Animoca Brands gets a heft investment
Credits: The Crypto Times

Japanese branch of Animoca Brands receives a hefty amount of investment

Animoca Brands Japanese division receives $45 million at a $500 million pre-money valuation

  • Japanese Animoca Brands receives a big amount of investment
  • The direction the fund to be channelized by the company
  • The portfolio constitution
  • Japan is increasingly attracting NFTs in the country even when high tax rates are prevalent

Japanese Division of Animoca Brands receives a hefty amount of sum

Japanese subsidiary of Animoca Brands went on to receive a heft sum of $45 million at a $500 million pre money valuation. Animoca Brands Corporation LTD and MUFG Bank, both were the key contributors to the fund, who divided the funding equally.

As the company received a heft amount of fund, questions where being raised in the market, as to how the funds of the company will be channelized, as the nft market in the country is already increasing. Let’s see how the company intends to channelize the funds

Channelization of the funds raised

The company plans on allocating the funds to successfully acquire licenses for well known intellectual properties, to improve the internal operations of the company and to bring awareness of Web3 to its partners and encourage them to adopt the same. The primary objective of the fund will be to enhance the NFT space in Japan

The portfolio constitution

Axie Infinity, Dapper Labs, and the NFT marketplace Opensea are just a few of the several assets in Animoca Brands’ portfolio, according to Cryptoslate. So, it would be fair to make the observation that the company has a solid constituted portfolio from a diverse range of companies from NFT sector.

High tax rate

High Tax Rate in Japan
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The nation generally has high tax rates levied on the citizens. It was known that; Businesses in Japan are subjected to 30% tax and the personal income earned by a citizen can be taxed up to 55%. It is needless to say that the digital assets acquire will also be highly taxed. Though the tax rates are explicitly high in the country, one peculiar observation was made, which showed that, the NFT enterprises are increasing in the country, even when the tax rates are high. One of the main reasons for this is abundance of anime, manga and video game Ips


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