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 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.

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Dapper Labs Venture round, March 2021
305,000,000
March 2021
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Products

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Description
Website
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CryptoKitties

CryptoKitties is a game built on the Ethereum blockchain in which users can collect and trade digitally scarce virtual cats.

A blockchain built to support games, apps, and digital assets.

Cheeze Wizards is a non-fungible token company.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Bryce Bladon

Employee

Cassidy Robertson

Employee

Christopher Doege

Employee

Christopher Scott

Employee

Daniela Díaz Reyna

Employee

Evan Keast

Employee

Howard Tam

Employee

Jessica Malinab

Employee

Nick Chow

Employee

Nick Salloum

Employee

Peter Hollyman

Employee

Rachel Barclay

Employee

Roham Gharegozlou

Founder

Vivian Cheung

Employee

Further reading

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Companies

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
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.
Jonathan Shieber
March 30, 2021
TechCrunch
From the early success of Crypto Kitties to the explosive growth of NBA Top Shot, Dapper Labs has been at the forefront of the cryptocurrency collectible craze known as NFTs. Now the company is reaping the benefits of its trailblazing status with a new $305 million financing led by some of the biggest names in [...]
Elizabeth Lopatto
March 30, 2021
The Verge
NBA Top Shot, a new use of NFTs, lets users trade virtual clips of their favorite players. With attention from NBA players like the Pelicans' Josh Hart and more than a billion dollars in market cap, Dapper Labs may have created the blockchain application that breaks through to the mainstream.
Connie Loizos
February 27, 2021
TechCrunch
Non-fungible tokens have been around for two years, but these NFTs, one-of-one digital items on the Ethereum and other blockchains, are suddenly becoming a more popular way to collect visual art, primarily, whether it's an animated cat or an NBA clip or virtual furniture. "Suddenly" is hardly an overstatement. According to the outlet Cointelegraph, during [...]
USA TODAY
February 26, 2021
USA TODAY
NBA Top Shot: Is it a fad or a reliable place for fans to buy collector's items of their favorite players?
Isabelle Kirkwood
September 12, 2019
BetaKit
Dapper Labs, the Vancouver-based creator of CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot, has raised $11 million in funding and is developing a new blockchain technology.

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