Breez Welcomes Seetee as Our Newest Investor
The Breez team is thrilled to welcome Seetee as our newest investor. Seetee is the Bitcoin arm of Aker ASA, a world-class industrial investment group, and Breez is honored to receive their vote of confidence in our work and our vision.
Kjell Røkke, owner and chairperson of Aker, started out on a fishing trawler in Alaska, where he had to read the waves for signs of trouble and opportunity, to perceive the rich catches beneath the cold, dark, choppy waters of the North Pacific. Like all of us, Kjell has seen the transformative potential of Bitcoin in turbulent times. With Ola Snøve, Magnus Granath, Snorre Lorgen, Sverke Lorgen, and the other consummate bitcoin professionals at Seetee, he’s expanding Aker beyond its industrial roots, and they’ve started investing in Bitcoin infrastructure and payments software.
That’s us: bitcoin payments. In fact, Breez is the first software venture to join Seetee’s portfolio. What makes Breez so special? As Seetee tells it,
The team at Breez is committed, laser-focused, and mission-driven. They are building free open-source software that is intuitive and a pleasure to use while respecting the user’s rights …
In addition to that, Breez is staying true to the #Bitcoin ethos. Its non-custodial and trust-minimized architecture allows consumers, merchants, content creators, and other peers to transact on the Lightning network quickly and easily. No configuration or expertise required.
They get it. They understand that bitcoin is freedom money and that we need technological integrity and usability to help people and markets flourish. Seetee’s investment shows that they believe Breez can help bitcoin achieve its destiny as a currency and do so in accordance with Bitcoin’s foundational principles of openness, decentralization, and autonomy.
What we’re building together is not some future utopia, it’s the world right outside our windows. El Salvador has taken the bold first step. Lightning isn’t a toy. Real people are relying on it right now, today, and we’ve got to be there for them. With Seetee’s help and shared vision, we’re helping Lightning’s trailblazers to lead the way. Seetee is helping Breez, Breez is building Lightning, and Lightning is advancing the world.