Tom Brady is continuing to make big moves in NFT.
Last year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback founded Autograph, an NFT agency. He brought on board big names among them Tiger Woods, Naomi Osaka, Eva Longoria, Tony Hawk, Simone Biles, Usain Bolt, The Weeknd among others.
The startup based out of Los Angeles has just closed a $170 million Series B round of funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins with participation from Katie Haun’s new fund and Lightspeed partner Nicole Quinn.
Last July, they closed their Series A funding that was co-led by 01A and Velvet Sea Ventures. It raised $35 million at a pre-money valuation of $700 million.
Autograph is seeking to be a go-between for celebrity athletes and entertainers looking to get into the NFT game. They have had several celebrity NFT drops, which have received mixed reception.
Last year, Autograph entered into partnerships with Lionsgate and DraftKings, with CEOs of both companies joining its board of advisors.