Tom Brady's NFT Marketplace Autograph Raises $170M In Series B Round
Tom Brady is good at repeating success. He's taking that skill from the football field to his NFT platform.
Autograph, the NFT marketplace co-founded by the seven-time Super Bowl champion, closed a $170 million Series B round of funding co-led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and Kleiner Perkins.
Several "newly-finalized" partnerships are expected to be announced soon by Autograph, and the company also added several board members, per a press release.
"Autograph has truly shown itself to be a rocketship in the past six months. Their NFT platform is delivering digital experiences that excite mainstream consumers, not just the crypto community," said Arianna Simpson, general partner at a16z. "The company is becoming a magnet for top talent, and I'm delighted to join the Board to help Autograph bring exciting new NFT experiences to the mainstream."
Founded in July 2021, Autograph has launched NFT collections featuring Brady, Tiger Woods, Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, Derek Jeter, The Weeknd and Tony Hawk and developed partnerships with DraftKings, Lionsgate and Slam Magazine.
Brady himself already watched two of his NFT drops sell out on Autograph in minutes, with his most recent bringing in an estimated $1.3 million.