Voyce.Me is a website oriented to anime and manga founded by 21-year-old Dylan Telano, recently closed a seed round at $2.5M led by Torch Capital, Red Sea Ventures, RiverPark Ventures, M13 Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners and Clearview Media Partners. Prolific executives like Matt Finick, Patrick Lee, Jeff Gaspin, Jon Klein, Rachna Bhasin and others are also joined to this round.
“I have been passionate about delivering a manga and webtoon platform for creators in the US, since I always felt that area was extremely lacking, especially with the massive growth anime has experienced in recent years,” said Dylan Telano, founder and CEO of Voyce.Me. “I’m thrilled to continue to build this one-of-a-kind platform that will empower creators to develop and monetize content and engage directly with and grow their audiences, and to see so many trusted and respected voices in the industry believe and invest in Voyce.Me is a dream come true.”
Manga and anime are one of the leading products of the entertainment industry in Asia and it’s mainly Japan. This branch of entertainment is full of fantasy dedicated to entertain the viewer, with a market value $24.8 billion. Voyce.Me was established because English language manga and anime webcomics creators were not being properly supported. Voyce.Me empowers creators to develop, publish and make money off of their IP on the platform. Creators can make money in many ways such as microtransactions, IP licensing, and NFT-related exclusive assets made from their content. Voyce.Me had a massive growth with over 8M pageviews per month, nearly 350K unique views per month and an average of 23 minutes spent on the platform.
“I’ve strongly believed in Voyce.Me since the moment Dylan walked me through the platform,” said Matt Finick, former CFO of Marvel Studios and Roblox. “I’ve also experienced first hand through my previous roles just how massive this area of fandom is – it’s one of the fastest growing genres in the world – and in looking at Voyce.Me’s future plans, it’s clear this company is going to leave a huge mark in this space.”
The company’s growth plans are include senior management, tech development, building on platform technology, hiring quality developers because quality is everything in a anime if it look bad with a good story it’s okay but if it looks better it’s more interesting for everyone else. Now the framerate in animes are 24 fps but with the quality developers it could be 30 to 60.The anime is growing faster than anyone ever imagined, but it’s not unconditionally a bad thing, because it’s fantasy and as you know fantasy can be anything. The following anime creator studios growth the most: Wit Studio, MAPPA Studio, Madhouse, A-1 Pictures, etc.
For more information on Voyce.Me, please visit www.voyce.me.