Winklevoss Capital Management
|Founders||Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss|
|Headquarters||Flatiron District, New York City,
NY, United States
Winklevoss Capital is a family office founded in 2012 by Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss. The firm invests across many asset classes with an emphasis on providing seed funding and infrastructure to early-stage startups. The company is headquartered in New York’s Flatiron District.
SumZero - On September 20, 2012, Winklevoss Capital announced a $1.1 million Series A investment in SumZero, an online community of investment professionals ("buy-side" analysts) employed at hedge funds, mutual funds, and private equity funds. SumZero was founded in 2008 by Divya Narendra and Aalap Mahadevia.
Hukkster - On November 23, 2012, Winklevoss Capital led a $750,000 investment in online shopping startup Hukkster. The site is a savings manager that allows shoppers to track online merchandise and then receive a notification when the price drops. On May 14, 2013, Hukkster announced a $2 million series seed financing, also led by Winklevoss Capital.
Keepy - Keepy is a private platform for families to share and save photos, art, schoolwork and mementos with video and audio commentary. On October 15, 2013, Keepy announced a $1.1 million series seed investment from eight participants, including Winklevoss Capital.
Lenda - On July 29, 2014, Winklevoss Capital invested in the $1.54 million seed round of online mortgage loan refinancing company Lenda.com. Lenda announced closing the $1.54 million on October 15, 2014 and named Winklevoss Capital as one of eight investors.
On April 11, 2012, Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss revealed ownership of approximately 1% of bitcoins in circulation via Winklevoss Capital. The brothers began buying bitcoin when the value of a single coin was in the single digits.
On July 1, 2013, Math-Based Asset Services (wholly owned by Winklevoss Capital) filed a Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to create the Winklevoss Bitcoin Fund, an exchange-traded fund for bitcoin.
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- Jannarone, John (17 September 2012). "The Return of Facebook's Winklevoss Twins". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
- Lattman, Peter (13 November 2012). "Winklevoss Twins Lead Investment in Start-Up Shopping Site". New York Times. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
- Thompson, Cadie (26 November 2012). "Here's the Sale Shopping Site the Winklevoss Twins Are Backing". CNBC. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
- Casserly, Meghan (14 May 2013). "Hukkster Raises $2 Million To Add Taste-Makers To Discount Fashion". Forbes. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
- Ryan Lawler (October 15, 2013). "Keepy Raises $1.1 Million To Store All Your Kids’ Artwork And Mementos". TechCrunch.
- Barry Levine (October 15, 2014). "Startup Lenda nabs $1.54M to disrupt home refinancing". VentureBeat.
- Popper, Nathaniel (11 April 2013). "Never Mind Facebook; Winklevoss Twins Rule in Digital Money". New York Times. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
- Popper, Nathaniel (1 July 2013). "Winklevoss Twins Plan First Fund for Bitcoins". New York Times. Retrieved 23 July 2013.