October 16, 2017
Circle Acquires Trigger and Opens New York Office
Today we welcome the Trigger Finance team as they merge efforts with Circle to help deliver new investment products for crypto assets. The Trigger team will also anchor our new office location in New York City, as the Big Apple joins our growing list of talent centers in Boston, San Francisco, Dublin, London and Beijing.
Trigger was a mobile investing platform that removed emotion from the investing process through simple “If This, Then That” investment rules. Trigger served thousands of retail investors who used it to track a variety of asset classes such as US equities, crypto currencies, commodities, and various currency pairs. “Triggers” used for tracking events and making investments in crypto assets comprised the fastest growing part of their customer base.
Trigger’s team includes former technologists from Google and traders from Wall Street who have a passion for building products for everyday consumers and investors. Trigger’s founders were graduates of Cornell Tech’s engineering graduate school and Trigger was a recent participant in the Morgan Stanley Multicultural Innovation Lab.
Circle uses cryptographic assets and public blockchains seamlessly as payment rails, and we plan to continue bringing the world of open money protocols to more people by leveraging our infrastructure and trading operations in the form of new mobile products for individual retail investors. We’re thrilled that the Trigger team now joins us in creating these new products, and we’re thrilled to open our new location in New York City — where we are hiring now!