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CULedger reaches $10M Series A funding goal

January 31, 2019

CULedger, a credit union-owned credit unions services organization that focuses on delivering the world’s premier network of one-to-one digital exchange for credit unions, announced this week 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

CULedger was founded by CUNA Strategic Services and Credit Union Strategic Partners and with coordination from CUNA, Mountain West Credit Union Association and Best Innovation Group.