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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Founded in Saratoga, CA
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
Launched Abra in the US
Launched Abra in the Philippines
Launched over 50 currencies<
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
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.
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<
Abra is supported by a world class group of technology and financial investors with a combined presence spanning North America, Asia, Australia, Africa, and Europe.