INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT

Metaverse Economy

Tap into the metaverse—a space where physical and virtual realities merge, unlocking endless possibilities for innovation.

The borderless digital future today

The metaverse industry marks a new era of our online world, offering more immersive and interactive digital experiences. The convergence of AR, VR, and blockchain tech fuels the industry’s growth. Yes, the metaverse is still in its infancy. That’s why some investors may be hesitant about plowing funds into metaverse projects. Yet, they claim that with the growing technology adoption and advancements in blockchain and tokenization, this industry is poised to be prosperous and increasingly profitable in the near future.

At Waveup, we help startups leverage various opportunities within dynamic and fast-growing sectors, such as the metaverse economy, and transform them into burgeoning ventures. Our expert team assists in securing the necessary funding, crafts impeccable business blueprints and market entry plans, and creates metaverse pitch decks rich in insights and visuals.

Immerse yourself more into the industry’s nuances by looking through our metaverse market research.

16x
The metaverse industry is poised for a whopping 14x growth over the next seven years.

 

1/4
By 2027, 25% of people will spend at least one hour daily in the metaverse.

Accelerated by AR/VR advancements, digital economy growth, and 5G penetration
$160B+

The global VR and AR market size is projected to reach $160+ billion by 2025.

4.4B+

The number of social network users is expected to increase to almost 4.4 billion by 2025.

10x

The global 5G services market size is projected to grow tenfold and hit $660B+ by 2026.

VENTURE LANDSCAPE

In 2022, metaverse startups raised over 2$ billion in funding

With the largest deals going to:

  • Open World
  • Gaming
  • Closed World
  • NFTs

Leading metaverse venture capital firms

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WAVEUP VIEW

The challenges of metaverse startups

The promise of the metaverse industry is vast, yet challenges loom large.

Tech hurdles

Metaverse startups need to create scalable, cross-functional, and user-friendly virtual environments. And ensuring seamless, real-time interactions in a dynamic and highly immersive ecosystem is increasingly complex. As a result, these tech limitations can lead to poor customer experiences and investor concerns.

Attracting funds

Not all investors are ready to pour big money into metaverse projects today, even though they are sure it will drive up profits in the future. The problem is the lack of necessary technology. Plus, the industry is still in its nascent stage of development. That’s why metaverse startups must prove their project’s viability and profitability. To do this, they should prepare a solid business model and an impactful metaverse pitch deck to address tech and development issues and demonstrate a clear pathway to success.

Navigating regulations

The metaverse industry is a new frontier with unclear regulatory and governance structures. This uncertainty around digital rights and ownership may lead to legal issues and slow down business growth. Plus, it may deter investors as they are looking for non-risky projects.

How we can help

Startups
Fundraising advisory

From diligent business analysis to storytelling and financial forecasts, we’re helping founders crystallize and structure key business fundamentals and translate them into a compelling investment opportunity wrapped in a winning metaverse pitch deck.

Investors
Due diligence and portfolio support

Evaluating potential investments, conducting thorough due diligence, and supporting portfolio companies on their new fundraising rounds.

Established companies
Growth hacking

Discovering market opportunities and developing execution strategies to build actionable and scalable blueprints for growth.

WHO WE ARE

Unlocking your next stage of growth

Waveup is a leading global advisory empowering companies to fuel growth, attract investments, and secure strategic partnerships.

We turn data into business insights that drive results, helping companies excel in the competitive B2C and B2B spaces across 50+ verticals, discovering and catalizing opportunities for growth.

Our investment consulting services in metaverse

Market intelligence

Fundraising support

Pitch decks

Financial models

Investor research

Growth consulting

Go-to-market strategies

Marketing/sales materials

Design support

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FAQs

How attractive is the industry to potential metaverse investors?

The metaverse industry is highly appealing to potential investors. Yes, they are considering it highly profitable, and they are planning to increase funding, but in the near future. Nowadays, some VCs may be hesitant to invest because the industry needs further development and refinement.

If you are a metaverse startup, how easy is it to raise funding today?

It can be rather challenging to raise funds for a metaverse startup due to the uncertain nature of the industry (it’s still a ‘baby’). That’s why newcomers need to focus on their business model, target market, technical expertise, and competitive landscape to demonstrate the value of their proposition effectively.

How long does it take to create a pitch deck and financial model for a metaverse startup?

Usually, our experts need two or three weeks to deliver the materials, but sometimes, it may stretch up to a month. That’s why we recommend discussing the time frames individually.

What are the key mistakes metaverse startups make in their pitch decks?

Metaverse pitch decks often lack a compelling investment narrative. Many fail to address the crucial ‘Why now?’ question and to provide relevant evidence on progress. Plus, many don’t include a team and competition slides. In such a way, investors may hesitate about how you will outrun rivals and if your team fits the market.

How competitive is the metaverse market?

The metaverse market is highly competitive. There are more than 2K startups and numerous established players like Epic Games or Meta with deep pockets, a huge customer base, and well-known brands. And all are competing to stand out and cement their positions in the market.

What services do you provide for investors looking to invest or already investing in the metaverse?

We assist investors in evaluating their investment opportunities within the metaverse sector. Our approach involves conducting thorough due diligence and presenting findings in a concise, visually rich presentation packed with valuable insights. Plus, we ensure comprehensive fundraising services to portfolio companies across the metaverse sector and beyond.

Do you provide metaverse M&A support?

Absolutely! Whether you need help pinpointing M&A perspectives, creating coherent CIMs, or crafting models for buy-side and sell-side deals, we are always at your service.

Do you make intros to metaverse VCs?

Of course! If your project meets the criteria, such as round size, team dynamics, product quality, and more, we can help you connect with metaverse-focused VCs. This service is a cornerstone of our investor relations package, dedicated to forging ties with VCs, preparing startups for the first meetings, and ensuring post-deal collaborations.

Do you have available data or research to purchase on the metaverse market?

Certainly! To guide you to success in the metaverse sector, our experts deliver tailored insights based on industry overviews, competitor evaluations, and in-depth market surveys. By tapping into our trusted, exclusive databases, we ensure you gain a comprehensive perspective on the scale, variety, and competitive dynamics of the metaverse environment.

Which growth stage of companies have you worked with in the past?

Our team stands ready to assist metaverse startups at every development phase, from Pre-Seed to Series C+ stages. We provide impeccable support in growth and fundraising, helping to steer your venture towards a prosperous future.

Start your growth journey with us

Stepping into a metaverse landscape? We know the way. From end-to-end fundraising support to outsourced M&A guidance and growth blueprinting, Waveup will help you accelerate your journey to success. Drop us your email, and let's talk!

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