New-Jersey based betting exchange, Prophet Exchange (Prophet), has acquired over $10.0m in funding to advance its peer-to-peer, high frequency exchange.
The company is backed by funds from MIXI Inc, Ninjabet.com and Chicago Trading Company. In a statement by Prophet Exchange, it says the backing by these companies is “a validation for their peer-to-peer exchange model”.
In regard to the peer-to-peer model, chief operating officer and co-founder, Jake Benzaquen states that “to be frank, something has always bothered us about ‘the house always wins'”.
“At Prophet, we win only when the user wins,” Benzaquen said. “As the first pro-consumer betting exchange in the country, we believe it’s time for the house to lose a few hands.”
Prophet aims to use these funds to work towards profitibility and grow its tech offering. Additionally, it is to develop consumer-based functions such as increased liquidity, growing the roster of events and offering smart-wallet technology.