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More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

6 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

Brud , the company behind the virtual celebrity Lil Miquela , is now worth at least $125 million thanks to a new round of financing. Meanwhile, new venture-backed companies like the superstealthy Shadows, SuperPlastic , and Toonstar are all developing virtual characters that will launch via social media channels like Snap and Instagram, or on their own platforms.
It's all an effort to test whether audiences are ready to embrace even more virtual avatars - including ones that don't try to straddle the uncanny valley quite as blatantly as Miquela and her crew.
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