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Andreessen Horowitz Reportedly Raises $7.2B for Venture Strategies Including Consumer Apps And Fintech

Andreessen Horowitz has reportedly raised $7.2B for the following venture strategies: American Dynamism ($600M), Apps ($1B), Games ($600M), Infrastructure ($1.25B), and Growth ($3.75B). This marks an important milestone for the firm. When Marc and Ben Horowitz started the firm in 2009, the conventional wisdom in… Read More

Eco, the Crypto Payments Fintech, Announces Acquisition of Join, a Stablecoin-powered Commerce App

Eco Inc, the crypto payments company with $95 million in funding from a16z, Coinbase Ventures, and other top technology investors, announced the acquisition of Join, a stablecoin-powered shopping app. This acquisition aligns with Eco’s vision to “create a more efficient, decentralized payment system, breaking away… Read More

Crypto and Blockchain Insights: a16zcrypto Shares Developments They’re Looking Forward to Exploring in 2024

VC firm Andreessen Horowitz has shared a comprehensive crypto-assets and blockchain ecosystem update / recap as we all get ready to enter “a new era of decentralization.” According to a16z, we keep seeing over and over again that when control of a powerful system or… Read More

Fintech Startup Black Ore Raises $60M to Bring AI to Financial Services

Black Ore, an AI platform for financial services, launched today and announced $60 million in financing led by a16z and Oak HC/FT. The company plans to use the funds from the investment round to onboard new customers, “grow its team, and accelerate the development of… Read More

Web3 Company Bastion Raises $25 Million in Seed Funding

Emerging from stealth mode, Bastion says it has raised $25 million in seed funding. The company was founded by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) alums and, of course, a16z Crypto led the funding round that also received the backing of Autograph, Laser Digital Ventures, Not Boring Capital,… Read More

Jeeves, a Financial Operating System, to Support Prepaid Cards, Cross-Border Payments

Jeeves, a financial operating system built for global companies, backed by investors including Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), CRV, and Tencent, has expanded its product offering to include prepaid cards and cross-border payments. Jeeves launched publicly 22 months ago “with corporate credit cards as its initial product… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) Announces Expansion to United Kingdom, Looks to Boost Blockchain Development

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) announced that it will open its first international office in London and that it is planning the next Crypto Startup School accelerator program “to take place in the UK in Spring 2024.” a16z’s U.K. office will allow it “to work closely with… Read More

a16z Relaunches Crypto Startup School, Expands Into Accelerator Program

a16z (Andreessen Horowitz) has relaunched its Crypto Startup School (CSS), while expanding the program into a crypto accelerator, according to a blog post. a16z is one of the best-known VCs in Silicon Valley. While backing various industry sectors, including Fintech, a16z has emerged as a… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz Bets Big on Adam Neumann’s Flow with $350 Million Investment

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has committed $350 million to WeWork founder Adam Neumann’s new startup Flow, which is scheduled to launch in 2023. According to reports, a16z invested the funds in the startup at a $1 billion valuation. In a blog post, a16z outlined the premise… Read More

a16z Leads $5 Million Seed Round in Adim

Adim, an entertainment-tech company “composed of storytellers,” has raised $5 million in a Seed round led by a16z. Co-founded by Rob McElhenney, Chase Rosenblatt, Melissa Kaspers, Spencer Marell, and Richard Rosenblatt, Adim’s mission is to usher in “more accessible and rewarding future for entertainment by… Read More

Digital Assets: Andreessen Horowitz Launches Fourth Crypto Fund, Totaling $4.5B

Since the advent of computing in the 1940s, there has been a “major computing cycle” every 10-15 years, including PCs in the ‘80s, the internet in the ‘90s, and mobile computing in the ‘00s. The team at Andreessen Horowitz believes that blockchains will “power the… Read More

The Definition of “Exchange” and Regulation ATS: Comments on the Proposed Rule Change by SEC and the Impact to Digital Asset Markets

As was noted last week, this past January the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments to the Exchange Act and the definition of an Exchange as well as Regulation ATS (Alternative Trading System). While described in relatively benign terms, the language of the proposed… Read More

Katie Haun’s Crypto VC Fund Secures $1.5B After She Left Andreessen Horowitz in December

Katie Haun, a former federal prosecutor, is currently focused on cryptocurrency investing. Her VC company has acquired $1.5 billion in capital. Haun Ventures confirmed the launch of a $500 million early-stage fund and another $1 billion in funding for more established firms that are focused… Read More

Rutter Attracts $27M Series A to Grow E-Commerce API

Rutter, a Fintech building a universal commerce API, or “Plaid for Commerce” has raised a $27M Series A financing round led by a16z. This round also includes participation from new and existing investors including Comma Capital, Basis Set Ventures, Haystack, Mischief Capital, The Chainsmokers and… Read More

a16z Crypto Selects New Head of Regulatory Michele Korver

Michele Korver has joined a16z Crypto as its new Head of Regulatory. According to a note from a16z, Korver has a reputation as the DOJ [Department of Justice] “crypto czar” having spent more than 25 years in government and law enforcement. Korver started her career… Read More

DAOs: Distributed Autonomous Organizations Might Become Core of Governance Models in Metaverse, Ontology Explains

Ontology Network, which claims to be a high performance, open-source blockchain specializing in digital identity and data, notes that VC firm a16z is entering the DAO field via strategic investments into various DAO initiatives, like the recent investments in social DAO project, FWB. Since last… Read More

A16Z Leads $5 Million Investment in Sound.xyz, a Music NFT Platform

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Sound.xyz, a Music NFT Platform, has raised $5 million in a funding round led by a16z. a16z General Partner Ali Yahya tweeted about the investment earlier today stating he is “beyond excited to announce that a16z is leading Sound.xyz’s initial funding round. “Music is the… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz Re-Ups in Addi’s $75M Funding Round

Addi, a fintech and digital commerce startup based in Bogota and Sao Paulo, this week announced new equity funding for $75 million, led by Greycroft with participation from new investors GGV Capital, Citius Capital, and Intersection Growth Partners, as well as existing investors Andreessen Horowitz,… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz Leads $4.6 Million Investment in Yield Guild Games

Yield Guild Games (YGG) has raised $4.6 million in a funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). The funding was said to have been finalised prior to the YGG token sale on July 27 and was joined by Kingsway Capital, Infinity Ventures Crypto, Atelier Ventures,… Read More

Bond Street Founder David Haber Joins Andreessen Horowitz as GP

Former Bond Street CEO and founder David Haber has joined Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) as a General Partner – becoming the first full-time GP based in Manhattan. Bond Street, once an independent online lender for SMEs, the Fintech was acquired by Goldman Sachs in 2017 with… Read More

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