Ten31 Continues Leadership in Bitcoin Technology Investment, Announces the Launch of Two New Investment Funds
NASHVILLE, January 30, 2024 – Ten31 announced that its portfolio company GRIID Infrastructure has completed its listing on the Nasdaq Global Market stock exchange, representing the first public listing for any bitcoin-focused investment fund’s portfolio company. Ten31 served as GRIID’s exclusive institutional capital partner ahead of its public trading debut, investing in GRIID out of its second institutional venture fund, Low Time Preference Fund II. Ten31 is the world’s leading bitcoin technology investor, having deployed over $100 million through its prior two fund vehicles. Over five years of deploying capital, Ten31 has built an industry-leading portfolio of 36 companies focused on bitcoin and freedom technologies and served as lead investor or exclusive partner in 25 of its investments, including Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B, and pre-IPO rounds.
Public Listing Milestone
GRIID’s listing is a notable milestone for the bitcoin mining company, which first announced its intention to go public via a SPAC transaction reported in November 2021. After having successfully navigated a long SEC and regulatory review process, the Nasdaq listing represents not just the first significant liquidity event for any bitcoin-focused venture investor but also the first major equity liquidity event in several years for the greater “crypto” venture landscape, marking a major accomplishment for GRIID, Ten31, and the bitcoin ecosystem as a whole.
“As a vertically integrated operator, purpose-built for bitcoin mining from day one, GRIID is uniquely positioned to become one of the leading bitcoin mining companies in the world,” said Trey Kelly, Founder and CEO of GRIID. “We believe that listing on Nasdaq will enhance our visibility, liquidity, and broaden our investor base as we continue to strengthen our market position and reinforce our commitment to delivering shareholder value. Ten31’s capital support and strategic guidance were invaluable in helping us reach this milestone. We feel strongly that there is no better partner or investor in the bitcoin space than Ten31, and we look forward to continuing our close partnership.”
Harry Sudock Joining Ten31 as Advisor
In conjunction with GRIID’s Nasdaq listing, Ten31 also announced that Harry Sudock, Chief Strategy Officer at GRIID and a leading voice in bitcoin mining and energy infrastructure, will join Ten31 as an Advisor while maintaining his role at GRIID. “After many years building a bitcoin company, I know firsthand the crucial value of capital partners that both share our understanding of bitcoin and offer proven institutional investment expertise. They embody bitcoin’s proof of work ethos in everything they do,” said Sudock. “I expect GRIID to be the first of many success stories to emerge from the Ten31 portfolio, and I’m excited to help support Ten31 as it invests in the best companies in the rapidly evolving bitcoin ecosystem while serving as a resource to both portfolio companies and their founders.”
Ten31 Building on Its Success with Two New Funds and Continuing Contributions to Open Source Development
Ten31’s major milestone with GRIID coincides with the launch of Ten31’s third institutional fund, Low Time Preference Fund III, which has already secured anchor commitments and established an initial portfolio of investments, as well as the Ten31 Tactical Fund, which provides access to individual accredited investors. As the world’s leading bitcoin technology investor, Ten31 has unmatched reach and expertise across the breadth of the bitcoin ecosystem, driving a leading position in all verticals and all funding stages. Ten31’s investments include leading Strike’s $80 million Series B round in September 2022, leading exclusive Series A rounds for companies such as Coinkite and Upstream Data, as well as leading Pre-Seed and Seed investments in companies such as Mutiny, Primal and Mempool.
Ten31 has also renewed its commitment to supporting open source development in the bitcoin ecosystem by providing a grant to independent bitcoin developer calle for his work on bitcoin powered Chaumian ecash. Ten31 is the most active investor in open source businesses in the bitcoin ecosystem and is the only investor in the industry which contributes a portion of its management fees to open source development. Ten31 was a founding contributor to OpenSats in 2021 and has supported a variety of open source efforts on a no-strings-attached basis, including making an early grant to Fedimint, a protocol for federated Chaumian ecash. Ten31’s early support of Fedimint, along with contributions from Ten31 Managing Partners Matt Odell and Marty Bent, were instrumental in catalyzing the formation of Ten31 portfolio company Fedi.
Ten31 is the world’s leading bitcoin technology investor. With a footprint in Nashville and Austin, Ten31 seeks to support the ecosystem's most promising founders and companies, leveraging its deep understanding of bitcoin, extensive experience, and broad reach to create value for its partners. Since the fund's inception, Ten31 has directed more than $100 million in equity to companies focused on bitcoin and freedom technologies. For more information, visit www.ten31.vc/funds.
About GRIID Infrastructure Inc.
GRIID is a purpose-built bitcoin mining company, founded in 2018, that has operated mining facilities since 2019. GRIID has built long-term power relationships securing affordable, reliable, environmentally responsible power, enabling a vertically integrated self-mining business model with significant growth opportunity. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, GRIID operates a R&D center in Austin, Texas and a development, deployment and equipment repair center in Rutledge, Tennessee. GRIID currently maintains mining facilities in Watertown, New York; Limestone, Maynardville and Lenoir City, Tennessee. To learn more, please visit www.griid.com.
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