Tom Brady NFT vehicle, Autograph, has raised a superlative $170 million in its latest round of funding. A move that will see a number of new members joining the legendary ball wielder on the Board of Directors.
Two major players in the crypto investment industry led the series B funding, with a16z and Kleiner Perkins supplying the bulk of the funds. As a direct result, a16z partners, Arianna Simpson and Chris Dixon as well as a16z alum Katie Haun, and Kleiner Perkins partner Ilya Fushman will join the board of Autograph bigwigs, thereby rubbing shoulders with Tom Brady himself and musician, the Weeknd.
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Autograph began operations back in July, and has since carved a niche for itself providing NFT services for a number of celebrities. As a result, its mighty portfolio contains the likes of Tony Hawk, Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, and fellow ball enthusiast, Tiger Woods.
Going forward, this newly assembled world class team of business executives and entrepreneurs will push forward with a common goal. That is, to break new ground in terms of mass mainstream adoption through celebrity engagement, and a keen tactical nous brought by some of the finest minds in the business.