Virtualness, co-founded by Kirthiga Reddy and Saurabh Doshi, has been named a 2023 TiE50 Winner in the prestigious TiE50 Awards Program. The TiE50 award is a program of TiEcon, the world’s largest conference for tech entrepreneurs, and recognizes the top technology and technology-enabled startups worldwide. Virtualness was recognized for its mobile-first platform that connects creators and brands to their community while adding meaningful income through digital goods.
Thousands of early to mid-stage startups worldwide enter this competition, and TiE50 participants receive significant exposure to venture capitalists, angel investors, and entrepreneurs. Virtualness was selected as a Top 50 startup among various sectors, giving the startup the opportunity further their mission of making Web3 more accessible and bringing the power back to creators and communities
Virtualness is a mobile-first platform designed to help Creators and Brands build closer relationships with their community while earning a meaningful income through digital good drops.
Leading brands such as Nike, Gucci, Starbucks, Reddit, and Coca-Cola are doing this today – Virtualness is bringing the same power to Creators and Brands wherever they are.
Authenticated creators and brands can use the platform to design, mint, and showcase branded digital goods, share them across their social media channels, directly interact with their community, enable experiences, and unlock new channels for monetization. Education, personalization, discovery, integration with Web2 and Web3 platforms, and a mobile-first experience are core to the platform.
Since the inception of the TiE50 program, about 85% of the winners and top startups have been funded with over a billion dollars. Many of these companies got acquired or went IPO. At least 29 of the exits were over $100 Million, e.g., FireEye (IPO), Mulesoft (IPO), Pearl Therapeutics (acquired by Astra Zeneca), and Velocloud (acquired by VMware).
Congratulations to Virtualness for being selected as a 2023 TiE50 winner! We are excited to see how Virtualness will continue to innovate and benefit the creator economy and its users.