Julian Lai-Hung of BlockPunk on creating a blockchain anime studio: Startup Stories – KrASIA
— Read on kr-asia.com/julian-lai-hung-of-blockpunk-on-creating-a-blockchain-anime-studio-startup-stories
Awesome to see the launch happen at the Anime Expo!
Also something in Japanese as well:
If you happen to be at the Anime Expo!
Wish I was going.
Manabu Otsuka & Makoto Kimura of Studio Mappa and Julian Lai-Hung of BlockPunk Join AX 2019! – Anime Expo
— Read on www.anime-expo.org/2019/06/03/manabu-otsuka-makoto-kimura-studio-mappa-julian-lai-hung-blockpunk-join-ax-2019/
Our portfolio company shipped a new tool for makers – instead of buy me coffee it is buy me sushi.
My profile is here :: https://blockpunk.net/en/profile/dreampipe?tipnow=1
Or you can see the button on the right hand column.
Their new move is intense.
And so Andreessen and Horowitz, who rank 55th and 73rd, respectively, on this year’s Forbes Midas List, intend to be disagreeable themselves. They just finished raising a soon-to-be announced $2 billion fund (bringing total assets under management to nearly $10 billion) to write even bigger checks for portfolio companies and unicorns the firm missed the first time. More aggressively, they tell Forbes that they are registering their entire firm—all 150 people—as financial advisors, renouncing Andreessen Horowitz’s status as a venture capital firm entirely.
Why? Well, venture capitalists have long traded a lack of Wall Street-style oversight for the promise that they invest mainly in new shares of private companies. It was a tradeoff firms gladly made—until the age of crypto, a type of high-risk investment the SEC says requires more oversight. So be it, says Andreessen Horowitz. By renouncing its venture capital status, it’ll be able to go deeper on riskier bets: If the firm wants to put $1 billion into cryptocurrency or tokens, or buy unlimited shares in public companies or from other investors, it can. And in doing so, the thinking goes, it’ll again make other firms feel like they have one hand tied behind their back.