Brooklyn Nets Forward Kevin Durant and his business partner Rich Kleiman are the latest pair to invest in social experience platform, Topia. The duo joins a group of investors that includes Alexis Ohanian and Bonfire Ventures. Together, they will look to expand their “creator ecosystem” while launching NFT verified system.
“We welcome Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s Thirty Five Ventures to Topia’s ever-growing family. They join us at an exciting time, with the emergence of NFTs representing a major milestone for Web3, decentralized technology, and the interoperable creator economy. Until now, it has been challenging to showcase NFTs in real-time social experiences online. We wanted to replicate the ability to socialize around art, as you would in our home, at a gallery, or museum,” Topia CEO Daniel Liebeskind said in a press release.
“Decentralized databases are great for creators, who get to add assets to a shared public backend and leave it up to platforms like Topia to build interoperable frontends that increase the value of their creations. Since founding Topia two years ago, we’ve been on a mission to empower the creation of social experiences for real-time connection and play. Verified NFTs and owner profiles represent our commitment to the growing interoperable metaverse and enable Topia world builders to create hybrid on-chain, off-chain social experiences that showcase NFTs and are accessible to everyone.”
To get their NFT verified system off the ground, Topia has debuted its public verified NFT gallery. Also, Topia will host a series of public conversations about the expansion of NFTs, art and more.
— Alexis Ohanian 7??7??6?? (@alexisohanian) December 9, 2021