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NBA Top Shot maker Dapper Labs just nabbed another $305 million investment from the likes of Michael Jordan and Will Smith

23 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Dapper Labs, the startup behind virtual trading-card platform NBA Top Shot , has closed a $305 million funding round as the market for digital collectibles continues to boom, the company announced Tuesday.
Led by the investment firm Coatue, the round includes Michael Jordan, current NBA players like Kevin Durant, Alex Caruso, Klay Thompson, and Andre Iguodala, and several other professional MLB and NFL athletes. Ashton Kutcher's Sound Ventures, Will Smith's Dreamers VC, 2 Chainz, Venrock , The Chernin Group, and USV are also involved in the round.
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NBA Top Shot Maker Collects $2.6 Billion Valuation On NFT Fervor

NBA Top Shot Maker Collects $2.6 Billion Valuation On NFT Fervor

23 days ago   |   By Forbes

Dapper Labs, the company behind the NFT collectible platform NBA Top Shot as well as the blockchain platform Flow, has raised $305 million in a round led by Coatue.
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