Animoca Brands Raises Additional $75M, Nudging Valuation to $5.9B

The infusion is the second tranche of January's funding round, which nabbed almost $360 million and valued the investment company at $5.5 billion.

AccessTimeIconJul 12, 2022 at 2:18 p.m. UTC
Updated Jul 12, 2022 at 7:17 p.m. UTC

Jamie Crawley is a CoinDesk news reporter based in London.

Non-fungible token (NFT) and metaverse investor Animoca Brands has raised a further $75 million at a valuation of $5.9 billion.

  • Existing investors Liberty City Ventures, 10T and Kingsway were among those participating.
  • The fundraise is the second tranche of the previous funding round in January, which brought almost $360 million and valued the company at $5.5 billion, doubling Animoca's value in less than three months. The firm raised $65 million at a $2.2 billion valuation in October.
  • January's raise was extended to accommodate due diligence processes, Animoca announced Tuesday.
  • Animoca Brands said it will use the capital to fund acquisitions, investments and product development as well as secure licenses for popular intellectual properties and advance the open metaverse.
  • The company's portfolio contains more than 150 NFT-related projects, including play-to-earn game Axie Infinity, Dapper Labs (the company behind NBA Top Shot) and OpenSea, the largest NFT trading platform. Animoca also has a majority stake in metaverse game The Sandbox.
  • The fundraise shows that despite the bearishness in the digital asset market, capital is still finding its way to well-established firms in the industry.

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