The crypto business world has been on a whirlwind for a few years, with powerful new entrants furiously catching up with traditional VC firms looking to make a name for themselves in the industry. All the while, the corporate venture fund has been reshaped by many of the top crypto startups, who are now taking advantage of historical revenues to fund their versions of a web3 future.
FTX has been an undeniable leading force in the crypto industry this year as it achieved its position as one of the leading crypto exchanges. Meanwhile, its global strength has prompted the company to challenge Coinbase on American soil with its stateside entity FTX US, but the company has also sought to build a significant presence in the venture world with FTX Ventures.
The $2 billion multi-stage crypto fund has exploded onto the scene, placing bets on a number of major blockchain startups and projects, including Yuga, NEAR, Aptos and LayerZero. While FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is an investor at the company, it is led by venture capitalist Amy Wu.
We are excited to host Amy Wu on londonbusinessblog.com Sessions: Crypto in Miami on Nov. 17, where we discuss Wu’s take on increasingly volatile crypto markets, how founders can survive a crypto winter, and where FTX fits into the growing world of blockchain financial services.
Prior to joining FTX Ventures earlier this year, Wu was the lead crypto partner at Lightspeed Ventures, pursuing deals in companies such as Offchain Labs, Alchemy and Parallel Finance. Wu was also previously the CFO at Discovery and has worked at other venture firms, including Insight Venture Partners and IA Ventures.
The world of crypto ventures has never been more dynamic, with massive amounts of capital pouring into the space even as investors fear a downturn. We will be excited to press Wu and what her company is looking for and what opportunities are left in the world of crypto startups.
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Take advantage of our special launch prices — save $250 on General Admission passes and $200 on Startup Exhibitor Packages while stocks last. Buy your pass or package and then join the web3, DeFi and NFT communities at TC Sessions: Crypto on Nov. 17 in Miami.