Curio, a Los Angeles, CA-based platform for brands and content owners to create digital fan experiences and collectibles, raised $1.2m seed funding.
The round was led by Future Perfect Ventures, with participation from A195 Capital, LongHash Ventures, Moonwhale Ventures, and several others including media veteran Rich Battista, former CEO of Time Inc and former Fox Entertainment executive.
The company plans to use the capital to expand its team and operations, and further develop its proprietary technology and partner integrations.
Led by Juan M. Hernandez, CEO, Curio delivers a new universe for fandom through digital collectibles, driven by non-fungible token (NFT) technology. It enables brands and owners of content to license and monetize limited edition, rare, and exclusive digital assets based on their owned IP, so that fans can share and interact in new ways with the content and characters they love.
Funding comes on the heels of Curio’s collaboration with Fremantle, who utilized the company’s platform to create digital collectibles for fans of the hit show, American Gods, on STARZ in the U.S. and Amazon Prime Video internationally.
As a part of the investment, Curio will accelerate its integration with Filecoin and Polygon (formerly Matic) to enhance the functionality of the platform for entertainment brands interested in creating non-fungible tokens (NFTs).