Madrid-based Komon has announced it has closed a pre-seed round of $2 million in advance of the launch of its NFT-accessed online creativity platform.
Komon will offer fans the opportunity to buy an NFT for access to an exclusive online community of artists.
Komon was founded by Sebastián Fernández-Medrano, who spent seven years in venture capital, as a former principal at Samaipata, a VC which invests in digital platforms, and computer scientist Manuel Bevilacqua, who worked at the likes of Capchase and Returnly.
They see NFTs as an opportunity to give artists verifiable ownership of their work and make some money from selling NFT key’s to join their exclusive “clubs.”
Both founders had artistic beginnings: Fernández-Medrano is a trained actor and Bevilacqua was a professional violinist.
Fernández-Medrano told Tech.eu that they will make their money by charging a commission on the price of the NFTs and expect to go live in the coming months.
The pre-seed funding will help to hire the team in Europe or the USA.
Samaipata (Fernández-Medrano’s former company), Adara Ventures, Inveready, and Shilling are among the investors, as well as a number of business angels in the Web3 and artist-management worlds.