Gather, a virtual gathering space platform, raised $26m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from Index Ventures, YC Continuity, Jeff Weiner, Dylan Field and Kevin Hartz.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and its business reach.
Led by CEO Phillip Wang, Gather provides virtual spaces for gatherings of all types such as events, conferences, offices, and college campuses. The company is starting with a web-based video calling experience that serves the needs of people today. It combines video-calling with a 2D map, letting users walk around and talk to the other people right next to them. The creation tools also let users make their own custom, interactive spaces. Gather has hosted 150+ paid events ranging from conferences (ICML, RSS, STOC) to weddings to birthday parties and office spaces for remote teams like Coinbase, Amplitude, and Embark Trucks.