Cary Rosenzweig, chief executive and president of the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company, said in an interview the company has doubled its revenue in the past year in spite of the recession and the cooling off of the virtual world hype.
IMVU now has more than 40 million registered users and six million unique visitors a month, according to com Score.
“I think it’s important that potential partners know which companies in this space are going to be around tomorrow,” Rosenzweig said.
IMVU grew its revenue primarily by increasing the sale of virtual currency to its members, who use that currency to purchase virtual goods ranging from clothing for their avatars to furniture for their rooms.
Rosenzweig says he admires companies such as China’s Changyou and hopes to duplicate their success.
They have chat rooms that are meant for adults and certain lifestyles.Users can report other users for rules violations by clicking on their avatars and tapping "report" under their profiles.Chat filter and rules are intended to minimize inappropriate language.So far this app has been very fun for me and I have yet to have any issues.It reminds me of the “good ol’ days” back in the late 90’s/early 00’s when I used to go into chat rooms similar to this on dial-up internet!