Tom Brady’s NFT Platform Autograph Raises $170M

The funding round was led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and Kleiner Perkins and included the new fund of a16z alum Katie Haun.

AccessTimeIconJan 19, 2022 at 6:58 p.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 5:54 p.m. UTC
10 Years of Decentralizing the Future
May 29-31, 2024 - Austin, TexasThe biggest and most established global event for everything crypto, blockchain and Web3.Register Now

Autograph, a non-fungible token (NFT) platform co-founded by National Football League star Tom Brady, has closed a $170 million Series B funding round that was co-led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and Kleiner Perkins.

  • Other participants in the round included Nicole Quinn, a general partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, and the new venture firm from a16z alum Katie Haun.
  • As part of the investment, Haun, a16z general partners Arianna Simpson and Chris Dixon and Kleiner Perkins partner Ilya Fushman will join the Autograph board of directors.
  • Founded in July, Autograph has launched NFT collections featuring Brady, Tiger Woods, Naomi Osaka, The Weeknd, Simone Biles, Tony Hawk and Darek Jeter. Brady and The Weeknd are also members of the Autograph board.
  • "We're in the midst of an exciting moment in the evolution of the next generation of the internet," Haun said in a press release. "Autograph has assembled a world class team that understands how to build trusted, delightful product experiences that will accelerate the mainstreaming of crypto."
  • Last month, Haun announced that she was leaving a16z to start her own crypto-focused venture capital firm. Haun is reportedly looking to raise $900 million for a pair of funds.


Please note that our privacy policy, terms of use, cookies, and do not sell my personal information has been updated.

CoinDesk is an award-winning media outlet that covers the cryptocurrency industry. Its journalists abide by a strict set of editorial policies. In November 2023, CoinDesk was acquired by the Bullish group, owner of Bullish, a regulated, digital assets exchange. The Bullish group is majority-owned by; both companies have interests in a variety of blockchain and digital asset businesses and significant holdings of digital assets, including bitcoin. CoinDesk operates as an independent subsidiary with an editorial committee to protect journalistic independence. CoinDesk employees, including journalists, may receive options in the Bullish group as part of their compensation.

Brandy Betz

Brandy covered crypto-related venture capital deals for CoinDesk.

Learn more about Consensus 2024, CoinDesk's longest-running and most influential event that brings together all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Head to to register and buy your pass now.