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Reddit Co-Founder Ohanian's Firm Launches $177M Crypto Fund

“Now is potentially a unique opportunity to invest in strong founders at a discount,” the new crypto fund's marketing materials reportedly read.

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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s venture capital firm Seven Seven Six is planning to raise $177.60 million for a new crypto-focused fund called Kryptós. 

“Now is potentially a unique opportunity to invest in strong founders at a discount,” read the fund’s marketing materials seen by The Information.

Kryptós scoop up popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) at a discount, citing the crypto market downturn as a way to get into the industry. 

“It’s on sale. Everything is on sale,” Katelin Holloway, founding partner, told The Information

Kryptós will charge a 2.5% management fee for investors upon its launch in October and offer an across-the-board 25% share of any profits made. If the fund grows to five times its current size, then the payout rises to 35%. 

The firm has been managing over $750 million in total funds raised across three different funds since its inception in 2020, according to CrunchBase. Kryptós is the firm’s first crypto-centric fund.

Decrypt reached out to Seven Seven Six to inquire about Kryptós but has yet to hear a response.

Crypto investments on the rise 

Seven Seven Six is another example of how, despite market conditions, crypto funding hasn’t slowed. 

Multicoin Capital, for example, launched a $450 million crypto fund last month focusing on projects that build “real-world infrastructure in the blockchain space.” 

Polygon founder Sandeep Nailwal and Cere Network founder Kenzi Wang also launched a crypto VC firm called Symbolic Capital, with $50 million raised to support up-and-coming Web3 companies. 

What makes this different is that “we [the founders] built blockchain companies from the ground up and are intimately familiar with the unique challenges that these projects face,” said Nailwal.

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