Serena Williams Unveils Her VC Firm, Which Previously Invested in Coinbase
There’s no question that tennis superstar Serena Willaims is best-known for what she’s accomplished on the court, however, recent revelations show she’s a fairly savvy startup investor as well.
First teased by Alexis Ohanian, Williams’ husband and Reddit co-founder, Williams has launched her own venture capital firm, aptly named Serena Ventures.
— Alexis Ohanian Sr. ? (@alexisohanian) April 17, 2019
Based on the firm’s new website, Williams has been angel investing for a while, with a double-digit portfolio of past investments. The startups cover a variety of sectors from fashion to tech and include a number of recognizable names like Teespring and Daily Harvest.
Most notable among the list is San Francisco-based Coinbase, the cryptocurrency giant that provides both retail and institutional investor products and services.
While it’s not currently clear when Serena Ventures invested in the company, Coinbase has raised $546.6 million in funding over 8 rounds and is currently valued at more than $8 billion.
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Disclaimer: This article’s author has cryptocurrency holdings that can be tracked here. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice. Always conduct your own due diligence before making investments.