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Dapper Labs

Dapper Labs

Dapper labs is a blockchain and software development company developing blockchain-based products and services.

Dapper Labs is a Vancouver-based blockchain company specializing in making video games. It has developed games such as Cryptokitties, NBA Top Shot, and Cheeze Wizards.

Product

The company's platform is known as Flow. It is a blockchain that allows for users to access consumer applications, games, and digital assets. There are more than 500 developers on Flow and over 100 projects being developed. Flow allows for beta testing of blockchain games and also gives users access to multiple payment options.

Timeline

March 2021
Dapper Labs raises a $305,000,000 venture round from 2 Chainz, Alex Caruso, Andre Drummond, Andre Iguodala, Andreessen Horowitz, Coatue Management, Dee Ford, Devin McCourty, Dreamers VC, JaVale McGee, Jason McCourty, Jordan Matthews, Josh Hart, Ken Crawley, Kevin Durant, Khris Middleton, Klay Thompson, Kyle Lowry, Michael Carter-Williams, Michael Jordan, Nikola Vučević, Nolan Arenado, Rodney McLeod, Shay Mitchell, Sound Ventures, Spencer Dinwiddie, Stefon Diggs, Thaddeus Young, Tim Beckham, Trent Williams, Tyrod Taylor, USVP, Udonis Haslem, Venrock, Version One and Vivek Ranadive.
August 6, 2020
Dapper Labs raises a $13,400,000 series A round from Coinbase Ventures, Republic Labs, Samsung Ventures, Spencer Dinwiddie, The a16z Cultural Leadership Fund, Union Square Ventures and Valor Capital Group.
August 15, 2019
Dapper Labs raises a $11,200,000 series A round from Accomplice, AppWorks, Digital Currency Group, East Chain Co, The a16z Cultural Leadership Fund, Union Square Ventures, Venrock, Version One and Warner Music Group.
October 19, 2018
Dapper Labs raises a $15,000,000 series A round from Hex Capital, June Fund, Rising Tide, SV Angel, Samsung NEXT, Steve Huffman, Union Square Ventures, Venrock, William Mougayar and WndrCo.
February 2018
Dapper Labs raises a $12,900,000 series A round from Andreessen Horowitz, Graph Ventures, Union Square Ventures and Yes VC.

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Bryce Bladon

Employee

Cassidy Robertson

Employee

Christopher Doege

Employee

Christopher Scott

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Daniela Díaz Reyna

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Evan Keast

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Howard Tam

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Jessica Malinab

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Nick Chow

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Nick Salloum

Employee

Peter Hollyman

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Rachel Barclay

Employee

Roham Gharegozlou

Founder

Vivian Cheung

Employee

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News

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Lucas Matney
July 19, 2021
TechCrunch
If you spent any time this year desperately trying to figure out what the heck NFTs are, you probably have Dapper Labs CEO Roham Gharegozlou to thank for that. His startup's crypto trading card marketplace NBA Top Shot went viral earlier this year with users dropping hundreds of millions of dollars on digital NBA collectibles. [...]
MK Manoylov
July 1, 2021
The Block
The e-sports tournament organizer Community Gaming announced Thursday that it raised $2.3 million in seed funding from prominent investors.
Lucas Matney
June 23, 2021
TechCrunch
You've likely seen the headlines surrounding the pretty major decline in NFT sales from the market's recent peak, with some reports indicating as much as a 90 percent decline in recent weeks. And while plenty of crypto speculators are on the losing end of that rapid decline, others see a future where digital collectible and [...]
Lucas Matney
May 27, 2021
TechCrunch
The NFT world is all about reshaping the idea of digital ownership, but art hardware startup Infinite Objects sees a big opportunity in making physical copies of those assets as it looks to reshape digital art and collectibles. The startup makes screens that show a single video from a single artist and don't do anything [...]
Omar Faridi
May 16, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Analysis: New NFT lawsuit has alleged sale of NBA Top Shot Moments by Dapper Labs violates securities laws.
Animoca Brands
May 13, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- A Animoca Brands, a empresa que está oferecendo direitos de propriedade digital a jogadores por meio de NFTs, anunciou hoje que concluiu um...
Animoca Brands
May 13, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Animoca Brands, la empresa que ofrece derechos de propiedad digitales a los jugadores a través de NFT, anunció hoy que ha completado una...
Isabelle Kirkwood
May 13, 2021
BetaKit
Millions.co is launching a product designed to help athletes open up new revenue streams and increase their engagement with fans.
Animoca Brands
May 13, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Animoca Brands, das Unternehmen, das Spielern digitale Eigentumsrechte über NFTs zur Verfügung stellt, gab heute bekannt, dass es eine...
Animoca Brands
May 13, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Animoca Brands, l'entreprise qui fournit des droits de propriété numérique aux joueurs de jeux vidéo par l'entremise des NFT, a annoncé...
Kellen Browning
May 13, 2021
www.nytimes.com
Professional basketball players are buying and selling digital video highlights while preaching the tech industry's cryptocurrency gospel.
Tim Levin
April 24, 2021
Business Insider
NBA Top Shot users have netted millions since the platform opened in October, but cashing out one's profits can take months.
April 22, 2021
WebWire
SportsIcon, a new sports-focused NFT platform, today announced a new round of funding from an all-star group of investors including rap legend turned investor Nas; Elefund, former NBA champion Andrew Bogut; Roham Gharegozlou, the CEO of Dapper Labs, creators of NBA Top Shot; wndrco, On Deck Runway Fund, Nihal Mehta of Eniac Ventures, serial entrepreneur Sunny Madra, Mike Edwards of Argo Blockchain, Anand Agarawala, Founder of Spatial, Andrew Masanto of Reserve Protocol, Hedera Hashgraph a...
MK Manoylov
April 16, 2021
The Block
Dapper Labs, the NFT development platform behind NBA TopShot, is reportedly raising even more money -- at a valuation of $7.5 billion.
Reza Chowdhury
April 7, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
USA TODAY
April 1, 2021
USA TODAY
Dapper Labs CEO Roham Gharegozlou says of NBA Top Shot: "We're just barely getting started." He discussed the platform's future after raising $305M.
Isabelle Kirkwood
March 30, 2021
BetaKit
Vancouver-based blockchain startup Dapper Labs has raised $305 million in financing as the company claims to see success from its NBA Top Shot product.
The Associated Press
March 30, 2021
CTVNews
Canadian blockchain technology company Dapper Labs has secured $305 million in private funding -- some of it from current and former NBA players, including Michael Jordan -- to scale up its virtual NBA trading card site, the company said Tuesday.
USA TODAY
March 30, 2021
USA TODAY
Dapper Labs, the company behind NBA Top Shot, announced a $305 million funding round. High-profile investors include Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant.
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