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Andreessen Horowitz Launches Crypto Fund; Names First Female Partner
After months of rumors, Andreessen Horowitz finally announced the launch of A16z crypto, a $300M venture fund that the venture capital giant will use to invest in crypto companies and protocols. Chris Dixon, a general partner for A16z who has been at the forefront of Andreessen Horowitz's efforts in the cryptocurrency, said in a statement announcing the launch that the
True Global Ventures Unveil the Future of Angel and VC Funds
Always wondered what the angel and venture funds of the future would be like? Well, True Global Ventures founder Dušan Stojanović might have something for you. Speaking at the NexChange Blockchain O2O Blockchain Summit, the prominent VC detailed a decentralized blockchain AI fund he’s working on that not only improves on the current angel and venture fund model, but could
How AngelVest is Using Blockchain to Create a 'Democratized Investment Platform'
By utilizing blockchain technology - specifically through smart contracts - Shanghai-based AngelVest aims to create a highly scalable platform that will give all accredited individual investors access to deals they likely wouldn't be able to access, while significantly reducing the fund administration costs for these investors. Founder David Chen spoke at NexChange's Block O2O Global Summit in Hong Kong, where
Massive Growth of Crypto Funds Continues in 2018
Despite Falling Prices and Regulatory Hurdles, Hedge Funds and Venture Capital Launch Cryptocurrency Investment Funds at Record Pace. Rohnert Park, CA, April 26, 2018 – Prices for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are off about 50% from their December 2017 highs and the SEC has announced its intent to investigate over 100 crypto hedge funds. Yet those hurdles haven’t slowed
NexChange to Host Blockbuster Blockchain Conference in Hong Kong
Here’s something that’ll excite Asia’s blockchain enthusiasts. Blockchain and cryptocurrency leaders are set to come to Hong Kong on May 8 for NexChange’s Block O2O Blockchain Summit. The summit, which aims to drive blockchain investment, understanding, and progress, features blockchain bigwigs such as Nick Spanos, founding member of the BitcoinCenter in New York and current CEO and co-founder of Zap.org,
Initial Coin Offerings > Venture Capital?
Article by RCM Alternatives We recently went over the basics of blockchain and Bitcoin in in our latest webinar, and one of the main topics surrounded the ICO, or initial coin offering, as creating a more equal and de-centralized playing field for people with ideas that want to turn them into companies. See 2017 Hedge Fund Letters. So what exactly
HK Conglomerate Backs British Healthtech Startup
Healthtech fundraising may have been a little quiet this month, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been some big ones going on in the background. According to their website, British healthtech AI startup Medopad has scored $28 million for the first close of its Series A round. It plans to raise $120 million over the next few months through equity
VC Bitcoin Fintech Deals Spike 100% in Q2
To say demand for Bitcoin fintech is heating up, would be a big understatement. At the beginning of July, payments processor Vantiv made an offer for UK-based Worldpay, which operates in the same sector. Vantiv soon found itself embroiled in a takeover battle with one of the world’s largest banks, JPMorgan Chase as it tried to bag Worldpay for itself.
The World Business Angel Investment Forum Returns to Istanbul!
After the success of the inaugural World Business Angel Investment Forum (WBAF) in 2016, the WBAF returns to Istanbul this year with a new focus: how corporate businesses can foster open innovation and deliver more value through partnerships with angel investors, start-ups, and SMEs. Over 90% of early-stage investments in Europe come from angel investors, and according to OECD reports,
Currency Exchange Startup uChange Completes Seed Round
Currency exchange platform uChange has recently completed a seed funding round of $500,000, according to the company. UChange is an Israeli based app that connects two people in close proximity to each other who are holding opposite currencies and want to exchange the same amount of cash. Read more at Benzinga. Photo: M4D Group