Goldman Sachs-Backed Tradeshift Eyes Blockchain After $250 Mln Funding Round
On the 30th May, Cloud-based supply chain organization Tradeshift said it would push blockchain advancement with money it got from its most recent funding round.
The Series E round, which included Goldman Sachs among its significant contributors, was worth $250 mln, bringing the total investment funding to over $400 mln.
Identifying key regions for development, Tradeshift noted both blockchain and artificial intelligence, which it will seek after by means of its Frontiers advancement lab which it launched in January this year.
“We have always believed that the future of supply chains is 100 percent digital and that connecting trade is just the first step to a digitally connected economy,” Tradeshift CEO and co-founder Christian Lanng said in an accompanying official statement.
Speaking further, the CEO said, “This investment will enable us to continue our rapid growth and consolidate our leadership position. We welcome Goldman Sachs and PSP Investments as our newest investors and look forward to their valuable contributions as we enter our next growth phase.”
The move prepares for advance incorporation of blockchain innovation into the trade supply chain industry, something which different significant organizations, banks and governments are currently analyzing.
Goldman Sachs’ investment decision is also correlated, coming when the conglomerate is looking to upgrade the two its blockchain and digital money presentation. Not long ago, an official seemed to confirm Goldman would soon launch Bitcoin futures and in this way offer more straightforward investment choices.