IMVU, Inc., is an online metaverse and website. IMVU was founded in 2004 and was originally backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners and Best Buy Capital. IMVU members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create, and play games. IMVU has over 3 million active users and currently has the largest virtual goods catalog of more than 30 million items. The business is located in Mountain View, California, and has 120 full-time employees. It is also known as one of the leading practitioners of the lean startup approach.