Meanwhile, a Bitcoin-based life insurance company has raised $19 million in two preliminary fundraising rounds.
The first round was led by OpenAi CEO Sam Altman and former Stripe executive Lachy Groom, while the second round was led by Google’s Gradient Ventures.
Meanwhile, the Bermuda-registered Bitcoin Life Insurance business revealed its triumphant acquisition of $19 million in two seed rounds.
The startup intends to offer an AI-concentrated insurance policy denominated in Bitcoin (BTC), a popular cryptocurrency.
Policy information is provided on the firm’s website for those who sign up for the waitlist. “We’ll inform you about your position in the queue,” states the Meanwhile website.
Meanwhile, which is licensed by the Bermuda Monetary Authority, is first targeting Bitcoin holders in the United States.
The newly acquired funds will be used to form a development team. Meanwhile, Zac Townsend, co-founder and CEO of Bitcoin, claims that “Bitcoin is on course to become an international store of worth and functional currency.”
The two funding rounds were led by Lachy Groom, a former Stripe executive, Openai CEO Sam Altman, and Gradient Ventures, with additional investors including Muoro Capital (Santander), MS&AD, and Hudson Structured Capital Management.
Sam Blond of Founders Fund, Lauren Kolodny of Acrew, Marc Bhavaga of General Catalyst, Parker Conrad, Dylan Field, and Nick Schrock are among the angel investors who participated in the rounds.
Meanwhile was also the recipient of an investment from 6th Man Ventures, according to the statement.
Meanwhile, Anna Patterson, managing partner at Gradient Ventures, is “sitting at the confluence of the AI and digital assets transformation.”
She affirmed confidence in the company’s ability to transform customer use of digital currencies and set new standards for tech-driven life insurance companies.
Townsend claimed that it “makes perfect sense” for long-term BTC holders to declare their desire in a BTC-denominated insurance policy.
Meanwhile, he believes, has the opportunity to grow into an extensive life insurance company with goals of serving over one billion people globally. Bitcoin, according to Townsend, is one of the most significant “innovations in money in the last century.”
Conventional Bitcoin investments have grown in popularity, and a BTC-denominated life insurance policy coincides with initiatives such as BTC retirement plans and the capacity to use BTC for mortgages.
According to the insurance startup, the purpose is to allow asset transfer to future generations while avoiding taxation. Meanwhile, the company promotes its strategy as a “thoughtful method of generational wealth transfer.”
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