Over the past year, we’ve tripled the size of our team and launched our mobile app with over 40 step-by-step “playbooks” covering everything from credit cards to health insurance.
NEW YORK (WEB PR)
June 10, 2022
Real world, the #1 platform for adult sailing, today announced that it has closed a $3.2 million funding round that will be used to double the size of the team, launch new product features and accelerate growth. Since releasing her mobile app in 2021, Founder and CEO Geneviève Bellaire has cemented the Realworld app as a market leader in helping the next generation navigate adulthood. With its comprehensive library of “playbooks,” Realworld helps users manage their finances, healthcare, living arrangements, insurance, and other important life decisions through personalized to-do lists and usable.
The Realworld round was led by Fitz Gate Ventures, with participation from TTV Capital, Bezos Expeditions, Techstars, Knightsgate, The Helm and others. Notable angel investors and operators have backed the team, including Jenny Fleiss, co-founder of Rent the Runway, and Howard Lerman, co-founder of Yext.
“Over the past year, we’ve tripled the size of our team and launched our mobile app with over 40 step-by-step ‘playbooks’ in everything from credit cards to health insurance. Beyond educating the next generation on these topics, we’ve expanded Realworld to provide a proactive and engaging solution to help our users set themselves up for success,” Bellaire said. “We’ve cracked the code on the teaching complex adult subjects in a simplified, easy-to-digest format, and this capital will help us change the way the next generation navigates adulthood, starting with entering the workforce and continuing throughout her life as she makes important decisions in her life. »
Realworld is a FREE app, a conscious decision made by Bellaire, who hopes to play a small part in empowering all adults, especially underrepresented populations, with tools and resources. By making the app accessible to everyone, Realworld is leveling the playing field by giving everyone the opportunity to set themselves up for success.
“Realworld has taken off over the past year – they’ve built a world-class team, brought a category-defining product to market, and consistently exceeded growth expectations. We’re thrilled to partner with them again in this next exciting chapter as they solidify their position as the category leader,” said Jim Cohen, one of the general partners of Fitz Gate Ventures.
Since the launch of the mobile app last year, it has topped the App Store charts, the user base has grown 10x and has been recognized as a leading platform to browse as an adult by the TODAY Show, USA Today and Suite.
About the real world
Real world is a trusted one-stop shop for adult browsing. Its beautifully designed mobile app simplifies and streamlines “real world” tasks in finance, health, work and life, and connects the next generation of consumers to best-in-class tools and products across all the categories. Customized for each user, Realworld creates to-do lists with step-by-step lessons explaining all things “adult” in simple, easy-to-understand terms, while providing timely reminders to keep its members on track with their finances. , health, and other “real world” decisions.
About Fitz Gate Ventures
Fitz Gate Ventures is an early-stage, network-focused venture capital firm currently investing from its second fund. The company brings a unique strategic advantage to its portfolio companies by leveraging its “Friends of Fitzmade up of hundreds of venture capitalists, startup founders, professors and senior executives. Fitz Gate’s returns are in the top quartile of all venture capital funds by industry benchmarks.
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