Autograph Raises $170M in Series B Funding


Autograph, a Los Angeles, CA-based Web3 brand advancing new digital experiences, closed a Series B funding totaling $170M. 

The round was co-led by a16z and Kleiner Perkins with participation from Lightspeed Partner Nicole Quinn and Katie Haun’s firm, and a follow up investment from 01A.

The company intends to use the funds to continue to scale its NFT technology with iconic sports and entertainment partners.

Launched in July 2021 by Tom Brady, Autograph is an NFT platform that brings together iconic brands and legendary names in sports, entertainment and culture to create unique digital collections and experiences for users around the world. The platform has already seen success with NFT collection drops featuring Tom Brady, Tiger Woods, Naomi Osaka, The Weeknd, Simone Biles, Tony Hawk, and Derek Jeter, as well as offerings from entertainment partners such as Lionsgate and Slam Magazine.

Autograph has appointed prominent new board members including Katie Haun (who leads her own firm), Arianna Simpson (General Partner at a16z), Ilya Fushman (Partner at Kleiner Perkins). Chris Dixon (General Partner at a16z) will join the board of advisors alongside current members 01A partner Dick Costolo and Velvet Sea Ventures’ partner Michael Lazerow. They join a board that includes co-founders and co-chairmen Richard Rosenblatt and Tom Brady, CEO Dillon Rosenblatt, as well as Eddy Cue, Sam Bankman-Fried, Adam Bain, Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd, Peter Mattoon, and Michael Meldman.