Metropolis secures $1.2M ahead of anticipated public CLAY offering

Jillian Godsil
2 min readFeb 17, 2024

Metropolis has successfully closed a $1.2 million investment round. The funding round saw participation from notable investors, including Cointelegraph Accelerator, Lamina1 Ecosystem Fund, ACS, Outlier Ventures, Protocol Labs, Primal Capital, Zephyrus Capital, Cluster Capital, EthLizards, Acacia Digital, Block Consult, IBC, and multiple strategic angel investors, highlighting the strong market confidence in Metropolis’s vision for the future of commerce in the metaverse and beyond.

Founded two years ago by international siblings Rania and Rashid Ajami, Metropolis is a 360 curated ecosystem that blends unique properties, e-commerce, avatars, gaming, art & experiences that span both the digital & physical world.

MetropolisX, their most recent platform, connects users’ digital identities with tangible, exclusive products, content, and experiences from over 300 notable partners (and growing), including Steve Aoki, Elise Swopes, Bryan Brinkman, Mad Global, and Unstoppable Domains. The platform champions the “build with us and take anywhere” philosophy, transforming simple PFPs into fully interoperable avatars for use across games, virtual worlds, AR/VR, social media, and more, bridging the gap between digital identities and expansive virtual experiences. “We are delighted to achieve this significant initial…