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thesis

a16z crypto is a venture capital fund that invests in crypto and web3 startups.

The first era of the modern internet (roughly 1990-2005) was about open protocols that were decentralized and community-governed. Most of the value accrued to the edges of the network: users and builders.

The second era of the internet (roughly 2005-2020) favored siloed, centralized services. Most of the value accrued to a handful of large tech companies.

We are now beginning the third era of the internet — what many call web3 — which combines the decentralized, community-governed ethos of the first era with the advanced, modern functionality of the second era. This will unlock a new wave of creativity and entrepreneurship.

a16z crypto supports our portfolio and the growth of web3 through:

  • our research organization;
  • engineering and security teams; 
  • legal and regulatory teams; 
  • go-to-market expertise;
  • recruiting services;  
  • educational content; and more.

team

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Adina Fischer
Operations
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Alex Price
Advisor
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Ali Yahya
General Partner
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Anne Yip
Operations
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Anthony Albanese
Chief Operating Officer
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Arianna Simpson
General Partner
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Bill Hinman
Advisor
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Brian Quintenz
Advisor
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Bridget McDowell
Operations
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Caroline Friedman
Chief of Staff
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Carra Wu
Investing
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Casey Graul
People Practices
Charlie
Charlie Keinath
Technical Talent Network
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Chris Dixon
Founder, Managing Partner
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Cindy Tenner
Ecosystem Engagement
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Claire Austin
Events
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Courtney Dettlinger
Operations
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Craig Naylor
Head of Talent
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Daejun Park
Security
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Dan Boneh
Senior Research Advisor
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Daren Matsuoka
Data Science
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Ed Lynch
Finance
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Eddy Lazzarin
Head of Engineering
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Elena Burger
Investing
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Elizabeth Harkavy
Investing
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Emily Graff
People Practices
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Emily Hinsch
Operations
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Eva Sakkas
Operations
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Guy Wuollet
Investing
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Helen Stoddard
Events
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Henri Kor
Finance
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Jane Kovalyuk
Operations
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Jane Lippencott
Investing
Jared
Jared Bricklin
Operations
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Jean Reilly
Operations
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Jeff Amico
Network Operations
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Joey Burleson
Legal
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Joshua Grimm
Finance
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Kim Milosevich
Chief Marketing Officer
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Maggie Hsu
Go to Market Network
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Mason Hall
Investing
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Matt Gleason
Security
Michael B
Michael Blau
Investing
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Michele Korver
Head of Regulatory
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Michelle Ervin
Operations
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Mike Manning
Communications
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Miles Jennings
General Counsel
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Nassim Eddequiouaq
Chief Security Officer
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Neveen Bader
Operations
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Packy McCormick
Advisor
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Peter Chan
Finance
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Porter Smith
Investing
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Pyrs Carvolth
Go to Market Network
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Raymond Carreira
Head of Physical Security
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Riyaz Faizullabhoy
Chief Technology Officer
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Robert Hackett
Editorial
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Sam Ragsdale
Investing
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Sep Kamvar
Advisor
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Scott Kominers
Research Partner
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Shannon Barbour
Executive Talent Network
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Shari Doherty
Communications
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Sonal Chokshi
Editor in Chief
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Sriram Krishnan
General Partner
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Tim Roughgarden
Head of Research
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Tim Sullivan
Editorial
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Tina Anderson
Operations
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Valeria Nikolaenko
Research Partner
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Victoria Butcher
Operations
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Wendy Drpic
Operations