Veri Secures Multi-Million Dollar Seed Funding

Oct 11, 2016

Veri, the soon-to-be-released platform connecting social celebrities and their fans, announced it has secured a multi-million dollar seed funding deal led by Montreal Alouettes owner and founding partner of McConnell Wetenhall & Co, Inc., Bob Wetenhall. The financing will help further develop the technology behind the beta version which is set for public launch later this year.

The funding comes on the heels of the app's recently launched beta version at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. Veri's lead investor, Bob Wetenhall, says he got involved with Veri because he immediately detected the vision and unbound upside the platform offers based upon his extensive experience in entertainment and as an owner of various athletic franchises.

Through the Veri app, digital influencers meeting a certain follower criteria can engage in virtual one-on-one interactions with fans through paid bookings. For fans, Veri offers the chance to take the social celebrity meeting to the next level, with personal access. This could mean anything from one-on-one advice from a favorite fashionista, personal workout tips from top trainers or even interactive cooking lessons from admired chefs. Veri looks to create a trusted, reputable marketplace that removes the power from traditional talent agencies and places it in the hands of established and rising social stars.