NYDIG raises $100 million
NYDIG , a provider of technology and investment solutions for Bitcoin, has raised $100 million of additional growth capital from Starr Insurance Companies , Liberty Mutual , and other P&C insurers.
NYDIG also announced that Mike Sapnar, CEO of TransRe, would be joining as Global Head of Insurance Solutions.
“The global property & casualty (P&C) industry is huge, paying out over $1 trillion in claims annually. I am excited to welcome Starr and Liberty Mutual to NYDIG, as part of our expansion of bitcoin into new areas of insurance. The team and I are also thrilled to welcome Mike and Matt to NYDIG. Mike has been a close collaborator with Stone Ridge since 2014, primarily with our catastrophe reinsurance asset management franchise and our non-catastrophe reinsurer, Longtail Re. Mike’s more than 30 years of experience will help NYDIG lead the way in bringing bitcoin to the insurance industry.” – Robert Gutmann, co-founder and CEO of NYDIG.
“We’ve been broadly and successfully investing with Ross and the Stone Ridge team across their various initiatives for years, including as a founding NYDIG investor in 2017. We are excited to continue our tradition of co-investment with them. We’ve also worked closely with Mike Sapnar for more than 25 years and congratulate Mike and NYDIG on his joining, and further propelling, the Stone Ridge ecosystem.” – Hank Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of Starr.
“Fiat depreciation causes inflation in fiat premiums, while collapsing the purchasing power of claims. We see a brighter bitcoin-powered future for the billions who depend on the insurance industry every year. With the addition of Mike Sapnar, a trusted partner for years, and now with Starr, Liberty Mutual, New York Life, and MassMutual as shareholders of NYDIG, we will be working tirelessly to enable new bitcoin-denominated products for global insureds.” – Ross Stevens, CEO of Stone Ridge and Executive Chairman of NYDIG.