$ 13 million for Ready Player Me avatars

$ 13 million for Ready Player Me avatars

The avatar creation platform Ready Player he has announced that in its last round of funding has raised 13 million dollars, being the main investor this time the Taavet+Sten group, behind which are Taavet Hinrikus and Sten Tamkivi, Estonian entrepreneurs who have founded technology companies such as TransferWise or Teleport. They have also contributed funds Tom Preston-Werner (co-founder of GitHub), Stefano Corazza (Adobe) and SomniumSpace among others.

With this capital Ready Player Me will continue its global expansion with the aim of being the avatars system used by default in the metaverse, that their characters are chosen by users to travel through all kinds of virtual social networks. Currently, and thanks to agreements with different companies, their avatars are already compatible with more than 900 digital worlds (VRChat, Somnium Space, Verizon or those created by electronic music producer Deadmau5).

2021 has been a defining year for Ready Player Me: the adoption of our avatar platform has gone from 25 to 900 companies. By giving people avatars that travel through the virtual worlds, we can make the metaverse more connected. The metaverse is not a single place or platform, it is a network of thousands of experiences, ” says Ready Player Me CEO Timmu Tõke

With this new funding they will also work on creating monetization tools so that developers can earn money with avatar and NFT customization assets. The company believes that the ability of cosmetics, clothing and virtual goods with NFT will contribute to the emergence of a metaverse economy.

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