VeeFriends will use the capital injection to support building the future intellectual property of the 283 VeeFriends characters. The investment will be used to fuel expansion plans for its creative, technical and experiential operations. VeeFriends is building its IP across different multimedia platforms including physical and digital spaces. We are also planning on using proceeds to recruit the best talent from the entertainment and Web3 industries.
VeeFriends is the name of Gary Vaynerchuk’s NFT collection. He created VeeFriends to bring to life his ambitions of building a community around his creative and business passions using NFT technology and their smart contract capabilities. By owning a VeeFriend NFT, you immediately become part of the VeeFriends community and get access to VeeCon.
Gary has discussed many potential opportunities for VeeFriends IP to become more than an access pass. He has discussed everything from books to other merchandise and even a future theme park.
gm! I'm very excited to announce that @a16z crypto is leading a $50M round in @veefriends. We look forward to helping the team fuel expansion plans for its creative, technical and experiential operations that support the growing Web3 community! https://t.co/p2KN3SPMGT
— chrislyons (@ChrisLyons) July 28, 2022
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