Will Smith, The Weeknd, Marc Anthony, Nas, Paris Hilton and Others Invest 9-Figures in Metaverse Platform

Everyrealm, a company with holdings throughout the metaverse in real estate, NFTs, and gaming has announced that a host of well-known celebrities are among the latest investors in the ten-month-old company. Venture Capitalists Andreessen Horowitz and Coinbase are also major players in the company’s original funding.

Everyrealm’s latest investors include The Weeknd, Will Smith, Marc Anthony, Nas, Paris Hilton, Gunna, Baby Keem, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Gene Simmons, Lil Baby, Mario Götze, Hannah Bronfman, Fara Leff, Ebonie Ward, Miye Oni, Belly, Pro Logic, NAV, and more, according to a press release from the company.

A $60 million Series A financing round led by Andreessen Horowitz was the initial influx of funds back in February for the company. Everyrealm noted that this latest round gives them access to “hundreds of millions” in capital, but declined to reveal the exact valuation.

“Having such an accomplished roster of people on our cap table is an honor and a testament to the allure of the metaverse opportunity, one where artists and entertainers can foster direct connections with their communities,” said Janine Yorio, CEO of Everyrealm.

The company used help from its Series A investors to recruit the big names to bring some cash to the table. Andreessen Horowitz’s Cultural Leadership Fund team facilitated introductions to The Weeknd, Will Smith’s Dreamers VC, Belly, Pro Logic, NAV, Hannah Bronfman, Wassim “SAL” Slaiby and Amir “Cash” Esmailian — leading to their investment. Electric Feel Ventures, the investment firm led by Post Malone’s management team, worked with Lil Baby to lead a music industry investment syndicate.

Everyrealm is known for its numerous metaverse real estate holdings and developments in leading metaverse platforms including The Sandbox and Decentraland. Everyrealm’s metaverse real estate development projects include Fantasy Islands, an ultra-luxury master planned community in the Sandbox. According to the company, Fantasy Island sold an “associated NFT” megayacht for 150 ETH ($650,000).

With hundreds of millions of dollars at their apparent disposal, Everyrealm just became a major player in the construction of the initial stages of the metaverse.