Virtualness is the first end-to-end web3 platform offering mobile-first generative AI creation, NFT minting, and marketplace to buy/sell digital goods, all in one place. Virtualness’ creation and user tools are easy to use and understand, creating a more equitable future for web2 and web3 creators and users – encouraging rapid adoption and usage of AI creation, on-chain assets and marketplace tools. In addition to having access to these easy-to-use tools via web2 or web3 login, Virtualness’s wallet-level personalization capabilities, crypto plus local currency fiat wallet enabled transactions including in-app purchase via app/play store, smart contract ID digital good authentication, verified creator status, one click integration of rewards/utilities into each NFT and trading capabilities, puts the platform into a league of its own & is a category defining product.
Our founders bring deep expertise in the consumer technology with years of experience of building, scaling, and growing global products.
Kirthiga brings over two decades of experience leading technology-driven transformations to her role at Virtualness. She is driven by the mantra, “When businesses succeed, livelihoods flourish.”
Prior to Virtualness, she was the first female Investment Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers, manager of the $130B+ SoftBank Vision Fund. She focused on frontier, enterprise, and health tech investments, where she led approximately $1B in new investments across fast-evolving sectors such as web3, metaverse, gaming, quantum computing etc. She managed an overall portfolio of over $5B.
Kirthiga has held the role of Managing Director for Facebook India and South Asia, starting as their first employee in India. At Facebook, she started one of four global operations offices that now serve 3B+ people; built APAC SMB business; grew India business to several $100Ms annual revenue and got investment buy-in for path to $1B.
Kirthiga holds an MBA from Stanford University, where she graduated with highest honors as an Arjay Miller Scholar and an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University. She has been recognized as Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business”, Fortune India’s “Most Powerful Women,” and has served as the Chair of the Stanford Business School Management Board amongst other recognitions.
Saurabh helmed key leadership roles over two decades of his career across technology and media. He is passionate about evolution of new technology, having played pivotal role in several transitions e.g. Web2, Mobile, Video, Social, Creator Economy and is now passionate about building the infrastructure blocks for Web3 & AI leading to the Metaverse.
Formerly Saurabh held senior leadership roles at Meta for nearly a decade, heading Emerging Markets for Creator Products & Partnerships & Managing Director Asia-Pacific leading all Entertainment Experiences on Facebook and Instagram. Before Meta, Saurabh was Vice President & Business Head at Viacom Group, heading digital initiatives, Star India & Investment Banker with Bank of America. Saurabh has worked across geographies managing large teams & launched several products which went on to be used by billion plus users.
He was the Chairperson of the Asian Academy Creative Awards, Asia-Pacific, was recognized as 40underForty Winner by India’s Impact Magazine, among Top 100 Global Talent by the UK Government's Tech Nation List & Awardee President Kalam Innovation and Governance Award. Saurabh is a Chartered Accountant, member of Institute of Chartered Accounts of India, Associate member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants & holds an MBA degree from SP Jain School of Management.
Consumer tech, media, creator management, blockchain engineering just some of the inspiring sectors our people have come from. We love big ideas️, and are always looking for amazing new team members.
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The company was created to provide creators, sports leagues and brands access to a full suite of easy to use mobile-first creation and monetization tools on the blockchain that can otherwise require multiple platforms and logins and be difficult to understand and utilize for less technical users. Reasons why our partners and end users would want to partner with us include:
All-in-One Platform: Our platform brings together the power of generative AI image creation tools, blockchain digital goods or NFT minting capabilities, and a social marketplace where fans can access gamification, engagement tools, trade, transact and token gate for unlocking utilities / rewards - all in one place
Equitable Access to Transact: Depending on where fans/end-users reside across the globe, it can be challenging or in some cases impossible to transact on-chain. Today 80% of blockchain transactions require crypto. With our platform, users can transact using made-for-you custodial wallets and non-crypto options including in-app purchases via app/play store, credit card or local fiat wallet transactions.
Authenticity & Ownership: Digital products created on Virtualness are minted with a unique smart contract ID which serves as a certificate of authenticity for the person or party that created it. We allow one click rewards & utilities to be added to each NFT which can be unlocked by fans via each purchase. Further fans can re-trade their assets to unlock value
Fraud Reduction: We are integrating polyscan capabilities which allows anyone to scan a digital good and see its entire ledger of owners from minter to current owner. This feature, along with our dedication to screen and verify every sports team or league, creator and brand who are selling digital goods, significantly reduces fraud and helps to put prospective buyer minds at ease.
Marketplace Fan Engagement & Monetization: Virtualness makes it easy for sports leagues and teams, creators and brands to engage with their fans using our engagement and polling tools, as well as create, and gift or sell digital goods that can support 100% digital experiences or tangible rewards or products. Real time airdrop claims and sales reporting is available to all of our verified creators.