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Variant Fund raises $450m, doubles down on web3 amid “crypto winter” (Fortune)

Variant raises $450m for two new venture funds (TheBlock)

What’s the right size crypto fund? (Fortune)

The Midas Brink List: Meet Venture Capitals rising stars for 2022 – Jesse Walden (Forbes)

Here are 19 rising star venture capitalists in crypto (Business Insider)

Creator 25 – Li Jin (Fortune)

Crypto fund Variant commits $450m to backing web3, DeFi projects (Coindesk)

She’s the investor guru for online creators (New York Times)

What are you paying for when you buy a GIF for $25,000? (New York Times)

Money for everything: a future where every inch of culture is monetized (Coindesk)

Variant debuts a new $110m fund for crypto startups, announces Li Jin has joined as general partner (TechCrunch)

Andreesen Horowitz vets launch $110m crypto “ownership” fund (Decrypt)

VC firms Variant Fund, Atelier Ventures merge to focus on the “ownership economy” (Coindesk)

Web3 goes mobile in a bid for mass adoption (The Defiant)

How the pandemic supercharged the creator economy (Engadget)

Step chickens and the rise of TikTok ‘cults’ (New York Times)

Rising star Li Jin describes how she got hired at Andreesen Horowitz (Business Insider)

Investor Li Jin says we’ll all be creators in 10 years (The Information)