Legendary recording artist, rapper and entrepreneur Nasir “Nas” Jones has secured a massive victory in his venture capital fund with the news that Amazon has acquired online pharmacy PillPack for a reported $1 billion. Jones’ Queensbridge Venture Partners were early investors in the drug delivery service. When it comes to the focus of the service, the delivery process is for people that require multiple daily medications and it ships to all 50 states.
Jeff Wilke, Amazon CEO Worldwide Consumer said about the acquisition, “PilPack’s visionary team has a combination of deep pharmacy experience and a focus on technology. 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.”
Now just prior to the Amazon acquisition, PillPack had raised roughly $118 million in private capital. Jones’s team had also invested in direct-to-consumer mattress company Casper, ticket reseller SeatGeek, Digital brand Genius and ride sharing service Lyft, among other companies according to CrunchBase.
And for the rapper himself, Jones recently released his 12th studio album titled, “Nasir” that was executively produced by Kanye West; which was the fourth of five, seven track albums that West produced in a span of a month.