Frequently Asked Questions
What is IMVU?
IMVU, Inc. (www.imvu.com) is an online social entertainment destination where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create and play games with their friends. IMVU has over 50 million registered users, 10 million unique visitors per month and three million monthly active users. IMVU has the world’s largest virtual goods catalog of more than six million items, almost all of which are created by its own members. Founded in 2004, IMVU is backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners and Best Buy Capital and is located in Redwood City, CA. IMVU is currently hiring for many positions. For more information, please visit http://www.imvu.com/jobs.
Who is IMVU for?
IMVU's core members are young adults age 18-24, however, many members are older. In fact, 7% are 35+. Individuals must be at least 13 years old to use IMVU.
How many registered users does IMVU have?
More than 50 million registered members.
Can you use IMVU internationally?
Yes. In fact, approximately 50% of the IMVU community live outside the United States. That means our community can meet and interact with people from all over the world.
IMVU is available on both Windows PC and Mac platforms in multiple languages including: German, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
What are the computer system requirements to use IMVU?
Individuals must have a personal computer (PC or Mac) and broadband access to use IMVU.
How do you get IMVU?
Users can access IMVU by going to IMVU.com, registering and selecting a personal avatar. They can then easily customize their avatars by purchasing items from IMVU's virtual goods catalog.
What are the costs to use IMVU?
IMVU is free to use, and we provide 1,000 promotional credits (virtual currency) to get you started. If you want to purchase additional digital products to make your experience more personal and unique, you can do so by purchasing virtual credits and buying digital goods from our digital goods catalog.
Do I get any free products to start?
IMVU gives new members 1,000 promotional credits to begin. You can earn more promotional credits by participating in other experiences.
Who creates the items for sale in IMVU?
At IMVU anyone can create content from simple 2D stickers to complex 3D products. Almost everything in IMVU is created by IMVU members.
IMVU Creators can design a variety of virtual goods, which, in turn, can be bought and sold on IMVU. In fact, more than 50,000 Creators sold items to other members in the last 30 days. These goods include everything from 2D stickers to detailed 3D items like virtual jewelry, animations, clothing, hair, cars and other fun items that help IMVU community members create an IMVU identity as unique as their own.
How many products are in the IMVU catalog of virtual goods?
IMVU has the world's largest virtual goods catalog of more than six million items with approximately 7,000 new items added every day - almost all of which are created by IMVU members.
What can you do on IMVU?
IMVU community members can:
Is the experience for teens the same as that for adults on IMVU?
No. Teens will have access to age-appropriate IMVU content.
How does IMVU make money?
IMVU generates most of its revenue from the direct sale of virtual credits, used to purchase virtual goods such as clothing, animations, room decorations, hairstyles and music.
How many employees does IMVU currently employ?
IMVU employs 120 full-time employees.
Where is IMVU based?
IMVU is based in Redwood City, California. Our address is:
PO Box 2772 Redwood City, CA 94039
Who are the primary investors in IMVU?
IMVU is backed by top-tier venture investors Best Buy Capital, Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital and Bridgescale Partners.