- Fancurve expects to announce LaLiga team partnership
- Digital fashion space is a rapidly growing part of the metaverse
Former German international soccer players André Schürrle and Mario Götze are among those to have invested in non-fungible token (NFT) jersey startup Fancurve’s US$6.25 million seed round.
The round was led by Greenfield One and also included 6th Man Ventures, OneFootball and Shima Capital. OneFootball itself has just raised US$300 million in its own Series D round with the funds used to build and invest in metaverse technology.
The fashion space is a rapidly growing part of the NFT ecosystem, with major footwear and sportswear manufacturers releasing digital collections and investing in relevant startups, hoping to leverage the popularity of their brands in the metaverse.
Fancurve is banking on users wanting to show off their sporting alleigances in digital environments too.
Fancurve will use its new capital to build out its platform and secure partnerships with athletes, clubs, artists and metaverse companies to create digital jerseys that can be used across multiple platforms, collected, and traded.
“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,” said Chris Chaney, chief executive and founder of Fancurve told The Mediaverse.
“Our priority is to build a trustworthy and engaging platform for our users as they explore the growing Web 3.0 ecosystem.”
The first digital jerseys will be made available later this week and it plans to announce a partnership with a LaLiga soccer team next month.