TECH CRUNCH - June 16 - Social calendar app IRL has been busy building a messaging-based social network, or what founder and CEO Abraham Shafi calls a "WeChat of the West." IRL announced a $170M Series C growth round, led by SoftBank's Vision Fund 2. They also fundraise mints IRL as a new unicorn with a $1.17B valuation. IRL focused on pulling in popular online events from Live Nation, Twitch, YouTube, TikTok, and others. IRL has 20M users and 12M MAU.
by Sarah Perez
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