Venture Capital

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Blockchange Ventures’ Ken Seiff: Betting on Crypto’s Base Layer and a Multi-Chain Future

Section 1:10 Ken Seiff is the general partner of Blockchange Ventures, one of the longest standing venture funds focusing on early stage blockchain startups. One of his very first forays intor crypto was as one of the investors in Ethereum’s token sale, as I describe in my book, The Infinite Machine. He went on to …

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Startup Icon AngelList Embraces DeFi by Opening Site to USDC

Add AngelList to the ever-lengthening list of mainstream tech outfits going crypto. On Tuesday it started letting investors use USDC-enabled funds on its site.  It’s a significant move. For the last decade, AngelList’s online bulletin board for angel investors and job-seekers has made it a valuable utility in the U.S. startup scene by playing matchmaker …

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FTX Breaks Crypto Funding Round Record with $900M Series B

Bucking a bearish crypto market, FTX, the two-year-old cryptocurrency exchange, announced a $900M Series B funding round at a valuation of $18B, the company said in a statement released yesterday.  The deal is a clear sign that for all the angst in the markets, well-heeled investors are only too eager to play the long game …

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Venture Round Led by a16z Makes OpenSea Latest NFT Unicorn

The NFT marketplace OpenSea has reached a $1.5B valuation after a $100M Series B funding round led by a16z. This makes OpenSea the newest NFT-based unicorn, or a privately held startup company valued over $1B. A16z also led OpenSea’s $23M Series A round in March. This year, the venture giant also invested in Dapper Labs, …

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V3 is Winding Back a Bit of the Uniswap Revolution Its Going to be Very Influential Dan Robinson

“V3 is Winding Back a Bit of the Uniswap Revolution; It’s Going to be Very Influential:” Dan Robinson

In this week’s episode we speak with Dan Robinson, a research partner at Paradigm, one of the most active VC funds in DeFi and crypto. One of the fund’s investments is Unsiwap, where Dan also had a central role in the design of v3, the latest version of DeFi’s most popular decentralized exchange. Dan talks about why …

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