DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CULedger, a credit union-owned CUSO that focuses on delivering the world’s premier network of one-to-one digital exchange for credit unions, announced today that it has achieved its goal of $10 million in Series A funding.
CULedger is working to use distributed ledger technology to develop a platform that enables credit unions to enable self-sovereign identity for members through its flagship product, MyCUID. The goal for Series A funding was set in October 2017 and has been well received in the credit union, financial and blockchain communities.
According to Towards Data Science, many startups have an almost 80 percent failure rate in achieving Series A funding goals. Many other startups also have smaller goals of $3 million, which attests to this major feat for CULedger. The majority of investors are credit unions, highlighting the market need, interest and support for MyCUID.
“We are grateful the credit union community recognizes the importance of self-sovereign identification and the innovative future of the digital experience,” said Julie Esser, chief experience officer of CULedger. “By leveraging distributed ledger technology, credit unions are leading the industry into the next generation of security and trust in financial services.”
CULedger recently conducted a livestreamed demo MyCUID, which can be viewed here or live at CUNA GAC, March 10-14. At this event, CULedger will share live use cases of MyCUID developed by various credit unions. Later this year, CULedger plans to launch its first-ever pilot program.
CULedger celebrated a milestone achievement in its Series A funding last year, announcing the contributions of 32 investors. Below is a list of the investors that have contributed since the initial announcement:
- Achieva Credit Union
- CULedger – Heartland
- CU Service Network (CUSN)
- FIS – second unit
- ICUL Services Corp
- Credit Union Services, Inc.
- OneAZ Credit Union
- UNIFY Financial Credit Union – second unit
Denver-based CULedger is a credit union-owned CUSO that focuses on delivering innovative applications to credit unions through its cross-border global distributed ledger platform. In working through a national consortium made up of credit unions and trusted industry investors, CULedger has pioneered new developments related to global self-sovereign digital identity that will further enhance the trust credit unions have with their members. CULedger provides advantages to credit unions and their members by reducing risks associated with cybersecurity and fraud, improving member experience, streamlining internal processes and reducing administrative and operational costs. To learn more about CULedger, visit www.culedger.com.