Januar

Offers compliant and crypto-friendly payment account solutions for European businesses

Location
Denmark
Revenue size
EUR 0 (pre-revenue)
Year founded
2021
Funding raised
EUR 8 million
Founders
Simon Ousager, Mikael Buch Smedegaard, Andreas Keinicke
Most relevant investors
Element Ventures, Outward VC, Angular Ventures, byFounders
Team size
20-49
Website

www.januar.com

Problem

The shortage of skilled specialists, and a lack of financial and regulatory infrastructure, creates a bottleneck for European businesses wanting to take part in the emerging crypto and Web3 field.

SOLUTION

Januar provides a crypto payment account solution to accept payments and send payouts while maintaining full compliance and stable business operations.

With a crypto-specific payment institution license and a partnership with Banking Circle, Januar offers crypto-friendly IBAN accounts and payment solutions in accordance with local regulations to European businesses. This specialized infrastructure opens up to a more collaborative and flexible approach for providing financial services.

KEY CUSTOMERS AND INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE

Januar serves all sizes of crypto business, as well as institutional investors and traditional businesses looking for crypto friendly fiat rails and accounts as well as digital asset services. Currently, Januar has onboarded their first handful of Danish SME crypto businesses and will in the coming months start to onboard clients from across Europe.

Team

Founded by ex-Chainalysis compliance experts, crypto entrepreneurs, and fintech veterans, Januar has further expanded its team to 30, the majority of whom are specialists within the fields of risk, legal and compliance, tech development, product development, governance, cyber security, finance and operations.

Unique selling point

Januar offers compliant and reliable financial infrastructure for businesses engaging with digital assets. With the emerging crypto and digital asset industry’s market cap of USD 2 trillion, Januar is facilitating a unique, critical one-stop service for one of the fastest growing markets.

Asia Connection

Januar is looking for clients with operations in Europe, partners with digital asset infrastructure and potentially funding investors from the East Asian region with strong banking and fintech connections.

Pitch

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Januar

Providing infrastructure for crypto friendly business in Europe.

Providing infrastructure for crypto friendly business in Europe.