Katie Haun Seeks $900M for Crypto Funds After A16z Departure: Report

Haun is aiming for $300 million for an early investment fund targeting crypto startups and $600 million for a fund focused on larger companies and digital tokens.

Jan 7, 2022 at 11:01 a.m. UTC
Updated Jan 7, 2022 at 4:26 p.m. UTC

Katie Haun, soon to be a former partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), is looking to raise $900 million for a pair of crypto investment funds following her departure from the venture capital firm, according to a report by the Financial Times.

  • Haun is aiming for $300 million for an early investment fund targeting crypto startups and $600 million for a fund focused on larger companies and digital tokens, the newspaper reported on Friday, citing people briefed on her plans.
  • Though much smaller than the $2.2 billion Haun helped a16z raise for the firm’s third crypto fund in June, $900 million would be a more than sizable debut for a new firm.
  • Having announced her departure from a16z last month, Haun said she would be starting her own venture capital firm, which goes by the name “KRH.”
  • She will be joined by a small group of a16z staffers, including crypto marketing head and Coinbase alum Rachael Horwitz.
  • KRH has already participated in $300 million funding round into OpenSea, which gave the non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace a $13.3 billion valuation.

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Jamie Crawley is a CoinDesk news reporter based in London.