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FTX Ventures’ Amy Wu Brings Blockchain Investing Expertise to TC: Crypto Sessions – TechCrunch


The world of crypto business has been in a whirlwind in recent years, with powerful new players inspiring a furious catch-up among traditional venture capitalists aiming to make a name for themselves in the industry. Throughout this time, the venture capital fund has been reshaped by many top crypto startups, now capitalizing on historic earnings to fund their versions of a web3 future.

FTX has been an undeniable driving force in the crypto industry this year as it rocketed towards its position as one of the leading crypto exchanges. Meanwhile, its global strength has pushed the company to challenge Coinbase on US territory with its US entity FTX US, but the company has also sought to establish a major presence in the venture capital world with FTX Ventures.

The $2 billion multi-stage crypto fund has exploded onto the scene, placing bets in a number of major blockchain startups and projects, including Yuga, NEAR, Aptos, and LayerZero. While FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is an investor in the company, it is led by venture capitalist Amy Wu.

We are delighted to welcome Amy Wu to TechCrunch Sessions: Crypto in Miami on November 17, where we’ll discuss Wu’s outlook on the 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, where she secured deals with companies like Offchain Labs, Alchemy, and Parallel Finance. Wu was also previously CFO at Discovery and has worked at other venture capital firms including Insight Venture Partners and IA Ventures.

The crypto venture world has never been more vibrant, with massive amounts of capital flowing into the space even as investors fear a downturn. We will be happy to press Wu and what his company is looking for and what opportunities remain in the world of crypto startups.

We’re just beginning to put together an impressive agenda, and we’ll be announcing specific speakers, topics, and related news in the coming weeks. Sign up for updates to keep your fingers on the pulse of our first crypto conference – as well as other TC events.

Take advantage of our special introductory prices — save $250 on general admission passes and $200 on starter exhibitor packages while stocks last. Buy your pass or package today, then join the web3, DeFi, and NFT communities at TC Sessions: Crypto November 17 in Miami.

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