Matchday is a soccer-focused web3 game startup. The company just announced that it has secured $21 million in seed funding. The funds come from venture capital firm Lionel Messi, who is said to be willing to invest in developing a collection of games himself. A godsend for a startup that wants to attract more football fans!
Updated on 03/09/2023 at 21:49
Messi invests in startup Web3 Soccer Game Matchday
Startup Web3 Matchday just received $21 million in seed funding as part of developing its game suite. Lionel Messi, the football star who led Argentina to World Cup victory, is among the main investors.
Indeed, his company Play Time will support Matchday in this new Web3 project. Meanwhile, Alexia Putellas will become Matchday’s Global Founding Ambassador. This Spanish football star has won the Women’s Ballon d’Or several times.
In its announcement, Matchday clarifies that the Web3 startup is now officially licensed by FIFA and the FIFPRO players association. She also highlights an important point: Lionel Messi’s company is not the only donor. Other venture capitalists have also invested in the project. We present, in particular:
- Capricorn Investment Group;
- Horizon Ventures.
Messi and the Web3 sphere: a long-standing collaboration!
This is not Lionel Messi’s first experience in the Web3 world. Indeed, the soccer star enjoys exploring the fields of Web 3, cryptocurrencies and, of course, football. He has already invested in another fantasy football game, NFT Sorare. He has also already signed a $20 million sponsorship deal with fan token platform Socios.com.
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Lionel Messi and the creators of Socios Fan Tokens have decided to join forces to build a more exciting and rewarding future for fans around the world. As a reminder, Socios is an NFT platform whose success is well known. Moreover, the star of the round ball is the ambassador of two companies.