Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has announced the launch of a new $4.5 billion fund for cryptocurrency and blockchain companies. It stated that $1.5 billion will be allocated to seed investments and $3 billion to venture capital investments.
Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) announced on Wednesday that it will launch a $4.5 billion fund for crypto and blockchain entrepreneurs.
Despite the market downturn, the organization is betting on new opportunities.
It stated that $1.5 billion of the fund will be committed to seed investments, with the remaining $3 billion going to venture investments.
The ‘Crypto Fund 4’ fund has been in the works for some time; the Financial Times revealed in January that the corporation was creating a new fund.
In an interview with CNBC, general partner Arianna Simpson stated that “bear markets are often when the best opportunities arise, when people are actually able to focus on building technology rather than getting distracted by short-term price activity.”
The Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm already has three funds dedicated to the sector, the first of which debuted four years ago.
Previously renowned for investments in Instagram and Slack, the company initially entered the cryptocurrency market in 2013 with an investment in Coinbase. It has since invested in a number of cryptocurrency businesses, including Avalanche, OpenSea, Solana, and Yuga Labs.
The new announcement extends its overall commitment to cryptocurrency and blockchain to more than $7.6 billion. a16z also invested in former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann’s Flowcarbon, which aims to address environmental issues using blockchain-based carbon trading technologies, last week.
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