Foxconn Backs Blockchain Identity Startup in $7 Million Series A Round

Identity startup Cambridge Blockchain has closed a $7 million Series A round led by HCM Capital, the investing arm of the Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group.

According to Tuesday’s announcement, Foxconn is “exploring deployments” of software developed by Cambridge Blockchain to improve the management of connected devices and global supply chains.

Other participants in the financing round include Partech Ventures and Digital Currency Group, both of which also invested in Cambridge Blockchain’s $2 million funding round in February 2017.

The funding also marks the latest move by the Foxconn unit in financing startups in the blockchain space. Explaining its interest in this use case, Jack Lee, founding managing partner of HCM Capital, said in a statement:

Other participants in the financing round include Partech Ventures and Digital Currency Group, both of which also invested in Cambridge Blockchain’s $2 million funding round in February 2017.