Los Angeles – NFT platform Autograph announced on Wednesday that it has raised $170 million in a Series B funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins. Katie Haun’s new venture fund, 01A, and Lightspeed partner Nicole Quinn also participated in the round.
Serving as an NFT platform at its core, Autograph hosts NFT collections of popular celebrities in the fields of sports, entertainment and culture. The Autograph platform, co-founded by Tom Brady last year, includes NFT collections of important names such as Tom Brady, Tiger Woods, Naomi Osaka, The Weeknd, Simone Biles, Tony Hawk and Darek Jeter.
Usain Bolt, Naomi Osaka, Tiger Woods, Simone Biles, and Tony Hawk are among its board of advisors.
web3 isn’t just a tech movement. It’s a cultural one.— cdixon.eth (@cdixon) January 19, 2022
That’s why I’m excited to announce we’re co-leading a Series B investment in @TomBrady’s @Autograph. My partner @AriannaSimpson will be joining the board, and I’m joining the board of advisors.
Autograph had raised $35 million in a Series A funding round led by 01 Advisors and Velvet Sea Ventures in July 2021. With the new funding round, the total capital raised so far has reached $205 million.
“We’re in the midst of an exciting moment in the evolution of the next generation of the internet,” Katie Haun said in a press release. “Autograph has assembled a world class team that understands how to build trusted, delightful product experiences that will accelerate the mainstreaming of crypto.”