Andreessen Horowitz Establishes $4.5B Crypto Fund, Its Fourth

The Silicon Valley venture capital firm is doubling down on its crypto investments despite the market downturn.

AccessTimeIconMay 25, 2022 at 11:20 a.m. UTC
Updated May 25, 2022 at 7:26 p.m. UTC

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Andreessen Horowitz said Wednesday it formed a new $4.5 billion fund that will invest in cryptocurrency and Web 3 companies.

  • The fund is the firm's fourth to target digital assets, with over $7.6 billion being raised in total.
  • Of the $4.5 billion, $1.5 billion will go towards seed investments while the rest is being set aside for venture investments.
  • "We think we are now entering the golden era of Web 3," the company said in its announcement, adding that it's "excited" about developments in blockchain gaming, decentralized finance (DeFi), decentralized social media and non-fungible tokens (NFT).
  • Previous funds were raised last June and in April of 2020, both of which came shortly after crypto market downturns.
  • Bitcoin (BTC) is currently down 56% from a peak in November, while altcoins such as SOL and AVAX – to name just two – have shredded more than 80% in respective market caps.

Update (May 25, 12:50 UTC): Adds details on the firm's interest in specific sectors and market information.

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