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Metaverse avatar platform Ready Player Me raises $13 million

Ready Player Me, a startup letting users create a single avatar for use across virtual platforms, announced Monday that it raised $13 million in Series A funding.  Wise and Teleport co-founders Taavet+Sten led this round. Additional support came from GitHub co-founder Tom Preston-Werner, Samsung Next, NordicNinja, Konvoy Ventures, the NFT influencer Gmoney — who had collaborated with Adidas Originals for its first NFT drop — and others.  To create their avatar, a user can either upload a selfie of themself …