Tally Labs, a Web3 media company that oversees the business operations and infrastructural software development of Jenkins the Valet – a fictional Nonfungible Token (NFT) project centered around the life of a Bored Ape character – has closed a seed funding round in Announced value of $12 million.
The company has committed to using the funds to expand the intellectual property and commercialization of Jenkins the Valet to a broader range of entertainment media and to hire six newly advertised US/remote positions.
The fund compiles a roster of 19 investors, both venture capitalists and individual investors, deliberately selected for their wide-ranging expertise and knowledge, but primarily for their alignment with core values of Web3 and decentralized content creation.
Investors include a16z crypto, Sterling VC, Dapper Ventures, as well as Dapper Ventures CEO Roham Gharegozlou, Odell Beckham Jr. and Allyson Felix, among others.
Safa, one of the two co-founders of Tally Labs alongside Valet Jones, reiterated the importance of a thoughtful approach to funding when speaking to Cointelegraph, explaining:
“I don’t think capital is incredibly hard to come by in this day and age, but we think it’s more about who the money is coming from and we feel like we’ve found the best group of people that we can.” could wish for.”
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According to Valet Jones, the growth of Tally Labs will serve as “an evolution of the existing story” as “through the podcast, Jenkins will be doing a lot more things, discovering new places, and meeting a whole host of other communities.” with SALT Audio.
“Jenkins is obviously such an important figure for us, I think for the Writer’s Room, and we hope for the room as a whole, so Jenkins is going to be really, really crucial to the growth of everything Tally does.”
The debut release from the Jenkins world will be a fictional novel that will reveal the stories and secrets of the Bored Ape Yacht Club. Titled Bored + Dangerous, the book is currently being written by 10-time New York Times bestseller Neil Strauss with Democratic support of the Writer’s Room community via the Governance portal. The novel, available in both physical and NFT formats, is expected to be released in Q2 2022.
Valet Jones ended the conversation by emphasizing the importance of building a technological infrastructure to support their execution ambitions and provide their community with the best possible experience across the Web3 sphere:
“Every time Jenkins has a new adventure or he meets new characters and they have new adventures and content is created, new software is also created to make the community interaction as amazing as possible […] We love taking our community on a journey through all of these developments in our business and finding creative and fun ways to introduce new developments.”
https://cointelegraph.com/news/tally-labs-strive-to-expand-decentralized-content-ecosystem-with-12m-funding Tally Labs is committed to expanding the decentralized content ecosystem with $12 million in funding