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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Ben L

Bill B

Bill K

Bruce C

Daryl P

David O

Deepika A

Ivan G

Julius M

Lala N

Lief S

Qasim F

Rachelle R

Reinier J

Rocky K

Willie W

Our Directors

Bill Barhydt

CEO & Founder

Jay Samit

Director & Advisor

Jim Robinson

Director & Co-Founder

Wei Hopeman


Jack Lee

Director & Advisor

Our Advisors

Arthur Levitt

Dan Boneh

Karen Brooks

Jason Calacanis

Ratan Tata

Our History


Announced a partnership with Stellar Development Foundation

Launched interest account


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

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

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


Added 2 new cryptocurrencies: EOS and Siacoin.

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

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

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

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

Launched support for direct Litecoin (LTC) deposits and withdrawals

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

Announced 20 new cryptocurrencies in a single app


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

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

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

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

Launched Abra globally

Launched bitcoin

Launched over 50 currencies


Launched Abra in the Philippines

Launched Abra in the US


Won Launch Festival in San Francisco

Launched Abra Application in Beta for iOS and Android  

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

Relocated 15 miles north to Mountain View, CA


Founded in Saratoga, CA