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Rapper Nas invested early in PillPack, Amazon’s latest $1 Billion buy

By Thomas Barrabi,

Rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones’ venture capital fund scored another victory on Thursday with Amazon’s announcement 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. 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.”


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