$50 million investment in a16z crypto’s Gary Vaynerchuk’s NFT project VeeFriends

Gary Vaynerchuk, owner of VaynerMedia, VaynerX and Vayner Sports, has come across as one of NFT’s hardest supporters so far. The successful marketing professional, also known as Gary Vee, first announced his NFT project VeeFriends in 2021. a16z crypto announced in a blog post yesterday that it has invested $ 50 million in seeds in VeeFriends. 


Inspired by the evolution of the characters Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty, The Getalong Gang, Snorks and Wuzzles, the collection consists of 10,255 VeeFriends tokens. Owners of the VeeFriends token are also eligible to participate in the VeeCon event exclusive to NFT holders. At this point, it should be noted that the VeeCon event will focus on Web3 and will have live music and networking opportunities. 

The first VeeCon event will take place May 19-22, 2022 in Minnesota. Events in 2023 and 2024 will be announced 180 days before the event date. The event, which is planned to bring together 7,000 NFT owners, is a good example of community creation with NFT or managing community with NFT. 

In a post penned by Chris Lyons of a16z crypto, Gary Vaynerchuk’s VeeFriends collection is “a blueprint for effectively leveraging web3 through unique, meaningful intellectual property and an outstanding community.” is defined as. 


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