SAN FRANCISCO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – VRChat, a social virtual reality (VR) platform that allows users to create, publish, and explore virtual worlds with other users around the world, announced a $ 80 million round of D-Series investments. The round was led by Anthos Capital, alongside participating investors Makers Fund, GFR Fund and others.
VRChat is the leading social virtual reality platform with millions of users, hundreds of thousands of worlds and more than ten million unique avatars. It is the highest free RV app in the Steam and Oculus Rift store, with over 40,000 simultaneous users. Thanks to the creative freedom of VRChat tools, users have made VRChat a unique cultural phenomenon, closely linked to memes, events, and Internet culture. It has also become a virtual hangout for online events and communities.
“VRChat hosts a vibrant, creative and committed community that has played a critical role in shaping its ongoing development. We are excited to work with our investment partners to grow and empower our community at an accelerated pace, ”says Graham Gaylor, co-founder and CEO of VRChat.
This investment provides VRChat with the resources to accelerate the development of a creative economy where members can win, an improved social discovery system for more meaningful experiences, and expansion across platforms. These enhancements will contribute to the rapid growth of VRChat and allow more people to access this virtual universe.
“We are proud to collaborate with VRChat as it further revolutionizes social experiences. As the virtual reality market grows, VRChat prepares for significant expansion and growth as a leading platform for virtual worlds, ”says Brian Ames, CEO of Anthos Capital.
“VRChat’s passionate and talented team has been creating the most immersive, community-led, community-based platform, ”says Jay Chi, founding partner of Makers Fund. “At Makers we are looking for innovative companies with great leaders; we truly believe in VRChat’s mission to deliver a user-generated RV experience, connecting people from all over the world and we are very excited to continue the journey with them. ”
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Founded in 2014, VRChat offers an immense collection of social RV experiences created by its users. Players can explore, socialize, and create with other people around the world. The platform allows users to customize their own virtual reality experiences, including custom avatars, worlds, games, hangouts, events, and more. VRChat is available on Steam, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest and VIVEPORT, with additional platforms along the way.