a16z crypto

Founded 2009

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Total investments 9
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$11M
Portfolio companies 9
Rounds per year 0.75
Lead investments 3
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.22
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Internet
  • Financial Services
  • Web Development
Summary

The main office of represented VC is situated in the Menlo Park. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the a16z crypto, startups are often financed by SV Angel, Polychain, Yes VC. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Polychain, Fred Ehrsam, Andreessen Horowitz. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by The House Fund.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Finance, Web Hosting. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Arweave, dYdX, CryptoKitties. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund.

We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2019. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 47 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

XMTP

Cryptocurrency
Software
1
$20M31 Aug 2021 United States, Austin

Eco

Cryptocurrency
Financial Exchanges
Financial Services
FinTech
Payments
1
$26M05 Mar 2021 United States, San Francisco

Reflexer Labs

Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
1
$1M05 Aug 2020 United States, San Francisco

Arweave

Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
Data Storage
Information Technology
Internet
Web Development
Web Hosting
1
$8M05 Mar 2020 United Kingdom, London

Arweave

Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
Data Storage
Information Technology
Internet
Web Development
Web Hosting
1
$5M06 Nov 2019 United Kingdom, London

CryptoKitties

Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
Internet
Mobile Apps
Online Games
1
$11M14 Sep 2019 Canada, Vancouver

Blockchain
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Payments
n/a
$30M02 Apr 2019 United States, San Francisco

Forte

Blockchain
Developer Platform
Developer Tools
eSports
Gaming
Video Games
1
12 Mar 2019 United States, San Francisco
News
Eco Raises $60M in Funding

– Eco, a San Francisco, CA-based smart money company, raised $60M in funding.
– The round was co-led by Activant Capital and L Catterton with participation from existing investors, including a16z Crypto, as well as new backers Lightspeed Venture Partners, LionTree Partners, Valor Equity Partners, and dozens of others.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its product roadmap to consolidate all financial tools into a single wallet.

UnitedMasters Secures $50M Series B

– UnitedMasters, an independent music distribution platform and tool factory, has raised a $50m Series B round led by Apple.
A16z and Alphabet are participating again in this raise.
– United Masters is also entering a strategic partnership with Apple alongside this investment.

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