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MakersPlace Raises $30M in Funding Round Led by Pantera Capital and Bessemer Venture

Other investors included rap artist Eminem, Coinbase Ventures and Sony Music Entertainment.

Aug 4, 2021 at 3:25 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:35 p.m. UTC

Digital art platform MakersPlace said it raised $30 million in a Series A funding round led by Pantera Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners.

  • The firm introduces digital art and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to a mainstream collector audience.
  • Other investors in the round included Uncork Capital, Draper Dragon Digital Assets, 9Yards Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Sony Music Entertainment and rap artist Eminem.
  • In February, Christie's said it had partnered with MakersPlace to auction artwork by the renowned crypto artist Beeple. The work sold for $69.3 million. 
  • MakersPlace reports the number of collectors using its platform has grown 10-fold over the past year, with the firm facilitating over $100 million in transactions.
  • NFTs are digital assets that represent a wide range of unique tangible and intangible items, from collectible sports cards to virtual real estate and even digital sneakers.

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