Andreessen Horowitz


Andreessen Horowitz Leads $4.4M Round in DeFi’s Element Finance

Element Finance, which is building a yield-maximizing marketplace for crypto interest rates, has landed some prominent backers.

Business  ·  31 March 2021

Venture-Backed Ethereum Project Optimism Delays Launch

The throughput-boosting Layer 2 project said rushing its mainnet launch could have consequences for unprepared projects.

Tech  ·  26 March 2021
Funding Rounds

NFT Marketplace OpenSea Raises $23M, Led by Andreessen Horowitz

Transaction volume on OpenSea has grown more than 100x over the last six months.

News  ·  18 March 2021

Anchorage, Newly Cleared as US Crypto Bank, Raises $80M From A16z and Others

The round in the crypto custodian was led by GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund.

Business  ·  25 February 2021

Andreessen Horowitz Leads $25M Round in Ethereum Scaling Solution

The titan of Silicon Valley VC is leading a major round in Optimism.

Business  ·  24 February 2021

Validator Vote Transitions NEAR Protocol to Proof-of-Stake Mainnet

The Andreessen Horowitz-backed blockchain project successfully transitioned to Phase 2 of Mainnet after a suprise validator vote.

Tech  ·  13 October 2020

Andreessen Horowitz Gets FTC OK for Unspecified Coinbase Transaction

It is unclear at press time whether the approval is for a16z’s previously disclosed purchase of shares in Coinbase or for a new purchase.

News  ·  24 September 2020

Andreessen Horowitz Forecasts Fourth Crypto Bull Cycle

a16z says high quality projects in the past cycle (some being startups in its own portfolio) will drive growth in the next.

Business  ·  18 May 2020
Pantera Capital

NEAR Protocol Launches Following $21M Token Sale Led by Andreessen Horowitz

NEAR announced Monday the closing of a $21.6 million token sale involving a16z, Pantera and others. It also revealed the stealth-mode launch of the NEAR mainnet on April 22.

Tech  ·  4 May 2020

Andreessen Horowitz Doubles Down on Crypto Investments With New $515M Fund

Andressen Horowitz pointed to next-generation payments, decentralized finance, new monetization models and Web3 as use cases it would look into for its new $515 million fund.

News  ·  30 April 2020
Venture Capital

VC Firm Andreessen Horowitz Targets $450M for Second Crypto Fund: Report

Sources told the Financial Times that Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is raising another crypto fund, reportedly targeted at $450 million.

Business  ·  14 April 2020
Data Storage

Filecoin, But Forever: Arweave Raises $5 Million to Build Out ‘Permaweb’

Arweave, a startup building a decentralized storage protocol for the world's knowledge, raises $5 million via token sale from a16z, USV and Multicoin.

Markets  ·  5 November 2019
Funding Rounds

A16z, Polychain Invest $25 Million in Crypto Payments Startup Celo

Mobile-friendly cryptocurrency payments startup Celo has raised millions from A16z and Polychain in a private token sale.

Business  ·  3 April 2019

University of Michigan Considers Further Investment in A16z’s Crypto Fund

The University of Michigan, which has an endowment valued at about $12 billion, may further invest in Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto fund.

Business  ·  22 February 2019

CFTC Official to Congress: Don’t Be ‘Hasty’ With Crypto Rules

LabCFTC director Daniel Gorfine advocated for thoughtful regulation of the cryptocurrency space in Congressional testimony Wednesday.

Policy & regulation  ·  18 July 2018