- Collin McCune was in the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly 10 years.
- He was most recently the deputy staff director at the House Financial Services Committee.
- Prior to his career in public office, McCune was a business analyst at AI-powered video platform IDenTV.
Andreesen Horowitz has named former U.S. House of Representatives staffer Collin McCune as the new head of government affairs for its crypto arm.
Prior to joining a16z, McCune was with the U.S. House of Representatives for almost 10 years. He first started out as a staff assistant/legislative correspondent in 2013, before climbing up the ranks to various roles including director of member services, coalitions and outreach on the transportation & infrastructure committee.
McCune was most recently the deputy staff director at the House Financial Services Committee for close to four years. Prior to his career in public office, McCune was a business analyst at AI-powered video platform IDenTV.
In his new role, McCune will work in a bi-partisan fashion with policymakers and their staff to help bring comprehensive web3 legislation and regulation to life. He will start at a16z crypto in early November.
In an announcement of the new hire, a16z said in a blog post: “One of the most critical parts of web3 is clarity around the regulation that governs our industry both here in the U.S. and internationally. We strongly believe that thoughtful web3 legislation and regulatory clarity will unleash innovation and keep the U.S. a tech leader.”
“The future of web3 and crypto is one of the few bi-partisan issues and we are thrilled that policymakers are taking a hard look at how crypto, web3, and blockchain technology should be regulated,” the company added.
The new hire joins the company as the crypto industry in the U.S. is comes under increased regulatory scrutiny. To better prepare itself for future regulation in the country, a16z said it has previously hired a variety of experienced former regulators from the SEC, CFTC, Department of Treasury, Department of Justice, and private practice to consult with its portfolio companies, regulators, and policymakers on both sides of the aisle.
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