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The newsletter platform Substack laid off 13 employees today, mostly in HR and writer support roles. Co-founder and CEO Chris Best informed the company after holding meetings with the affected…

Substack cuts 13 jobs to avoid raising more venture capital

Andreessen Horowitz is launching a new vertical fund exclusively focused on opportunities in the games industry. The new $600 million fund brings a pool of dedicated capital and a new…

Andreessen Horowitz debuts $600 million fund for games investments

Nike is taking a plunge deeper into the world of crypto collectibles, announcing that they’re acquiring the NFT studio RTFKT (pronounced “artifact”). The acquisition announcement comes at an opportune time…

Nike acquires NFT collectibles studio RTFKT

Switzerland-based privacy tech startup Nym Technologies, which is trying to commercialize an old idea for privacy-centric infrastructure (mixnets) by combining it with buzzy crypto incentives, has closed $13 million in…

Mixnet maker Nym tops up with $13M led by a16z’s crypto fund

As the crypto market continues to push toward new heights, investors are finding heightened LP appetite for exposure to the space, leading to new venture funds that are huge —…

Crypto VC firm Paradigm debuts monster $2.5 billion fund

While investors continue to question whether crypto will swallow up more traditional VC opportunities down the road, it certainly appears that today the blockchain space is eating up the attention…

Variant debuts a new $110M fund for crypto startups, announces Li Jin has joined as a general partner

LA-based game studio Singularity 6 has banked more funding as it scales itself up and readies for the launch of its debut title. The startup tells TechCrunch they’ve raised $30…

Singularity 6 raises $30M to fund upcoming fantasy ‘community simulation’ MMO

In the white-hot creator economy space, startups are increasingly looking to build paint-by-numbers platforms to help budding creators more easily execute on what were once seemingly insurmountable business challenges. The…

Pietra raises $15M from Founders Fund to help creators launch their own product lines

The competition for note-taking is as fierce as it has ever been with plenty of highly-valued productivity startups fighting for an audience it can potentially serve endless productivity offshoots. In…

Note-taking app Mem raises $5.6 million from Andreessen Horowitz

The partners at MaC Venture Capital, the Los Angeles-based investment firm that has just closed on $103 million for its inaugural fund, have spent the bulk of their careers breaking…

Closing on $103M, MaC VC is changing the face of venture capital

The early-stage carbon offset API developer Patch could be another one of Andreessen Horowitz’s early bets on climate tech. According to several people with knowledge of the investment round, former…

Andreessen Horowitz could make the carbon offset API Patch its latest climate bet

Today, Andreessen Horowitz founder Marc Andreessen announced that social media product veteran Sriram Krishnan will be joining the firm as their latest general partner. Krishnan, whose previous roles include stints…

Social platform veteran Sriram Krishnan is Andreessen Horowitz’s latest general partner

Back in 2018, Day One Ventures launched in Silicon Valley specifically designed to be both a VC and an investor that would also lead marketing and communications for its portfolio.…

Two-year-old Day One Ventures raises new $52.5M fund to invest in Valley startups

With travel and tourism rising across Latin America, Casai, a startup combining Airbnb single unit rentals with hotel room amenities, has raised $23 million to expand its business across Latin…

Merging Airbnb and the traditional hotel model, Mexico City’s Casai raises $23 million to grow in Latin America

The gaming company Roblox announced today that it had confidentially filed paperwork with the SEC to make its public debut. In February, the company, which operates a free-to-play gaming empire…

Free-to-play gaming giant Roblox confidentially files to go public

Golden is announcing that it has raised $14.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by previous investor Andreessen Horowitz, with the firm’s co-founder Marc Andreessen joining the…

Golden raises $14.5M to build a wiki-style database of tech knowledge

We’ve been tracking one of the few genuinely interesting stories to come out of the blockchain world, ever since Dfinity raised $102M from Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital for a…

Dfinity’s valuation soars to $9.5Bn after revealing its governance system and token economics

Ben Horowitz, the co-founder and general partner of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, won’t seek re-election to Lyft’s board, according to a document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange…

Ben Horowitz, a16z general partner, is leaving Lyft’s board

Billions of dollars have flowed into startup investing this decade, but the era appears to be closing with the coronavirus pandemic. Limited partners are saying no to younger venture firms…

Startups Weekly: Investors also face a pandemic reckoning

YC-backed Astranis has raised $90 million of new combined debt and equity funding in a Series B round led Venrock, with a sizeable contribution by existing investor (and lead of…

Astranis raises $90 million for its next-gen satellite broadband internet service

Life sciences is big business in venture capital land and firms are raising big dollars to find the companies that will lead the next healthcare revolution. Chief among them is…

Three years after raising $450M, Andreessen is back with a new $750M life sciences fund

Julie Yoo will make investments out of the firm’s bio fund.

Andreessen Horowitz hires Julie Yoo as general partner

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Why is Andreessen Horowitz (and everyone else) investing in Latin America now?

Investments by U.S. venture capital firms into Latin America are skyrocketing and one of the firms leading the charge into deals is none other than Silicon Valley’s Andreessen Horowitz. The firm that shook up Silicon Valley with potentially over-generous term sheets and valuations and an overarching thesis that “software is eating the world” has been…

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Why is Andreessen Horowitz (and everyone else) investing in Latin America now?

Andreessen Horowitz, the storied venture capital firm with investments in Airbnb, Buzzfeed and Coinbase, has reportedly closed on $2.75 billion for two new funds.

A16z ushers in new fund strategy with $2.75B

Ciitizen, the company founded by the creators of Gliimpse (an Apple acquisition that’s been incorporated into the company’s HealthKit) which is developing tools to help patients organize and share their…

Ciitizen raises $17 million to give cancer patients better control over their health records

PagerDuty, the popular service that helps businesses monitor their tech stacks, manage incidents and alert engineers when things go sideways, today announced that it has raised a $90 million Series…

PagerDuty raises $90M to wake up more engineers in the middle of the night

Network effects in venture capital are no joke. Sure, people want to close rounds with brand name funds like Sequoia and Andreessen Horowitz because they validate startups. But perhaps more…

Online VC FundersClub launches Network Search to better connect its 18,000 members

The Twittersphere was just a little bit quieter this morning after Marc Andreessen, father of the Tweetstorm, vacated the platform last night. While there’s no clear answer from him or…

Marc Andreessen suddenly deletes all his tweets, goes on Twitter break

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Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is reason No. 1 to tune in to the RNC with us tonight

He’s witty. He’s thought-provoking. He’s a tweeting machine. Some also believe the big bets pioneered by his venture firm began a fast rise in startup valuations, as hedge funds, mutual funds and others took notice. We…

Marc Andreessen is coming to Disrupt SF