Sky Mavis, developer of "Axie Infin...


Sky Mavis, developer of "Axie Infinity", raises about 16.6 billion yen: report

"Axie Infinity" developer Sky Mavis raises about 16.6 billion yen

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Sky Mavis, the developer of the popular NFT game "Axie Infinity" that realizes "Play-to-Earn", has about 150 million dollars from a16z (Andreessen Horowitz) and others (About 16.6 billion yen) was reported on October 4th. This was reported by the media "The Information" based on information obtained from two people involved, and Sky Mavis has not made an official announcement at this time. The Series B funding round will reportedly be led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). In addition, the valuation of Sky Mavis after the funding is expected to reach $3 billion (approximately 333.2 billion yen). The last time Sky Mavis raised funds was in May of this year. Led by Libertus Capital, including Animoca Brands, CoinGecko Ventures, and Hashed, as well as prominent investor Mark Cuban, Many investors, including Miss Bitcoin Mai Fujimoto, participated in the investment. At that time, the Series A funding was $7.5 million (about 830 million yen). In August of this year, a16z, which is reported to be investing in Sky Mavis, invested $4.6 million (about 500 million yen) in Yield Guild Games (YGG), which provides a service to lend NFTs to game players. was leading the fundraising investment. Also in June this year, a16z announced a $2.2 billion (approximately ¥240 billion) fund dedicated to investing in blockchain and digital asset startups.

Shinya Otsuga (Gentosha New Economy)