Tilia’s US Metaverse Payment Platform Raises $22M in Strategic Funding with Dunamu and J.P. Morgan Payments

Tilia LLC, the payments platform for digital economies, announced on March 14th that it has secured $22M in additional funding to further expand its platform and meet the growing need for dynamic payments in online games, creator platforms, social commerce, and other digital social worlds. This latest funding round was led by Seoul-based fintech leader Dunamu, the parent company of crypto exchange Upbit, which joined J.P. Morgan Payments as an investor.

Tilia’s payments engine is designed to meet the unique needs of any digital economy and unlock new forms of monetization for creators and social-driven platforms. The platform powers user-generated content transactions and microtransactions, allowing direct payouts to creators and their collaborators. Tilia also mints branded tokens that are U.S. compliant and have a fixed conversion rate to fiat currency, enabling users and creators to buy and sell digital goods and services.

In addition to the funding announcement, Tilia also revealed two new appointments to its executive team. Brad Oberwager, who has served as Executive Chair at Tilia for the past two years, has been appointed CEO. Oberwager is a seasoned entrepreneur with a successful track record in founding and leading multiple technology and consumer-focused companies, including More.com, Blue Tiger Network, and Bare Snacks. As CEO, Oberwager will leverage his deep knowledge of Tilia’s business alongside his decades of company-building experience to guide the company through its next phase of growth.

CEO Brad Oberwager

Catherine Porter has been appointed as Tilia’s first Chief Business Officer. Porter brings more than two decades of experience leading strategy, sales, marketing, and business development for consumer and enterprise technology companies, including OpenTable, LinkedIn, Google, and Oracle. In her new role, Porter will be responsible for leading business and corporate development, licensing efforts, strategic planning, and team growth.

“Today’s payments infrastructure was built for traditional commerce – it hasn’t caught up with the new way of living and working in a digital, creator-driven economy,” said Brad Oberwager. “At Tilia, we have a massive opportunity to unlock new revenue streams for both online creators and the platforms they build in, whether they are gaming worlds, social platforms, or next-generation marketplaces. As I take the helm at Tilia, my focus will be on providing a payments system that enables these expanding digital economies.”

Catherine Porter also commented on Tilia’s unique value proposition. “I joined Tilia because it has the track record, the technology, and the regulatory expertise necessary to create a trusted and safe financial system for every online economy, and we have only scratched the surface of what’s possible.”

The growing demand for Tilia’s payments engine underscores the need for trusted and dynamic payments in the digital economy. With this latest funding round, Tilia is well-positioned to meet this demand and continue its expansion.

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