Messenger founder Pavel Durov has refused several high-profile investors, including Russian.
The minimum investment in the Telegram during the ICO will be $20 million. this is with reference to own sources “Vedomosti”.
According to three sources, the company plans to engage in the pre-ICO $500 million and $850 million minimum amount of investment is $20 million, to anchor investors — $50 million.
According to interlocutors of the edition, the company has many offers from potential investors that the Telegram denies some of them, including investors from Russia. Pavel Durov seeks to attract Russian money, because he wants “to build a global company,” said an unnamed participant in the negotiations with the managers of Telegram.
One of the sources of “Vedomosti” considers that Telegram selects investors based on proximity to management and their personal fame. The place of residence does not matter, he said.
Participant of negotiations with the Telegram, which offered the company $40 million and was turned down, said that some investors offered to perebegaet part of their token Telegram at a premium of 40%.
8 January 2018 TechCrunch told about the Telegram plans to raise $3-5 billion with ICO. According to sources, the cryptocurrency messenger will be called Gram, the tokens will be released in 2019. 15 January in the Internet appeared the document, allegedly representing the technical documentation of the alleged blockchain-TON platform and cryptocurrency Gram.