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Andreessen Horowitz debuts $600 million fund for games investments

The new $600 million fund brings a pool of dedicated capital and a new internal structure dedicated to sourcing deals inside the games vertical.

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Real-time database startup Imply reaches unicorn status with $100M infusion

Imply Data, a startup developing a real-time database platform, has raised $100 million in a venture funding round valuing the company at $1.1...

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A dive into Haun Ventures with the firm’s first deal lead, Sam Rosenblum

Sam Rosenblum never imagined he would work at a crypto-focused investment firm. A Southern California native who spent a “large portion of my...

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Postmates founder banks $23 million for his new crypto startup TipTop

Postmates founder Bastian Lehmann’s new crypto startup TipTop was lightly teased out a few weeks ago, but now the stealth startup is sharing...

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Fanhouse was built by creators, for creators (and they mean it)

Rosie Nguyen (@jasminericegirl) talks about how her experiences as a creator have shaped the way she's building Fanhouse, a new creator...

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a16z, Coatue, USV invest in $725M developer fund for Dapper’s Flow blockchain

The web3 world is continuing to discover that it’s a lot harder to build a developer ecosystem than it is to build a platform. The Flow...

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Haun Ventures leads $50M round in NFT startup Zora Labs

The NFT ecosystem continues to chug along, but the vast majority of volume is still moving through the centralized halls of NFT marketplace OpenSea,...

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Sequoia, Binance and a16z back Elon Musk’s $44 billion bid for Twitter

A group investors including Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Binance and Fidelity are backing Elon Musk's $44 billion bid to acquire...

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Syndicate raises “informal” round from over 50 partners to bring DAOs to the masses

Investors such as a16z, Circle, OpenSea, Uniswap and Carta participated in Syndicate's latest funding round.

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How Graphite turned an internal side project into a $20M Series A

Graphite’s founders came from Facebook, Airbnb and Square, three companies where they had access to sophisticated code review tools. When they...

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Andreessen Horowitz plans $500 million investment in Indian startups

Andreessen Horowitz is looking to get aggressive in India; it has earmarked about $500 million to back Indian startups.

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Sequoia’s Shaun Maguire on competition and conviction in crypto venture — ‘A lot of VCs… are going to pull back’

As crypto continues its wild rise, storied venture firm Sequoia is not just competing with the a16z’s of the world but with a rising crop of...

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Inventa poised to enter Mexico, Colombia with its supplier marketplace

Its technology connects retailers with suppliers for inventory discovery and product recommendation.

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Why a16z pitched Deel to lead its Series A

Deel CEO Alex Bouaziz didn't have a pitch deck to share on TechCrunch Live. That's because Deel raised a total of $629 million without one.

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Deal terms feel like dart boards these days

The standard deal of an accelerator says a lot about which founders they plan to attract.

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DJ and crypto startup founder 3LAU explains the value behind music NFTs

Crypto's music man 3LAU on how NFTs for music royalties can help artists and fans alike

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If you could go to Andreessen Horowitz or YC as a startup, which would you choose?

We dug into Natasha's coverage of the latest early-stage effort from a16z, and what it could mean for competition with Y Combinator, among other...

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Daily Crunch: Elon Musk unveils three-pronged strategy to fund his $43B Twitter purchase

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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a16z debuts new crypto research team led by Columbia, Stanford researchers

In the world of crypto, where vast amounts of investment are pouring into young and scrappy teams building uncharted technology, it’s...

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Practice your pitch today on TechCrunch Live with Deel and A16z

TechCrunch Live is back! After a short break (because we were at TechCrunch Early Stage), the weekly show resumes today, and we’re excited to...

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Decentralized identity startup Spruce wants to help users control their sign-in data

Web3 startup Spruce is developing "sign-in with Ethereum" to let users decide what they share with platforms

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Daily Crunch: Since December 2021, Better.com has laid off nearly half of its workforce

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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Why does a16z need its own Y Combinator?

So, why does a16z need its own Y Combinator? The better question appears to be: Why not?

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Andreessen Horowitz unveils piloted program for early-stage entrepreneurs

In exchange for an unannounced percentage of ownership, a16z START offers early-stage founders up to $1 million in venture capital. The checks are...

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Hear Deel’s $14m winning pitch to A16z on TechCrunch Live

Deel’s timeline is impressive: Founded in 2018, entered YC and raised its seed round in 2019. In 2020, the company raised a Series A and Series...

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Crypto is altering the investing landscape for even the most disciplined VCs

Is it hype, is it crypto, or is it both at the same time?

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What the Binance bailout of Axie Infinity means for crypto’s future

The stakes are high for Axie’s response to the biggest known DeFi hack, and all of crypto is invested in its success.

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Axie Infinity creator raises $150M round to compensate victims of ~$625M Ronin hack

Axie Infinity developer Sky Mavis gets cash infusion led by Binance to reimburse victims of Ronin hack, one of crypto's biggest

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