Blockchain remittance platform Valiu raises $5.25 million in seed funding

Valiu, a blockchain-based international remittance firm located in Colombia, announced Thursday that it raised $5.25 million in seed funding.

Blockchange Ventures and Anthony Pompliano (via Pomp Investments) led the most recent round of funding. Blockchange Ventures is a blockchain-focused investment firm that has previously helped fund the crypto software company Zambo, the crypto freelancer support firm Braintrust, and numerous other crypto-adjacent companies. Valiu's round valued the startup at $20 million. 

The company, founded in 2018, raised the $5.25 million in seed funding over a period of about two years. Other investors include Castle Island Ventures, Messari CEO Ryan Selkis, Volt Capital, Nima Capital, and former GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving.