Fancurve raises US$6.25m to bring digital jersey NFTs to the metaverse
Fancurve has raised US$6.25m through seed funding with former German international players André Schürrle and Mario Götze being among those to have invested in this Non-Fungible Token (NFT) jersey startup.
Fancurve foraying into the metaverse space
The round was led by Greenfield One and also included 6th Man Ventures, Onefootball, and Shima Capital. With the objective of building metaverse technology, OneFootball had recently raised US$300 million in its own Series D round.
The NFT ecosystem is growing rapidly. Brands are looking to capitalize on commercial opportunities that would emerge in this space and they are looking to leverage the popularity of their brands in the metaverse. Hence you would see fashion brands and sportswear manufacturers foraying into this space.
Fancurve will utilize the capital to build its platform and secure partnerships with athletes, clubs, artists and metaverse companies to create digital jerseys that can be collected and traded across several platforms.
“At Fancurve, we’re focused on updating the meaning of sports fandom – for today’s digital world and redefining what it will become in the future,” “Our priority is to build a trustworthy and engaging platform for our users as they explore the growing Web 3.0 ecosystem.” Chris Chaney, chief executive and founder of Fancurve
The first digital jerseys has been launched and they plan on announcing a partnership with a La Liga team soon.