Tom Brady’s NFT Company Autograph Raises $170M Series B Funding

BOSTON, MA: September 17, 2019: New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady poses on the red carpet during the grand opening of TB 12 on Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts. (Staff photo By Nicolaus Czarnecki/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

Tom Brady’s digital collectibles startup Autograph has raised a $170 million Series B funding round co-led by VC firms Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and Kleiner Perkins. The funding will help expand Autograph’s NFT offerings across sports and entertainment, after having already released tokens for Brady and partnered with athletes such as Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter, Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka.

Investors Katie Haun, Arianna Simpson, Ilya Fushman and Chris Dixon will also join the company’s board. They join existing board members that include Brady and his Autograph co-founders Richard Rosenblatt and CEO Dillon Rosenblatt; Apple SVP of services Eddy Cue; FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried; musician The Weeknd; and Peter Mattoon, an investment manager who frequently works with Brady on his business endeavors.

Autograph launched in April and partnered with DraftKings in July to provide athlete NFTs to the company’s DraftKings Marketplace. The new Series B funding also included investments from Nicole Quinn of Lightspeed Venture Partners and San Francisco-based venture capital firm 01A.