Many entrepreneurs have used the crypto boom to plot the next phase of their Silicon Valley character arc, but few have an active television series chronicling their misdeeds.
This week, Adam Newman made his post-WeWork debut, co-founded a blockchain-based carbon credit marketplace, and — more impressively — raised $70 million in funding, nearly half of which came from VCs. And the other part came from A. Private Token Sale.
News of the deal led by Andreessen Horowitz hit Twitter, so naturally we got to discuss it this week…
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This week, we got into Newman news dissecting Andreessen Horowitz’s latest crypto mega-fund, which has some zeros. The $4.5 billion Crypto Fund IV doubles the size of the firm’s final fund that launched a year ago. This is a very turbulent time for the industry – tokens are crashing, blockchains are bursting, investors are liquidating and the outlook is grim. But as crypto companies are finding ways to weather the storm, this week we talked a little bit about FTX, which announced its foray into stock trading.
Our guest: Grace Isoford of Lux Capital
In our interview this week, we sat down with Grace Isford. Isford is an investor in Lux Capital where she supports crypto startups focused on scalability and security. In our extensive talk, we talked about the biggest scaling problems facing Web3 and how consumers can stay safe and accept the risk at the same time.
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