Raising Funds in a Bear Market: VC Panelists Share Insights at 0xpo Summit

• Phantom Co-Founder Francesco Agosti appeared at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco to discuss the history of Phantom and Web3
• The Crypties 2022, an inaugural crypto awards gala, was held in Miami and sponsored by various crypto projects
• Kathleen Breitman of Tezos discussed the Tezos blockchain, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming at Web Summit in Lisbon

At 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3, Phantom co-founder Francesco Agosti sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson to discuss the history of Phantom, the popular Solana dapp, and what he’s looking forward to in Web3. Agosti, who has been involved in the blockchain space since 2014, discussed his vision for the future of the industry, and how Phantom is helping to shape the landscape.

The inaugural Crypties awards gala, held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami, was a star-studded event. With emcee Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and presenters from a range of crypto projects, statuettes were awarded in nine categories. 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.

At Web Summit in Lisbon, Kathleen Breitman of Tezos, spoke about the Tezos blockchain, which has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception. She also discussed her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves. Breitman then went on to answer questions from the audience about her views on the future of blockchain technology.

Finally, at the 0xpo Summit in December 2022, Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and former US Treasury official Edan Yago of AngelBlock discussed the challenges of raising funds in a bear market. The panelists shared their views on the changing landscape of venture capital and the importance of staying agile and creative when it comes to securing investments.