Victor Ugochukwu · Dec 4, 2020 . 9min read
VC Firm Andreessen Horowitz introduces Crypto Startup School documentary
Andreessen Horowitz's Crypto Startup School documentary shares the experience of participants starting a crypto company amidst Covid-19.
By Komal Joshi · Oct 12, 2020 . 5min read
Venture Capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has released Crypto Startup School, a short documentary behind its nominal crypto Bootcamp. The 30-minute video reveals some of the procedures used while entreating a crypto-based startup. The school isn’t an open-ended project. However, it is a one-time series of workshops that took place in California this past spring. Several participants were summoned to attend a seven-week course on the details of developing new companies in the crypto ecosystem.
The company has since published various lectures that feature speakers from the firm’s crypto team and developers and executives like Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong. The full library consists of videos and text-based resources are available on the company’s website.
Crypto Startup School Documentary focuses on challenges posed by Covid-19.
The Crypto Startup School documentary examines the program itself in interviews with seven participants, instead of diving into the content of those speeches. It progresses week by week, commencing with professional footage and transitioning to self-shot recommendations around week three. The coronavirus pandemic transforms the school into a remote, fully online experience.
The documentary also implies that while the arrival of the pandemic and the corresponding economic crash modelled a set of new difficulties for these students and the crypto space as a whole, it also offered an opportunity to hold up new projects.
Although Crypto Startup School seems a little similar to an incubator, it’s not. Andreessen Horowitz ensures to stipulate that participation in Crypto Startup School in no way assures investment. For the unaware, Marc Andreessen, the co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, is a big follower of bitcoin, and in 2014, Andreessen wrote a popular opinion article named “Why Bitcoin Matters.”
The venture capital firm has been amongst Silicon Valley’s most notable investors in the world of crypto. It funnelled $13 million into Coinbase in 2013, and the returns have been enormous. Earlier, Andreessen Horowitz raised $515 million for a new crypto fund concentrated on designing new blockchains.
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