Yuga Labs, creator of Bored Apes, announces $450 million seed round investors, including Adidas, Samsung, Google, A16z, FTX, Sandbox, Time, Colin Kaepernick, Dez Bryant, Shaq, & Snoop Dog

  • Yuga Labs announced the seed investors who invested $450 million in the less-than-year-old company, valued at $4 billion.
  • Nicole Muniz, CEO of Yuga Labs, said: “Already, a new economy is possible with the IP of Apes, Punks, and Meebits, owned by the community. The possibilities for blockchain’s impact on culture are endless, and so we are building a beautiful, interoperable world for people to explore and play in. There’s a lot to come.”
  • The investors each own a Bored Ape numbered above. The investors are:
  1. A16Z
  2. Animoca Brands
  3. FTX Ventures
  4. Liontree
  5. Moonpay
  6. Sandbox
  7. Tiger Global
  8. Google Ventures
  9. Sevensevensix
  10. Sound Ventures
  11. Lightspeed Ventures
  12. Digital
  13. Time Ventures
  14. Adidas Ventures
  15. Cobalt Capital
  16. Standard Crypto
  17. Nural/Kinetic
  18. Mark Cuban
  19. Genies
  20. Vaynerfund
  21. Colin Kaepernick
  22. SV Angel
  23. Snoop Dogg
  24. Shaq/Forest Road
  25. Gunna
  26. Dez Bryant
  27. Timbaland
  28. Steve Aoki
  29. Blau
  30. Eden Block
  31. Friendly Trading
  32. Thrive Capital
  33. Hashed
  34. Bond
  35. Samsung
  36. Artist Capital
  37. More unnamed.
  • Of course, some will ask, Where are the women investors? Paris Hilton? Reese Witherspoon?
  • UPDATE March 23, 2022: We’ve learned that Ros Gold-Onwude is a seed investor in Yuga Labs, as she tweeted: