By Shiela Bertillo
With the aim to create the premier metaverse lifestyle brand, pioneering Metaverse ecosystem and development platform MetaGoons, announced its completion of a $2 million seed round. Simultaneously, the platform also revealed its collaboration with Team Pacquiao GG, an esports team of boxer and Senator Manny Pacquiao. The team will be its exclusive Metaverse gaming partner.
The company’s seed funding round was led by Flying Falcon, Arrington Capital, Hof Capital, and LD Capital. It also received investments from other marquee institutions, strategic organizations, grassroots cryptocurrency natives and angel investors from over 11 different countries.
According to the Flying Falcon, their meeting with the co-founders Donnell Wright and Jacky Yang were “sold on not just their vision and dedication, but also who they are as people.”
“The MetaGoons build on the traditional guild model. It’s a cultural movement that bridges the gap between crypto native and mainstream adoption by providing a platform that brings the best of IRL to the Metaverse in a way we’ve never seen before,” they added.
According to Businesswire, following the MetaGoons rebrand in December, the platform received “significant interest from the arts, music and entertainment communities, a testament to the power of the group’s cultural force, and the massive potential of both capturing non-crypto and gaming audiences.”
Co-founder Donnell Wright noted that along with the recognition of their rebranded platform, partnering with Team Pacquiao GG (TPGG) connects on a more important level for the MetaGoons.
Aside from venturing into the esports scene and providing the MetaGoons community with access to Team Pacquiao GG, the two companies will collaborate on content and charity initiatives.
The firms will also develop and launch a Team Pacquiao GG x MetaGoons non-profit Axie Infinity scholarship program.
“Manny’s ethos of community, competition, and charity, aligns perfectly with our fighter mentality of being rebels of the status quo, always trailblazing the unbeaten path. We are incredibly proud to be joining TPGG’s journey whilst supporting Manny’s vision for the future of esports and gaming within the Philippines,” TPGG stated.
MetaGoons co-founder Jacky Yang emphasized that as the blockchain gaming industry continues to experience significant growth, the MetaGoons team is envisioning a future with limitless possibilities.
“Our unique, outside-the-box approach has set us apart from traditional players in the space and will continue our mission to create a culture-defining paradigm that sets the Metaverse ablaze and captures global fanbases, she said.
She also added that the “faithful and growing MetaGoons community is here to play a transformative role in play-to-earn adoption and accelerate the revolutionary movement that is Web3.”
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