Raising Venture Money in Bear Market: 0xpo Summit Panelists Share Insights

• Jason Michael Primrose, Amanda Terry, Artemysia-X, and Kas Vegas all discussed how their work utilizes NFTs for storytelling at Camp Decrypt 2022.
• The Crypties 2022 was an inaugural awards gala at Art Basel in Miami, hosted by Josh Ostrovsky, with presenters from a range of crypto projects.
• Kathleen Breitman of Tezos spoke at Web Summit in Lisbon about their blockchain using the proof-of-stake mechanism, Ethereum and sharding, NFT gaming, and more.

At Camp Decrypt 2022, a lively panel was held featuring Jason Michael Primrose, Amanda Terry of Metagood and ACTAI Ventures, Artemysia-X of Rug Radio program LorePlay, and Kas Vegas of NFT INT, Huxley, and Feature.io. Moderated by What’s Trending podcast host Shira Lazar, the panelists discussed how their work uses NFTs for storytelling. Primrose, author of the book “Lost Children of Andromeda,” spoke about his interest in NFTs and their potential applications for storytelling. Terry, a blockchain consultant, discussed how NFTs can be used to create lasting digital art, while Artemysia-X shared her experience creating digital stories and games with NFTs. Las Vegas discussed the potential of NFTs for creating virtual worlds and experiences.

In December 2022, the inaugural Crypties awards gala was held at Art Basel in Miami. Hosted by Josh Ostrovsky (“The Fat Jewish”), the ceremony had presenters from a range of crypto projects, including Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721. The evening was filled with awards and recognition for the best projects in the crypto space.

At Web Summit in Lisbon, Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of Tezos, spoke onstage with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves about the blockchain’s use of a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception. She also shared her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum, and sharding, as well as the potential of NFT gaming and progressive decentralization.

The 0xpo Summit in San Francisco in November 2022 also featured a panel on raising venture 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 for an extensive discussion about the challenges and opportunities of raising funds during this time.