IRL – Series C and the Next Chapter

The level of superhuman team effort, conviction, adaptability and consistency it has taken our entire team, investors, and advisors to get us to this point has been humbling, to say the least. I believe when people work on something greater than themselves they are able to make the impossible possible. Our mission and focus to drive more human connection in the world hit a critical point during the pandemic. While we were experiencing our own major loss of human connection so was the entire world. It became an opportunity to really show up and work for something greater than ourselves in a global emergency. It brought our team closer together and in turn, we have helped people spend over 1 Billion hours of time together either In Real Life or In Remote Life. I am so grateful for the unwavering belief from Chi-Hua ChienMike Maples, Jr Edward Suh and I am so honored and excited to be partnering with Softbank in this next chapter with Masayoshi Son, Nagraj KashyapSerena DayalNavraj Rai.

We are just getting started and we have a lot of meaningful work in front of us but I am more confident than ever because I know that as long as we stay focused on working on something bigger than ourselves and put our energy into how we can be of service to bringing humanity back together, that anything and everything is possible.


Abraham Shafi – CEO/Co-Founder