Chronicle, the fan-friendly NFT marketplace, has announced the closing of an oversubscribed $3.2m seed round for the launch of Chronicle in summer 2021.
The round included participation from leading blockchain VCs – 4SV, AU21 Capital, Aussie Capital, Bella Protocol, Blocksync Ventures, DAO Maker, GBV Capital, GravityX Capital, Legos Capital, Magnus Capital, Moonwhale Ventures, Pluto Digital Assets, Three M Capital, Twin Apex Capital, VBC Group, Vysyn Capital, X21 Digital, and 499+ Block.
Funds raised will be used to accelerate the development of the platform, build the in-house studio and grow the company’s business globally with strategic footprints in Los Angeles, Australia, Singapore, and Beijing.
Chronicle is introducing an easy-to-use marketplace to maximize the availability of unique, authenticated, digital collectibles from the world’s leading entertainment and sports brands for fan communities worldwide. Within Chronicle, each user will be able to buy, sell, trade, bid, and gift collectibles to grow their personal wallet.
Tim Glover, the creator of fan experiences for Jurassic World (2015) and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) co-founded Chronicle together with experienced blockchain investor and innovator Jim Jin, an early seed investor to the popular Thorchain network.
“With Chronicle, we’re building a platform for fans of beloved franchises and brands – user-friendly and easy onboarding without having to understand how blockchain works,” explains Glover. “We are building something that we know works for entertainment brands and their fans, ultimately making digital collectibles available to millions of fans worldwide.”
Chronicle is also building an in-house studio with top artists from around the world to develop and design the collectibles that will be available within its platform. The team already boasts talent from across the entertainment and business world – including creative directors Jack Anthony Ewins (UK) and Manuel Bejarano (Spain) who worked on the Jurassic World digital fan campaigns with Universal Pictures.
Chronicle has been designed and built so that no previous blockchain knowledge is required to transact on the platform. Users will onboard via a simple email registration process and transact with the collectibles in USD.