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NFT summer in New York is in full swing amid crypto winter

Anita and Lucas discuss the NFT NYC conference and dive into recent DAO and dogecoin drama

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As DAOs continue to blossom, here’s how to keep yours from wilting

This past year has been one big growth spurt for DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations) but not everyone in the space is convinced that...

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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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New Zealand gets its first crypto, web3-focused VC fund

New Zealand-based VC Global from Day 1 (GD1) launches $5 million web3/crypto fund, the country's first dedicated fund in the crypto, blockchain...

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Despite tooling limitations, DAO optimists see new use cases for a democratic, token-based future

The adoption of DAOs has skyrocketed in the past year, and participants believe this is just the beginning, claiming more use cases will form in the...

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DeFi & The Future of Programmable Money goes online this week — register today!

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Gearing up for demo day

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Every...

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Learn about LobsterDAO, an influential community of engineers, devs and founders at DeFi & The Future of Programmable Money

DeFi & The Future of Programmable Money, a one-day virtual conference on March 30, offers something for everyone involved with, or interested in...

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How Lido raises the stakes for crypto and DeFi investors

The world’s most-used blockchain, Ethereum, is switching to a new validation system this summer called proof-of-stake (PoS). PoS, favored over...

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Benchmark’s Sarah Tavel on the “bifurcation” coming to the world of web3

One of just five general partners at the storied early-stage venture firm Benchmark, Sarah Tavel may be leaning the most into crypto, but that hardly...

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Multis wants to build the financial backbone of crypto-native organizations

French startup Multis has raised a $7 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital. Originally designed as a neobank for companies working with...

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VC-backed DAO startups are racing to define what DAOs actually are

Amid the growth in web3, NFTs, DeFi and tokens, institutional investors are also looking at how they can leverage another crypto structure called...

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Crypto startup Syndicate looks to demystify DAOs with ‘Web3 Investment Clubs’ product

Over the past year, crypto acolytes have aimed to sell the world on an internet transformed by tokens and NFTs. All the while, a smaller subsection...

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Hundreds of Y Combinator alumni join crypto collective to back web3 startups

A crypto collective backing web3 startups is seeking new members. The only condition for joining? Applicants must be alumni of the Y Combinator...

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NFT volume, DAOs and the curious case of LooksRare

Let's talk about incentives and governance tokens to parse out what's up with LooksRare and the larger future of the financialization of...

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Andreessen Horowitz backs NFT investor group behind rare Wu-Tang Clan album purchase

The crypto collective that bought Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” album and an NFT of the original Doge image has a...

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Meru.com takes in new capital toward its goal of being LatAm’s ‘Alibaba’

Meru customers can select and purchase products in minutes with a guarantee from the company that they will receive those products and at the best...

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DAOs as the future? Hard pass, thanks

While the problems DAOs might solve are real, DAO proponents misunderstand the nature of these problems and offer a tool that creates more harm than...

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Financial flash mobs meet fundraising memes

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our...

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Will DAOs revolutionize media or just create playgrounds for the rich?

Over the past few weeks a virtual flash mob called the ConstitutionDAO, with thousands of cryptocurrency fans, crowdfunded almost $45 million to buy...

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Utopia Labs is building an operating system for DAOs

Decentralized autonomous organizations, or DAOs, are all the rage at the moment. We’re seeing explosive growth in this sector as people experiment...

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Signaling that privacy is coming to DeFi, Sienna Network raises $11.2M for its platform

Last week we saw some major backing of the Secret Network blockchain, as significant blockchain players Arrington Capital and Blocktower Capital...

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