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Easy Crypto raises $17m to reinvent banking

Dan Brunskill
Wed, 06 Oct 2021

Co-founder Janine Grainger (front right) says all existing financial products will be replace or complimented by a digital alternative in the future. (Photo: twitter)
Dan Brunskill
Wed, 06 Oct 2021
New Zealand cryptocurrency retailer Easy Crypto has raised $17 million in its debut funding round and is pondering raising another $10m due to strong interest.This is a stark contrast to just a few years ago when the co-founding siblings, Janine and Alan Grainger, couldn’t even get meetings with angel investors.“Maybe two years ago we looked to see if we could get funded and we sort of got laughed out the door,” said chief executive Janine Grainger.“People didn’t have the understanding of the potential of cryptocur...

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