Tom Brady’s NFT Platform Autograph Raises $170M in Series B Round Led by A16z, Kleiner Perkins

Autograph, a non-fungible token (NFT) platform co-founded by NFL star Tom Brady, has closed a $170 million Series B funding round co-led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and Kleiner Perkins.

  • Other participants in the round included Lightspeed Partner Nicole Quinn and the new venture firm from a16z alum Katie Haun.
  • As part of the investment, Haun, a16z General Partners Arianna Simpson and Chris Dixon and Kleiner Perkins Partner Ilya Fushman will join the Autograph board of directors.
  • Launched in July 2021, Autograph has launched NFT collections featuring co-founder Tom Brady, Tiger Woods, Naomi Osaka, The Weeknd, Simone Biles, Tony Hawk and Darek Jeter. Brady and The Weeknd are also members of the Autograph board.
  • “We’re in the midst of an exciting moment in the evolution of the next generation of the internet,” Haun said in the 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.”
  • Last month, Haun announced that she was leaving a16z to start her own crypto-focused venture capital firm. Haun is reportedly looking to raise $900 million for a pair of funds.

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