FTX Class-Action Investor Suit Targets Sequoia Capital, Thoma Bravo, Paradigm – Bloomberg

Venture capital and private equity firms including Sequoia Capital, Thoma Bravo and Paradigm were accused in a lawsuit of hyping the legitimacy of FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange that collapsed causing billions of dollars in losses.

The firms participated in a marketing campaign in 2021 to tout their own investments of hundreds of millions of dollars in FTX entities, according to the proposed class-action complaint filed Tuesday on behalf of investors. The promotion added an “air of legitimacy” to the enterprise that ended up going bankrupt in November and whose co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried now faces criminal charges, the investors allege.

Source: FTX Class-Action Investor Suit Targets Sequoia Capital, Thoma Bravo, Paradigm – Bloomberg