Los Angeles based sports and entertainment NFT platform Autograph has raised a $170 million
Los Angeles based sports and
entertainment NFT platform Autograph, which was co-founded by professional
football player Tom Brady, has raised a $170 million Series B funding round co-led
by Andreessen Horowitz’s a16z fund and Kleiner Perkins. The startup, launched
in July, also received investments from Lightspeed Venture Partners, 01A, and
former a16z General Partner Katie.
As part of the raise Autograph’s board of advisors will include Haun who recently left a16z as Andreessen Horowitz and started new VC firm. The board member will also include a16z General Partners Chris Dixon and Arianna Simpson, and Kleiner Perkins’ Ilya Fushman. Although Autograph, the NFT platform co-founded in 2021, did not disclose a valuation alongside the funding announcement.
In April 2021 the platform was announced amid the first NFT boom. In August the platform collaborated with DraftKings Marketplace. Athletes and entertainers can use autographs to launch and promote their non-fungible tokens. The NFT platform Autograph also released NFTs from athletes including Tony Hawk, Naomi Osaka, Wayne Gretzky, Derek Jeter, Usain Bolt, and Rob Gronkowski. Dillion Rosenblatt, its chief executive officer, previously worked at Cameo and Apple Music. In July 2021 the firm raised a Series A financing round c. o-led by 01A and Velvet Sea Ventures.
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