Nas Funded PillPack Gets Acquired By Amazon For $1 Billion

Fresh off his 11th top 10 album ‘NASIR‘, Mr. Jones has another successful investment under his belt. Amazon announced Thursday (June 28) that it had acquired online pharmacy PillPack for a reported $1 billion.

Jones’ Queensbridge Venture Partners was an early investor in the prescription drug delivery service back in 2014. The fund participated in an early investment round that raised $8.8 million for the startup, which streamlines the prescription drug delivery process for people that require multiple daily medications and ships to all 50 states.

“PillPack’s visionary team has a combination of deep pharmacy experience and a focus on technology,” said Jeff Wilke, Amazon CEO Worldwide Consumer. “PillPack is meaningfully improving its customers’ lives, and we want to help them continue making it easy for people to save time, simplify their lives, and feel healthier. We’re excited to see what we can do together on behalf of customers over time.”

The acquisition marks the second time that Amazon has purchased a company that counted Queensbridge Venture Partners as an early investor. The e-commerce giant previously bought home security tech startup Ring for a reported $1.2 billion last February.

PillPack raised a total of roughly $118 million in private capital before its acquisition by Amazon.

Jones’ team has also invested in direct-to-consumer mattress company Casper, ticket reseller SeatGeek, digital media brand Genius and ride-sharing service Lyft, among other companies, according to CrunchBase. The L.A.-based company, in which he serves as a founding partner, invested in a variety of companies over the years, such as Genius, Lyft, Dropbox, SeatGeek, and LANDR to name a few.

source: karencivil

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