Dapper Labs is the NFT development studio in charge of popular NFT series. This includes Crypto Kitties and NBA Top Shot.
I’s behind the next-generation Flow blockchain goes on to announce closing a new Series D funding round for $250 million.
Dapper Labs’ currently estimates its valuation to $7.5 billion, a roughly $5 billion spike from its previous sitting.
Coatue, a global investment manager focused on public and private companies in the technology, media and telecommunications industries.
Coatue is widely know and responsible for leading the studio’s Series C funding round earlier in March. Of course, the project secured a whopping $305 million.
“We think Dapper Labs is a leader in the space at the infrastructure level with the Flow blockchain and at the application layer with NBA Top Shot. We continue to be impressed by Roham’s [Gharegozlou, CEO] strong leadership and vision and we could not be more proud to partner with him and the entire team at Dapper,”
Coatue Ventures Chairman Dan Rose shared.
Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), GV (formerly known as Google Ventures), and Version One Ventures also is part of this Dapper Labs’ funding. Furthermore, New investors like San Francisco-based investment firm BOND headed by Mary Meeker, and GIC (Government of Singapore Investment Corporation) is among the participating investors.
“Dapper Labs will use the new funding to continue to scale and support major additional brand-driven sports, entertainment and music based products coming online and develops on the Flow blockchain,”
the NFT firm shared in a statement.
Dapper with LaLiga Soccer League
Dapper Labs announces partnership with LaLiga, the soccer league in Spain, ranks among the most popular leagues in the world. For instance, this partnership will offer new digital collectibles in the form of NFTs (non-fungible tokens).
This is designed particularly for the league’s global fanbase.
“The partnership between LaLiga and Dapper Labs will bring us the closest we’ve ever been to our fans worldwide through a new and growing medium, and alongside the industry partner that created and jump-started the entire NFT movement.
This experience will have soccer fans all over the world at the center, giving them a platform and product to enjoy and express their passion for LaLiga in a unique way.”
LaLiga President Javier Tebas expresses.
Also, Dapper Labs will launch NFTs for popular soccer teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Sevilla, Villarreal, Valencia etc. This will come from some highlights from the last 10 seasons of the leagues.
“Dapper Labs is growing quickly but we’re just scratching the surface of what this new technology can do for people.
We’re excited to partner with our incredible investors to scale NBA Top Shot and launch our upcoming titles as well as unlock the potential of the open ecosystem building on Flow.”
Dapper Labs CEO Roham Gharegozlou shares
Conclusively, Dapper Labs also is in partnership with Google Cloud to support Web3 development on the Flow blockchain. Additionally, The firm recorded a significant growth this year with over $780 million in NFT transactions. For instance, this amounts to over 1.1 million accounts active on its platform.