Our story

Now they could rove at will among the stars, and sink like a subtle mist through the very interstices of space. (Excerpt from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Arthur C Clarke)
Rove began with a question: Why do online communities lack the immersion and dynamism of those in the real world?
The question bothered Rove’s cofounder, Mashi, who at the time was a founding engineer at the chat app imo.im. He’d written the first lines of code and scaled the platform to power millions of communities globally.
Mashi asked himself why there was an absence of presence and belonging in these communities. And in that spirit of wonder, the Rove journey began. ​​
Kojiro, TA and Mashi
Mashi teamed up with TA, a SaaS expert, and Kojiro, a cryptonomics researcher. Together, they built a set of building blocks for any community to go beyond just a conversation club.
The outcome? A no-code infrastructure that made it easy for any community to become a virtual nation (a metaverse) with a thriving economy where people are happy, life is good, and work is satisfying.
Within a few months, Rove began to take off. All kinds of communities – from crypto projects to gaming guilds and art clubs – began to create their virtual nations. Their citizens began to organize art exhibitions, host music festivals, and hold town hall meetings.
Join them in shaping the future of communities. We’re excited for all the things you’ll build, all the stories you’ll tell, and all the places you’ll go.
Life in Rove