners & Customers

1

About Hard Yaka

Hard Yaka makes early round investments in exchange space startups. Candidates are either verticals in particular categories of exchange markets or horizontals providing services (i.e. messaging or payments) across exchange sectors.

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DG717 - Coworking Space 717 Market St, Ground Floor

San Francisco, California, 94103,

United States

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Switzerland-based banking platform Arf raises USD 13 million in seed funding

Oct 27, 2022

Switzerland-based banking platform Arf raises USD 13 million in seed funding By ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 26, 2022 — The VQF-regulated global settlement banking platform that uses Web3 technologies has raised USD 13 million in a seed round led by Circle Ventures, Hard Yaka, United Overseas Bank Venture Management, Signum Capital, and Stellar Development Foundation. Arf has raised USD 13 million in equity and debt financing in a seed round from notable Web3 and institutional finance investors, including Coinbase, Solana, FTX, and Kabbage. The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), United Overseas Bank (UOB) Venture Management, Signum Capital, Hard Yaka, NGC Ventures, Blockchain Founders Fund, and 500 Emerging Europe also participated in the round. The funds will be used to further develop the company’s blockchain-based technology, which will provide global treasury management and working capital credit lines to financial institutions and licensed money service businesses operating in the cross-border payments industry. CEO Ali Erhat Nalbant said: “We are thrilled that prominent Web3 and institutional finance investors have validated our vision and joined forces with us. Arf’s technology is at the epicenter of the evolution of cross-border payments. This round of funding will allow us to scale Arf and free up trillions of dollars in locked working capital in the industry, “He continued. “We will continue to leverage digital assets and Web3 technologies to fuel the global finance transformation in a fully compliant manner.” More about the company: The seed funding will develop and foster new paradigm-shifting cross-border payment technologies by combining the best of what Web3 and traditional finance have to offer. The Financial Services Standard Association recently approved Arf (VQF). The company established a new office in Zug and began expanding its workforce. In April, Arf also announced the launch of the Arf Credit Line, which provides money service businesses with instant access to transactional working capital credit lines and enables any corridor to be post-funded in real-time. Arf is a global settlement banking platform that eliminates the capital-intensive business model of the cross-border payments industry by providing licensed money service businesses and financial institutions with digital asset-based working capital and settlement services with native on-ramp and off-ramp capabilities. We try our  best to fact-check and bring the best, well-researched, and non-plagiarized content to you. Please let us know -if there are any discrepancies in any of our published stories, -how we can improve, -what stories you would like us to cover and what information you are looking for, in the comments section below or through our contact form! We look forward to your feedback, and thank you for stopping by!

Hard Yaka Investments

39 Investments

Hard Yaka has made 39 investments. Their latest investment was in Arf as part of their Seed VC - II on October 10, 2022.

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Hard Yaka Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/26/2022

Seed VC - II

Arf

Yes

16

10/12/2022

Series A

StandardC

$4.75M

Yes

3

7/27/2022

Series A

Unstoppable Domains

$65M

Yes

5

4/25/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

4/15/2022

Unattributed VC

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10

Date

10/26/2022

10/12/2022

7/27/2022

4/25/2022

4/15/2022

Round

Seed VC - II

Series A

Series A

Seed VC

Unattributed VC

Company

Arf

StandardC

Unstoppable Domains

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Amount

$4.75M

$65M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

16

3

5

10

10

Hard Yaka Portfolio Exits

3 Portfolio Exits

Hard Yaka has 3 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Noble Money on August 17, 2022.

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Sources

8/17/2022

Acquired

$99M

3

4/26/2021

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10

1/5/2021

Acquired

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10

Date

8/17/2022

4/26/2021

1/5/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

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3

10

10

Hard Yaka Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Hard Yaka has 1 strategic partners and customers. Hard Yaka recently partnered with Yoyo Wallet on October 10, 2018.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

10/29/2018

Partner

United Kingdom

Yoyo Wallet enters into partnership agreement with Hard Yaka

UK-based payment and loyalty app Yoyo Wallet has entered into a partnership agreement with investment company Hard Yaka .

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Date

10/29/2018

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United Kingdom

News Snippet

Yoyo Wallet enters into partnership agreement with Hard Yaka

UK-based payment and loyalty app Yoyo Wallet has entered into a partnership agreement with investment company Hard Yaka .

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2

Hard Yaka Team

3 Team Members

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Work History

Title

Status

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Founder

Current

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