The Future of Finance Starts Now

At 21.co our mission centers on building bridges into the world of cryptocurrency. By creating DeFi accessibility through traditional financial standards, we bring ourselves one step closer to the equitable financial future we all believe in.

Our Story

01

We launched in 2018 by bringing the world’s first crypto ETP to market, and have since emerged as a leader in providing access to crypto through TradFi standards.

02

It started when founders Hany and Ophelia Snyder wanted to create a way to access crypto that even their parents could understand — a true standard in forging crypto-for-all.

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Since then, we have built the largest suite of crypto ETPs, launched DeFi tokens, and established Onyx, our proprietary operating system — all powered by institutional-grade research to educate investors on the evolving industry.

Key Milestones

July 2018

21Shares Founded

Ophelia Snyder and Hany Rashwan launched 21Shares in July 2018 with the goal of creating crypto access to everyone.

November 2018

HODL Launched

Launched HODL, the world’s first Crypto ETP, on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

March 2019

Historic Investment Solutions

Launched the first physically backed BTC and ETH ETPs - 21Shares Bitcoin ETP (ABTC) and 21Shares Ethereum Staking ETP (AETH)

June 2019

Onyx

Launched proprietary end-to-end operating system Onyx to support 30+ ETPs operation.

October 2019

Staking ETP

Launched the world’s first ETP for crypto staking.

September 2022

$25M Fundraising Round

Value up to $2B, making 21.co Switzerland’s largest crypto unicorn.

April 2023

Filed for US Spot Bitcoin ETP with Ark Invest

Refiled for the ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF in partnership with ARK Invest – as part of our commitment to the US market and to advancing a regulated spot crypto product.

Today

21.co in Numbers

  • +120 Employees
  • +$1B Assets under Management
  • 37 Crypto ETPs Issued
  • 12 Global Exchanges Supported

Our Leadership Team

Cathie Wood

MEMBER OF THE BOARD

Hany Rashwan

CEO & CO-FOUNDER, MEMBER OF THE BOARD

Ophelia Snyder

PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER, MEMBER OF THE BOARD

Lucy Reynolds

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Garrison Gibbons

SVP, PEOPLE & ADMIN

Isabell Moessler

SVP, GLOBAL HEAD OF DISTRIBUTION

Join the Team

Join 21.co in bridging TradFi and DeFi. We are looking for bright minds to join our growing global team

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