Unikrn co-founder Rahul Sood raises $5 million for game studio Irreverent Labs

Former co-founder and CEO of Unikrn, and gaming veteran Rahul Sood has returned to blockchain gaming.

His Seattle-based company Irreverent Labs has brought in $5 million in funding for its premise of building games with unique AI characters.

Irreverent’s investment round was led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), along with follow-on funding from Keen Crypto, Unlock Ventures, The Chainsmokers’ Mantis fund, and more.

While in its nascent stages at the moment, Irreverent Labs’ longer-term goal is to set up its own play-to-earn title with NFTs and intelligent AI characters – enhancing complexity and replayability for players.

The team said that its mission is to create 100-year entertainment experiences on blockchain; a complex metaverse that remains fresh.

When it comes to blockchain games, there have been plenty of projects, fewer that have taken on this approach towards in-game AI. But, with emerging technologies like Open-AI’s GPT-3, the door is opening wider for the intersection of blockchain and sophisticated AI.

In a statement by Andreessen Horowitz’s General Partner, Adrianna Simpson argued that the combination of a bullish blockchain market and Rahul’s personal track record of business success made it an easy call for them.

“Rahul and team have a long track record of innovation in gaming and blockchain technologies, and we’re looking forward to having fun with their creations.”

Find out more about Irreverent Labs by visiting the website.

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