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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

Andreessen Horowitz Announces Largest Crypto Fund Ever at $2.2 Billion, Adds Big Name Advisors Like Former SEC CorpFin Director Bill Hinman

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), one of the world’s leading VCs, has revealed a $2.2 billion crypto fund – the largest of its kind ever. The VC said they believe the next wave of computational innovation will be driven by crypto and they are “radically optimistic about… Read More

Coinbase Investor Andreessen Horowitz Might be Launching New $1 Billion Cryptocurrency focused Fund: Report

Andreessen Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley’s most high-profile VC companies that invests in “software eating the world,” is reportedly planning or looking into establishing a new fund of around $1 billion. According to a report from the FT, this new fund would make strategic investments… Read More

Controversial BitClout Project, which will Offer Social Currency Issued by Digital Artists, Already Facing Lawsuit Before Official Launch

There’s been a lot of hype around non-fungible tokens or NFTs, with many major digital art auctions and opportunities to exchange virtual trading cards. There’s also been a lot of talk among major investors who believe that these scarce tokens may support the future of… Read More

Unprecedented Bitcoin Rally Supported by Best-Performing Quarter for Crypto and DLT Startup Funding Totaling Over $700M in Q4 2020: Report

The current Bitcoin (BTC) bull market has been fueling another major boom in blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) startup deals. Coinbase Ventures had launched back in 2018, which was during the extended cryptocurrency bear market that lasted from early January of that year to… Read More

Jeffrey Amico, Counsel at Andreessen Horowitz, Comments on VC Firm’s Views Regarding Crypto Protocols and Decentralized Governance

Jeffrey Amico, Counsel at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, notes that cryptocurrency protocols are supposed to be governed by these so-called “decentralized” communities of stakeholders. Amico explains that it’s not necessarily the case that decentralized communities are more efficient, or “important” for various ideological reasons, but… Read More

Pave, Formerly Trove, Receives $16 Million Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz

Pave, formerly named Trove and recently rebranded, has received $16 million in an oversubscribed Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Other big names participated in the round including Bessemer Venture Partners, Bezos Expeditions (as in Jeff Bezos), Dash Fund, and Y Combinator. Kristina… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Others Take Part in $11 Million Series A Round for Uniswap, a Non-Custodial Ethereum Token Exchange

Ethereum based Uniswap, a leading non-custodial crypto token exchange, has reportedly secured $11 million through a Series A investment round. Uniswap’s latest funding round was led by giant VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. Union Square Ventures, Version One, Parafi Capital, Variant, SV Angel and A. Capital… Read More

There are Over 30 Partner Banks Representing Hundreds of Fintech Relationships, Rex Salisbury, Partner at a16z Reveals

Rex Salisbury, partner on the Fintech team at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z) and founder of Cambrian, a community at the “white-hot center” of Fintech, reveals that partner banks have “exploded” in recent years. Salisbury confirmed that today, there are over 30 partner banks, which… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz: Growth in the Cryptocurrency Sector has been “Choppy Yet Consistent”

Giant VC firm Andreessen Horowitz is arguing that the growth of social media, application developers, digital asset prices, and the rise of blockchain startups may eventually lead to the development of a more stable cryptocurrency industry. The US-based firm published a report on May 15,… Read More

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