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Autograph

start up
United States - Santa Monica, CA
  • 20/01/2022
  • Series B
  • $170,000,000

Autograph is an NFT platform that brings together the most iconic brands and legendary names in sports, entertainment, and culture to create unique digital collections and experiences to better connect fans to the things they love. Notable Board of Director members include Sam Bankman-Fried, Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd, Peter Mattoon and Michael Meldman. Co-founded by Tom Brady and headquartered in Los Angeles, Autograph is building the future of fandom through a streamlined and inclusive process, authentic and creative products, and exclusive partnerships. Members of the star-studded Advisory Board have dropped their first collections that sold out in record time with drops from Wayne Gretzky, Derek Jeter, Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles, Tony Hawk, Tiger Woods and more.


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Josh PayneCo Founder

Josh Payne United States - Santa Monica, California,

Incepto ne desistam // Tikkun olam

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Operating experience: co-founded a few VC-backed startups and a startup incubator
- Autograph Ⓐ (current)
- AccessBell (sold to Tata Group)
- Marlin Protocol ($POND, listed on Coinbase, Binance, others)
- Apfyt (backed by Praxis Labs, closed)
- Stanford COVID-19 Innovation Lab (450+ people from 40+ countries)

Technical expertise:
- 10+ patents pending (AI/ML, blockchain, digital identity)
- 5+ lead-author peer-reviewed scientific papers (AI/ML, IoT, blockchain, quantum computing; published in Nature Comms, NeurIPS, IEEE)
- web3 buidling since 2017

Stanford MS Computer Science & MBA dropout, advisor to Xfund, former professional musician (open to jam sessions!)

"It is not enough to be compassionate. We must act." - 14th Dalai Lama

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