Fintech startup Airswift collects $2m in pre-seed financing

CE Innovation Capital led the round.

  • Airswift was founded in 2022 and is led by CEO Yan Zhang
  • The company provides crypto payment solutions for businesses and consumers around the globe

Airswift, a Vancouver-based financial technology startup focused on Web 3.0 native payment solutions, has raised $2 million in pre-seed financing. CE Innovation Capital led the round.

The latest funding comes amid a bear market sentiment and uncertainty around crypto. It indicates that investors are confident about Airswift’s unique model, the company said, and optimistic about the future of payment solutions that power the use of digital assets.

“The raise from CEiC shows that investors are confident in our unique strengths in blockchain R&D, payment gateway operations, regulatory compliance, among other factors,” said Dr. Yan Zhang, co-founder and CEO of Airswift, in a statement. “The current challenge associated with enabling crypto payments lies with both technical areas and fund aggregation. Airswift is committed to solving these issues with a decentralized payment gateway that protects user privacy and supports a liquidity pool model powered by block-chain technology.”

Airswift was co-founded this year by Zhang, a successful entrepreneur in crypto, e-commerce and fintech. It provides crypto payment solutions for businesses and consumers around the globe.