Virtualness, a San Francisco, CA-based mobile-first platform powered by generative AI and blockchain, raised a funding round of undisclosed amount.
The round, which brought total funding to eight figures, was led by Shorooq Partners and Ankurit Capital.
The company raised $8M in seed funding in late 2022 in a round led by Blockchange Ventures with participation from Polygon Ventures, F7 Ventures, Micron Ventures, Better Capital, FalconX, Impact Venture Capital, Neythri Futures Fund, Oceans Ventures, Perot Jain, VC3 DAO, Carolyn Everson, Randi Zuckerberg, Nuseir Yassin, Nikki Farb, and Stacy Brown-Philpot.
Co-founded by Kirthiga Reddy and Saurabh Doshi, Virtualness is a mobile-first platform, powered by generative AI and blockchain, for users to create, mint, gift, share, and sell digital goods all in one place. Authenticated creators, brands, and sports and media organizations can use Virtualness to design, mint, and showcase branded digital goods; share across their social media channels; directly interact with their community; enable unique experiences and unlock new channels for monetization. Education, personalization, discovery, integration with Web2 and Web3 platforms, and a mobile-first experience are all core to the platform.
Virtualness has also announced the launch of Gratitude OnChain, a program that invites the community to express their gratitude on blockchain in a permanent, immutable way that lasts the test of time. As part of this program, top creators are coming together to create, gift, and sell their own digital goods using Virtualness’ platform. The activation begins on World Gratitude Day, September 21, 2023, and will be live for 21 days through October 12.
Top creators participating in the program include artist Leah Ibrahim Sams, NYT bestselling author Firoozeh Dumas, renowned performance and sports psychologist Shayamal Vallabhjee, Emmy Nominated Host and Co-founder, Peace Inside Live, Shira Lazar, musician and TikToker Nathan Piland, author and technology journalist Taylor Lorenz, entrepreneur and model Daya Burton, vlogger and entrepreneur Nuseir Yassin (Nas Daily.)
Participating organizations include HUG, a social marketplace founded by Randi Zuckerberg and Debbie Soon – with an open call for participation to HUG artists; Liftery, a social impact initiative focused on working mothers – with global executives offering coaching hours benefitting Liftery; and 100 Girls In Blockch(AI)n, an organization that empowers high school girls to engage with web3 and AI.
Virtualness, a San Francisco, CA-based mobile-first platform powered by generative AI and blockchain, raised a funding round of undisclosed amount. Best wishes to everyone in the group. This will be a huge accomplishment for them in the future.Shishir Gupta, The Founder & CEO of StartupLanes
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