Anchorage

Anchorage is the first crypto-native digital asset custodian for institutional investors.

Founded 2017
16-50 employees
  • Banking, Corporate Finance, & Investing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Technology Infrastructure
  • Headquarters address
    San Francisco, CA

    Headline

    Founded in 2017, Anchorage is the most advanced crypto custodian, providing institutional investors with a new and safer custody solution.

    Mission

    Our mission is to advance institutional participation in the digital asset class. We’ve started with solving the biggest problem facing our industry: making it safe for institutions to hold and use crypto. We’ve built the most secure digital asset custody solution on the market, and on-boarded some of the leading institutional investors in the space as clients, including Blockchain Capital, Polychain, Paradigm and a16z crypto.

    Problem/Solution

    Institutional investment is currently bottlenecked by a cold storage security model that’s failing to meet the needs of institutional investors. That’s why we’re building the first crypto-native custodian, bringing the best of security engineering to digital asset custody. By providing financial institutions with a new and safer means of safeguarding their investments, we are securing the foundation of the crypto financial system.

    • Our security model eliminates single points of failure, so your assets will be safer with us than anywhere else
    • Your assets are accessible and auditable at any time, so you can operate with ease
    • Unlike cold storage custody, Anchorage is designed for active participation, so you can capture yield from staking and inflation, and vote on governance questions concerning your investments

    Funding

    We’ve raised $57 million from leading investors including Andreeseen Horowitz, Blockchain Capital, Khosla Ventures, Polychain Capital, Visa and #Angels, and serve clients whose combined portfolios total over $1 billion. We announced our $40 million Series B in July 2019 led by Blockchain Capital. Previously, we raised a $17 million Series A led by a16z. In addition to venture capital partners, we’ve also brought in a number of strategic angels and individual investors.

    Founders

    Our Co-Founders, Nathan McCauley and Diogo Monica, led and built security from scratch at both Docker and Square. Collectively, they are responsible for Docker’s security infrastructure, which underpins 40% of services running on Amazon Web Services. In addition, they are credited with the cryptography patents on Square's ubiquitous card reader.

    Tech stack

    Go, C, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Vault, AWS, GraphQL, React, Flow, D3.JS, Swift, RxSwift, CocoaPods

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Performance bonus
    Stock Options
    401k
    Cell phone reimbursement
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Volunteer time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program
    Hackathons

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered breakfasts
    Catered lunches
    Catered dinners
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Employee discount programs
    Anchorage - Company Photo