Virtualness, a mobile-first platform that helps creators and brands navigate the complex world of Web3, has raised more than $8 million in seed funding.
Polygon Ventures, F7 Ventures, Micron Ventures, Oceans Ventures, Neythri Futures Fund, Carolyn Everson, Randi Zuckerberg, Nusier Yassin (Nas Daily), Nikki Farb, Stacy Brown-Philpot, and other thought leaders joined Blockchange Ventures in the fundraising.
Authenticated creators and brands will use the platform to design, mint, and showcase branded digital collectibles; easily share across their social media channels; directly interact with their fans and community; enable unique experiences; and unlock new monetisation channels when it launches in early 2023. The platform's core features are education, personalisation, discovery, integration with Web2 and Web3 platforms, and a mobile-first experience.
Virtualness will provide core capabilities for creators and brands. Kirthiga Reddy, former Managing Director of Facebook India and South Asia and former Investment Partner at Softbank Investment Advisers, and Saurabh Doshi, former Head of Meta, Asia-Pacific for Entertainment; Emerging Markets and Greater China Region for Creators and former Vice President at Viacom Group and Star India, co-founded the company.
Reddy and Doshi are collaborating closely with creators to educate them on how to build their products. Nusier Yassin (Nas Daily), a creator with over 50 million followers across social media platforms and an investor in Virtualness, is one of the tech-forward creators assisting in the product's development from the start.