Curio, a Los Angeles, CA-based NFT platform for the entertainment industry, raised $7M in seed funding.
Backers included Fenbushi Capital, Kenetic Capital, Protocol Labs, LongHash Ventures, Picus Capital, and several entertainment industry veterans Marc Geiger, CEO of SaveLive and former head of global music at WME, and Rich Battista, former CEO of Time Inc. and former Fox Entertainment executive.
The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and business reach,
Led by CEO Juan M. Hernandez, Curio delivers a new universe to serve fans through digital collectibles, driven by non-fungible token (NFT) technology. The company has launched multiple licensed auctions, drops, products, and new partnerships. It is partnering with the iconic collectible powerhouse, Topps, to produce NFTs from iconoclastic, cult classic Mars Attacks!
Past NFT releases from Curio include collections based on the American Gods television series produced by Fremantle, the Concrete Park graphic novel series published by Dark Horse Comics, and Universal Pictures’ Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Each NFT drop from these collections sold out in minutes and the NFTs are now trading on the company’s secondary marketplace.