Ready Player Me, a metaverse platform of customizable avatars, has raised $13 million in a Series A funding round led by Taavet+Sten, the co-founders of Wise and Teleport.
Other investors, such as Tom Preston-Werner, Co-Founder of GitHub, Samsung Next, NordicNinja, and Konvoy Ventures, among many others also participated in the funding.
The company said in a blog announcement, the proceeds will help it with building out custom content creation tools, investing in avatar art through additional styles and body types. The company added:
We’ll build flexible avatar APIs and SDKs for improved developer experience and ease of integration.
As per VentureBeat, players can already use digital avatars from Ready Player Me across 900+ apps and games. The company wants to become "the default avatar system for the metaverse" in the foreseeable future.