The world of crypto ventures has had a rocky few years, with powerful new players aiming to make a name for themselves in the sector, prompting outrage among traditional VC firms. Meanwhile, corporate venture funding has been adapted by many major crypto startups, now capitalizing on historical earnings to bankroll their future versions of Web3.
FTX is an undeniable leading force in the crypto industry this year, emerging from the ranks of the major crypto exchanges. Meanwhile, its global strength has pushed Coinbase to compete on the American turf with its state institution FTX US, but the firm also looks to build a bigger presence in the venture world through FTX Ventures.
A $2 billion multi-stage crypto fund has exploded onto the scene, investing in several major blockchain startups and projects, including Yuga, NEAR, Aptos, and LayerZero. FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is an investor in the firm, which is led by venture capitalist Amy Wu.
We are delighted to host Amy Wu on TechCrunch Sessions: Crypto On November 17 in Miami, we will discuss Wu’s views on the increasingly volatile crypto markets, how founders can survive a crypto winter and FTX is compatible with blockchain financial services in the growing world.
Before joining FTX Ventures earlier this year, Wu was a senior crypto partner at Lightspeed Ventures, where she pursued deals at companies such as Offchain Labs, Alchemy and Parallel Finance. Wu was previously CFO at Discovery and has worked at other venture firms, including Insight Venture Partners and IA Ventures.
The crypto venture world has never been more volatile, with huge amounts of capital pouring into the space as investors fear failure. We’ll be happy to discuss what Wu and her company are looking for and what opportunities remain in the crypto startup world.
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