Autograph, platform by Tom Brady for athletes and entertainment figures, said to have raised up to $170 million from investment funds Top.

Communication Autograph raises $170 million

Autograph is an NFT marketplace co-founded by Tom Brady, the "living legend" of the American football village.

Since its launch in August 2021, the project has reached agreements to release NFTs to many top athletes and celebrities, including golfer Tiger Woods, female tennis player Naomi Osaka, soccer player basketball player Derek Jeter, hockey player Wayne Gretzky, "black lightning" Usain Bolt, Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Billes and singer The Weeknd.

On January 19, 2022, Autograph announced that it had successfully conducted a Series B funding round, raising up to $170 million. Participating funds include a16z, Kleiner Perkins, 01A, individual investor Nicole Quinn from Lightspeed Ventures and Katie Haun, former a16z manager.

Notably, Ms. Katie Haun will join a16z manager Arianna Simpson and Kleiner Perkins manager Ilya Fushman to join Autograph's leadership team, which already includes two co-founders, Richard Rosenblatt and Tom Brady, the floor's CEO. Sam Bankman-Fried and the singer's agent The Weeknd.

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This is the market's next remarkable fundraising deal in January 2022, after  ($300 million), Serum ($75 million), Seba Bank ($119 million), NEAR Protocol ($150 million) and Animoca Brands ($359 million).

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