Bitski raises $19 million from a16z to become the ‘Shopify for NFTs’ – TechCrunch
For every crypto-skeptic that sees NFTs as yet another hype bubble, there’s an acolyte who sees NFTs as the key to unlocking the future of the creative web. Bitski, an SF-based startup that builds custom NFT storefronts for brands and creators, is banking on the latter, and they have new investors betting the same. The startup tells TechCrunch they’ve raised $19 million in a Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz. They’re controversial onboarding choices that won’t satisfy crypto purists and decentralization advocates but will likely help new users get acquainted with NFTs quickly. With the company’s Series A closed, Bitski has raised some $23.4 million to date.