Akash Nigam, CEO and cofounder of Genies, has secured $250 million to back his vision of a “Genies Party”, an ecosystem where individuals can exist as avatars or virtual beings and interact with their social networks in ways Instagram and Facebook don’t make possible. Nigam sat down with Forbes reporter Zoya Hasan to discuss how he made Genies a billion-dollar startup and what’s next on his path to creating what he sees as a next-gen social media platform.
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