Raising Money in Crypto Winter: Venture Capitalists Share Strategies at 0xpo Summit

Bullet Points:
• Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, discussed legal misconceptions the industry still holds at 0xpo Crossroads.
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held at Art Basel in Miami.
• Kathleen Breitman and panelists from Slow Ventures, Volt Capital, Conviction and AngelBlock discussed raising venture money even during Crypto Winter at 0xpo Summit.

At the 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3, Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, discussed common legal misconceptions that the industry still holds. Rubin highlighted the importance of seeking legal counsel before launching a crypto venture, noting that many companies often overlook key legal issues and can be faced with costly problems down the line. She also discussed the need to properly structure and document transactions, as well as the potential implications of the various laws and regulations that govern the industry.

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, statuettes were awarded in nine categories. The night 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 talked about the Tezos blockchain using 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.

Lastly, at the 0xpo Summit in San Francisco on November 3, a panel of venture capitalists discussed raising money in a bear market. 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 to discuss their strategies on raising money in the crypto market. The panelists shared their perspectives on the current state of the market and how to best adjust their strategies during the Crypto Winter. They also discussed the importance of having a solid team, a clear industry focus, and the need to stay nimble in the current market.

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