Raising Venture Money During Crypto Winter: Experts Weigh In
• Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, discussed legal misconceptions the industry still holds at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco.
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami.
• Kathleen Breitman of Tezos, Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock discussed raising venture money in a bear market at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco.
On November 3, Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco to discuss legal misconceptions the industry still holds. Rubin discussed how the industry needs to be careful to understand the legal risks associated with launching a crypto company, as many of them don’t understand the full extent of the laws they must abide by in order to operate legally. Rubin emphasized the importance of seeking legal advice before launching any kind of crypto-related project.
In December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala. With emcee Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and presenters from a range of crypto projects, nine statuettes were awarded in categories such as Best ICO, Best DeFi Project, and Best NFT Project. The evening was sponsored by Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721.
Onstage at Web Summit in Lisbon, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman discussed how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception, her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves.
At 0xpo Summit in San Francisco on November 3, Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and formerly Greylock, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock joined Decrypt’s Jason Nelson for an extensive panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. They discussed how investors are still looking for good projects and opportunities, even when the market is bearish, and how founders should look at the long-term potential of their projects and strive to build something sustainable in the long run rather than focusing on short-term gains. They also discussed the importance of forming strong relationships with investors and being open to feedback.