If you’ve been in crypto for a while, digging around in some of its most popular sub-sectors, there’s every chance you’ve heard of Animoca Brands. Media entities Fortune and nft now absolutely have.

Both have just recognised Animoca Brands on their respective crypto-firm-acknowledging lists.

What is Animoca Brands? It’s possibly best described as one of the industry’s most influential investors (more than 380 Web3 investments) and incubators and enablers of digital property rights and the open metaverse.

It develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including original games such as The Sandbox, Phantom Galaxies, Life Beyond, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes, and products utilising popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP, and Formula E.

Animoca Brands named a Fortune Crypto 40 company

We’re making some assumptions here, but we’re betting you’ll also have heard of the Fortune 500 – an annual list of top public and private US companies by total revenue, that’s been published every year since 1955. It’s considered something of a matter of prestige and honour to make the cut.

The Fortune Crypto 40 is doing something similar for crypto/blockchain firms, recognising the top companies “built to last” within the crypto industry, ranking them across eight categories.

Animoca Brands is one of the winners in the Venture Capital category and comes on the back of the firm’s intensive funding activity over the past few years as one of the key global investors in the blockchain space, particularly in the areas of NFTs and gaming.

Yat Siu, the firm’s co-founder and executive chairman, commented:

“We are honoured to be named one of the Fortune Crypto 40. Animoca Brands is dedicated to fostering the growth of the Web3 industry by investing in and supporting companies and projects that share our vision of the open metaverse.

“Together with our many portfolio companies, we are helping to build a more equitable digital tomorrow that is founded on genuine digital ownership.”

Making the NFT100, too

Animoca Brands has also been chosen as an “honoree” in this year’s NFT100 list.

What’s the NFT100 you ask? It’s a list of influential creators and community leaders recognised for their accomplishments in the Web3 industry over the past year. And it’s compiled by nft now, a Web3-specific digital media platform that’s growing in popularity as it strives to help bring Web3 tech from niche territory well into the mainstream.

Animoca Brands was chosen for the list in the category of “community leaders”, which includes other well-known blockchain-industry builders, innovators, and leaders.

Nominations were sourced from holders of the Now Pass NFT, which is the membership community of nft now.

The final honorees were selected by nft now’s editorial team based on various factors, including NFT sales and volume across major marketplaces, social impact, innovation, history in the community, engagement and overall participation.

This article was developed in collaboration with Animoca Brands, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

 This article does not constitute financial product advice. You should consider obtaining independent advice before making any financial decisions.