Healthtech firm GOQii has raised $10 million in an extended Series C equity round from Animoca Brands to launch its health metaverse.
The company also plans to develop a variety of offerings in collaboration with Animoca Brands and its ecosystem of companies and projects that leverage blockchain tokenization and gamification in preventive healthcare.
Last month, the company had raised $50 million in Series C funding round from Sumeru Ventures.
The round saw participation from investors including Modality (Digality), 9 Unicorns, Venture Catalysts, among others.
California-based startup was founded in 2014 by Vishal Gondal, it is a smart-tech-enabled healthcare platform that provides fitness trackers, apps, coaching, a health store, insurance.
“We are excited to onboard Animoca Brands to the GOQii journey. Animoca Brands is one of the most prestigious names when it comes to gamification and blockchain. Web 3.0 is going to change the way companies interact with consumers”, said, Vishal Gondal, founder and CEO of GOQii.
Along with its Metaverse ecosystem, the company seeks to foster innovation within the healthcare industry and address the complex challenges of healthcare access and affordability. The healthcare company also plans to introduce Token, a virtual token program to power its Metaverse ecosystem.
“Animoca Brands is delighted to invest in GOQii and support its mission to make people healthier. GOQii has built a platform that leverages the power of gamification to make the preventive healthcare journey enjoyable for the masses, and we look forward to leveraging its synergies with OliveX and other companies in our portfolio”, said, Yat Siu, executive chairman and co-founder of Animoca Brands. GOQI said in a statement that Animoca Brands has a portfolio of more than 170 investments in NFT-related companies and decentralized projects.
GOQii said in a statement that consumers will be able to use these tokens to unlock products, services, purchase NFTs, participate in special events and game modes, and access curated and discounted health-focused goods, medical services, and insurance products.