Sorare to Raise $532M, Values Company at $3.8B

    • Soccer fantasy platform Sorare is close to raising $532 million in funding.
    • It would value the platform at more than $3.8 billion.

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Digital soccer collectibles platform Sorare is expected to announce that it will receive $532 million in funding, valuing the Paris-based company at more than $3.8 billion, according to Business Insider. 

The funding, led by SoftBank, would mark the largest round ever in the French technology sector

The platform has several high-profile investors including Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Barcelona FC forward Antoine Griezmann, and VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk

Sorare raised $50 million in February during a Series A funding round led by VC firm Benchmark.

Collectibles are continuing to be a hot commodity for investors. 

  • Dapper Labs, the company behind NBA Top Shot, a NFT marketplace where users buy, sell, and trade short highlights called “Moments,” was valued at $7.5 billion after completing a $305 million funding round in March. 
  • Rally, a pioneer in fractionalized sports collective investments, has raised more than $50 million since its launch in 2017, including a $30 million Series B round in May, led by VC firm Accel. 
  • Mythical Games, an NFT games startup, raised $75 million in Series B funding last month. The round led by WestCap, included a contribution from Gary Vaynerchuk’s VaynerFund. 

Sorare offers players from over 130 football clubs and its goal is reportedly to add the top 20 leagues globally. A Cristiano Ronaldo collectible went for $102,000.