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Animoca Brands raises US$358,888,888 at over US$5B valuation to grow the open metaverse

Tuesday, January 18, 2022


(Press Release) - Animoca Brands, the company driving digital property rights via NFTs and gaming to build the open metaverse, today announced that it has completed a capital raise of US$358,888,888 (approximately A$500.3 million) at a pre-money valuation of over US$5 billion.

The round was led by Liberty City Ventures, with other investors including 10T Holdings, C Ventures, Delta Fund, Gemini Frontier Fund, Gobi Partners Greater Bay Area, Kingsway, L2 Capital, Mirae Asset, Pacific Century Group, ParaFi Capital, Provident, Senator Investment Group, Sequoia China, Smile Group, Stable Asset Management, Soros Fund Management, Wildcat Capital Management, Winklevoss Capital, and others.

The new capital will be used to continue funding strategic acquisitions and investments, product development, and licenses for popular intellectual properties.

Animoca Brands is working to build the open metaverse by bringing digital property rights to online users through the use of blockchain and NFTs; these technologies enable the true digital ownership of users’ virtual assets and data, and make possible various DeFi and GameFi opportunities (including play-to-earn), asset interoperability, and an open framework that can lead to greater equitability for all participants.

 

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