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Web3 Fight: Jack Dorsey Blocked by Marc Andreessen on Twitter

Talk to the hand. Marc Andreessen has blocked Jack Dorsey on Twitter, perhaps a first for Dorsey who shared the screenshot on the social network he founded.   I’m officially banned from web3 pic.twitter.com/RrEIAuqE6f — jack⚡️ (@jack) December 22, 2021 The virtual joust came about… Read More

Nansen Scores $75M Series B, Attracts Tiger Global, Andreessen Horowitz as Investors

Nansen, a blockchain data analytics platform, has raised a $75 million Series B round led by Accel. GIC, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Tiger Global, and SCB 10X are among the VCs and angel investors who also participated in the round. This funding will be used to… Read More

Paradigm Co-Founders Celebrate $2.5B Raise For New Crypto Investment Fund

Paradigm, a firm investing in cryptocurrency-based startups, said this week it has raised $2.5 billion from investors to create the largest-ever cryptocurrency investment fund. If true, it would kick Andreessen Horowitz out of the top spot. The sum also surpasses the initial $1.5 billion target…. Read More

Matter Labs Raises $50 Million in Round Led by a16z

Matter Labs, a company looking to provide an Ethereum Layer 2 scaling protocol, has raised $50 million in new funding. The investment was led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). Additional investors included Placeholder, Dragonfly and 1kx. Matter Labs said that a second financing was closed with… Read More

Deel Raises Huge $425 Million Series D at $5.5 Billion Valuation

Deel has just raised $425 million at a valuation of $5.5 billion, according to a note from the company. Deel claims the title as the “highest valued company in the global hiring, payments, and compliance space.” The Series D funding round was led by Coatue,… 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

TrustToken Raises $12.5 Million, Andreessen Horowitz Among Backers

TrustToken, creators of TUSD, has raised a $12.5 million round of funding to scale TrueFi, its DeFi protocol for collateral-free loans which is powered by on-chain credit scores. The strategic funding round is led by Blocktower with participation from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and Alameda Research through the purchase of TRU, TrueFi’s native… Read More

NFT Auction Marketplace OpenSea is Valued at $1.5 Billion After Fresh Funding

NFT auction marketplace OpenSea is now a Unicorn. The platform that witnessed massive traction earlier this year raised $100 million in a Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz at $1.5 billion, as per a TechCrunch report. The startup, which raised $23 million in Series… Read More

Crypto Wallet Phantom Bags $9 Million in Funding From Andreessen Horowitz and Others

Phantom, a multi-chain crypto wallet, has raised $9 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz  (A16z).  Variant Fund, Jump Capital, DeFi Alliance, and Solana Foundation also participated in the round along with Garry Tan, an early Coinbase investor and other angel investors from Compound, dYdX, Audius, Lolli, and Ethereum Foundation. Phantom plans to use… 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

House Financial Services Committee Testimony Highlights the Need to Improve IPO Market, Increase Access to Private Securities Offerings

Late last month, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing addressing the topic of capital formation and the state of the US initial public offering market. While several witnesses focused on the rapid rise of SPACs, one witness pointed to the precipitous decline… Read More

Internet Computer Source Code Now Publicly Available, Supported by CHF 200 Million Program Announced by DFINITY

The Internet Computer’s source code is now available publicly. As noted in an update from its developers, the code “details the technical designs, novel protocol math, and cryptography behind the decentralized computing network.” Back in 2016, the DFINITY Foundation had started on its mission to… 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

U.S. Fintech Greenlight Raises $260 Million Through Series D Funding Round Led By Andreessen Horowitz

Less than a year after securing $215 million through its Series C funding round, Greenlight Financial Technology, Inc., a U.S.-based fintech company that created a smart debit card for kids, teens, and college students, announced on Tuesday it raised an additional $260 million through its… Read More

Current Raises $220 Million Series D, Now Valued at $2.2 Billion – Triples in Value in Just 5 Months

Current, a fast-growing neo-bank, has raised $220 million at a valuation of $2.2 billion. Current notes that the company has tripled in value in the past 5 months. In total, Current has raised $400 million in venture funding. The Series D funding round was led… 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

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