Blockchain Technology Partners raises £2 million seed round led by Force Over Mass and Signature Ventures

European investment firms back BTP’s mission to unlock the benefits of blockchain and distributed ledger technology for business

Csilla Zsigri
Jul 15 · 3 min read

Edinburgh — 15 July 2021 — Blockchain Technology Partners, a leading enterprise blockchain company, announces today that it has closed a seed round of £2 million, led by Force Over Mass, a London-based venture capital firm, and Signature Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund based in Munich and Berlin, with participation from angel investors including early backers Martin Gilbert and Andrew Laing.

Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP) was founded in 2018 with the mission to bring the benefits of distributed ledger technology to business. BTP enables organizations to build multiparty applications by taking care of the underlying technology infrastructure. The company’s flagship offering, Sextant, radically simplifies the deployment and management of enterprise blockchain infrastructure.

Enterprise blockchain technology — particularly distributed ledgers and smart contracts — has the potential to drastically improve the efficiency, transparency and trustworthiness of business processes. BTP empowers companies to implement enterprise blockchain far more easily, flexibly and cost-effectively than previously possible.

“We are delighted to welcome Force Over Mass and Signature Ventures as investors,” said Duncan Johnston-Watt, CEO & Co-founder of BTP. “Force Over Mass’ focus on B2B software and Signature Ventures’ vision of a decentralized future are complementary and mesh perfectly with our own mission to accelerate the adoption of blockchain technology by enterprises across the board.”

“We are always on the lookout for deep tech companies with the potential to make a massive impact,” said Wouter Volckaert, Partner at Force Over Mass. “By facilitating the development of blockchain-based applications, BTP’s transformational platform removes a major barrier for businesses looking to adopt enterprise blockchain technology. We have been extremely impressed by BTP’s founding team, and we are confident they will continue to lead the sector for years to come.”

“We believe that blockchain marks the next step in the evolution of digital transformation towards a more decentralized internet architecture,” said Juliane Hahn, Founding Partner at Signature Ventures. “Extensive expertise of distributed systems paired with a fundamental understanding for the pain points of enterprises makes BTP the perfect company to bring this transformation to enterprises and accelerate the adoption of distributed ledger technology.”

About Blockchain Technology Partners

Founded in 2018, BTP is a leading enterprise blockchain company, with a mission to bring the benefits of distributed ledgers, smart contracts, and information security to business. BTP is the company behind Sextant, a platform that radically simplifies the deployment and management of enterprise blockchain infrastructure. BTP is headquartered in Edinburgh, and has a presence in Barcelona, London, New York and San Francisco. Learn more about BTP at Click here to follow BTP on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Force Over Mass

Force Over Mass Capital is a London-based venture capital firm focused on early stage technology investments across the UK and Europe. It invests in B2B innovation across three core verticals: FinTech, Industry 4.0, and DeepTech. Force Over Mass operates both seed and scale-up funds to support early stage businesses through their growth journey. Learn more about Force Over Mass at Click here to follow Force Over Mass on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Signature Ventures

Signature Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund with a focus on equity investments in the technologies of digital decentralization such as Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology. Based in Munich and Berlin, the fund invests in Pre-Seed to Series A, globally with a focus on Europe. Learn more about Signature Ventures at Click here to follow Signature Ventures on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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