A recent article by the tech publication Recode shared that the venerable Andreessen Horowitz venture capital franchise has begun to raise money for a “crypto fund”. This fund will direct fundraising to companies looking to experiment with cryptocurrency and related blockchain advances. Traditionally, entrepreneurs have had to raise money from individual angel investors and large venture capital firms, both of which historically have pushed for heavy control over the operation of startups. The pioneering advances of cryptocurrency and “initial coin offerings” have enabled entrepreneurs to crowdsource funding with limited restrictions on founder control. The decision by Andreessen Horowitz to create this new crypto fund perhaps is the inception of a new era that weaves together traditional control-focused VC firms with new fundraising mechanisms such as initial coin offerings. This fusion will be interesting to watch for entrepreneurs looking for creative financing structures.