Andreessen Horowitz launches free crypto startup school
Last month, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) general partner Chris Dixon announced at TechCrunch Disrupt that the VC firm would run a free crypto startup school. And the company is officially launching its
Pegging Libra to just the $ could soothe regulators, a16z says
What if Libra wasn’t backed by a basket of international currencies, but only the dollar? Regulatory pushback to the Facebook-led cryptocurrency Libra has caused major partners — including
Andreessen Horowitz hires Julie Yoo as general partner
Julie Yoo will make investments out of the firm's bio fund.
Chris Dixon from a16z announces free crypto startup school at TechCrunch Disrupt
Chris Dixon, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, announced a new crypto-related startup school at TechCrunch Disrupt today in San Francisco. Dixon says that the firm is not looking for equity, b
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Chris Dixon is coming to talk crypto — and much more — at Disrupt SF
It’s 2019, and most institutional money managers are still taking a wait-and-see approach to crypto assets, concerned in part about market manipulation schemes and other nefarious actors. Though
Anchorage emerges with $17M from a16z for ‘omnimetric’ crypto security
I’m not allowed to tell you exactly how Anchorage keeps rich institutions from being robbed of their cryptocurrency, but the off-the-record demo was damn impressive. Judging by the $17 million Serie
DFINITY raises $102M from a16z and Polychain for a decentralised ‘Internet Computer’ to rival AWS
Since blockchain technology appeared, there has been a persistent problem in its development: how to make it scale to billions of users. Bitcoin was famously never really designed for this, and today
Andreessen Horowitz has a new crypto fund — and its first female general partner is running it with Chris Dixon
Silicon Valley powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has some big, and bigger, news today. First, it closed a dedicated crypto fund late last week from a subset of its limited partners, who’ve p
A16Z and Founders Fund sink $28M into IRL asset blockchain Harbor
Harbor helps businesses legally issue cryptocurrency tokens that represent ownership of real-world assets like real estate, fine art, company equity, and investment funds. This “tokenizationR
Bill Gurley doesn’t think these giant new funds are such a great idea
“It’s not just the size of the funds but the velocity” at which VCs are returning to their investors, known as limited partners (or LPs), says an astonished Bill Gurley of the venture firm Bench
Chris Dixon on competing with Internet giants for budding AI and VR talent
VC Chris Dixon of Andreessen Horowitz thinks it’s a lot harder to predict financial cycles than it is to see a new computing platform coming down the pike. As he noted in a recent post, new cy
Envoy Lands $15M From Andreessen Horowitz To Digitize The Office
Envoy, the startup behind an iPad app designed "to kill the lobby sign-in book" -- as we reported last year when it landed $1.5 million -- is perhaps not one that you'd associate with such fundraising
Andreessen Horowitz’s Chris Dixon Predicts 10 NYC Unicorns In A Half Decade
Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015, our own Ryan Lawler sat down with Chris Dixon of Andreessen Horowitz to dig into the investor's strategy and how successful the New York technology scene will prov
Meet The Disrupt NY 2015 Speakers And Judges
Disrupt NY is just a few days away, and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak throughout the three-day-long conference. You can stil
Chris Dixon Is Coming To Disrupt NY To Talk About All The Weird Shit He’s Investing In
Today we're pleased to announce that Chris Dixon, a venture capitalist at Andreessen Horowitz, will be joining us at Disrupt NY. This is great news, and let me tell you why. Usually venture capital
Improbable Lands $20M From Andreessen Horowitz For Distributed Simulation Tech
Improbable, a London-based company that provides the backend plumbing to make large-scale virtual reality possible, has landed a $20 million investment from Andreessen Horowitz.
Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench
The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — Heartbleed security hole, changing landscape of Twitter notifications, Brendan Eich's exit f