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Autograph—the Santa Monica-based NFT agency co-founded by superstar NFL quarterback Tom Brady—has raised $170 million in Series B funding.
The funding was co-led by Silicon Valley venture giants Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins, and included participation from Nicole Quinn of Lightspeed Venture Partners and Katie Haun, the former a16z partner who led the firm’s $2.2 billion crypto fund before launching her own fund last year.
Brady co-founded Autograph with entrepreneur Richard Rosenblatt last year. The platform launched in July 2021 and has since been used by famous athletes and celebrities including Tiger Woods, Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles, Tony Hawk, Derek Jeter and The Weeknd to drop their own NFT collectibles. Film studio Lionsgate and NBA magazine Slam have also used the platform.
Autograph previously raised a Series A round last summer co-led by former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo’s 01A and Velvet Sea Ventures. That round raised $35 million and valued the startup at $735 million, according to PitchBook data.
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