Former FTX Ventures head joins Menlo Ventures as partner

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  • Amy Wu, who once served as the head of FTX’s venture arm, has taken on a new role at Menlo Ventures.

Amy Wu, who once served as the head of FTX's venture arm, has taken on a new role at Menlo Ventures.

Axios first reported the hire Thursday morning. The outlet said that Wu will work in New York focusing on consumer-centric startups. She said on Twitter that she'd lead investments in consumer and gaming.

"Hit me up on DMs if you’re building in consumer and gaming (web 2 or web3!)," she wrote. 

Wu's previous experience before Menlo

Wu, who previously worked as a partner at VC firm Lightspeed, took on the FTX Ventures role in January 2022, when the now-failed crypto exchange launched a $2 billion startup investment fund. She resigned from FTX Ventures as the exchange entered bankruptcy last November, as The Information previously reported. 

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