Our Values

Embrace Transparency

Abra will be straightforward, transparent and honest with our customers, partners, and employees.

Drive Towards Impact

Abra will have a positive impact on the lives of everyone in our ecosystem.

Focus on the User

We will put the user first. Get the user experience right and wow them and everything else is much easier.

Champion the Individual

We believe in the individual’s right to freely participate in all forms of commerce.

Encourage New Ideas

We believe that a diversity of ideas and backgrounds leads to better outcomes.

Think Long Term

Abra needs to be a sustainable business in order to add the most long term value.

Our Team

Abra was founded by Bill Barhydt, a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of payment experience. Our team is headquartered in Silicon Valley with an additional office in Manila, Philippines.

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Aldo A

Ally L

Ben L

Bill B

Bill K

Bruce C

Daniel M

Daryl P

David O

Deepika A

Geo C

Ivan G

Joanna L

Josh N

Julius M

Lala N

Matt H

Meliza M

Rachelle R

Reinier J

Rob E

Rocky K

Willie W

Our Directors and Advisors

Bill Barhydt

CEO & Founder

Arthur Levitt

Advisor

Jay Samit

Director & Advisor

Jim Robinson

Director & Co-Founder

Wei Hopeman

Director

Dan Boneh

Advisor

Karen Brooks

Advisor

Jason Calacanis

Advisor

Julian Hardy

Advisor

Amanda Jobbins

Advisor

Hans Morris

Advisor

Matt Pauker

Advisor

Jim Robinson III

Advisor

Ratan Tata

Advisor

Jack Lee

Director & Advisor

Our History

2014

Founded in Saratoga, CA

2015

Relocated 15 miles north to Mountain View, CA

Announced Series A investment, including partners such as First Round Capital, Ratan Tata, and American Express Ventures

Launched Abra Application in Beta for iOS and Android

Won Launch Festival in San Francisco

2016

Launched Abra in the US

Launched Abra in the Philippines

2017

Launched over 50 currencies<

Launched bitcoin

Launched Abra globally

Launched American Express Cards as a funding option in the U.S.

Appeared on Apple Music’s “Planet of the Apps” show

Announced Series B investment, adding new investors HCM International (Foxconn’s venture subsidiary), Ignia, and Silver8 Capital

Announced support for ether, bitcoin, and over 50 fiat currencies

2018

Announced 20 new cryptocurrencies in a single app

Added 5 new cryptocurrencies to the app: Monero, NEO, NEM, Lisk and Verge

Launched support for direct Litecoin (LTC) deposits and withdrawals

Launched the ability to buy bitcoin using Visa/MasterCard on Abra website and app

Added 3 new cryptocurrencies: TRON, Cardano and Basic Attention Token

Announced support for Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA) bank transfer in the Abra app

Launched support for direct Bitcoin Cash (BCH) deposits and withdrawals

Added 2 new cryptocurrencies: EOS and Siacoin.

2019

Launched full support for direct deposits and withdrawals of Ethereum (ETH)

Announced a partnership with Plaid to create thousands of bank integrations in the United States

Launched the ability for international Abra users to invest in stocks and ETFs from the Abra app<