8i is a technology company on a mission to make VR human by empowering creators to create compelling and immersive volumetric virtual experiences featuring real people. Our proprietary technology transforms regular video from multiple off-the-shelf cameras into a hologram that viewers can walk around in virtual reality and augmented reality, or interact with on the web. This approach, called volumetric VR, is the next step forward in storytelling and human communication as it enables complete freedom of movement, true sense of presence, and real emotional connection with the person you’re watching. Founded in May 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand, 8i has since expanded to Los Angeles and San Francisco. The team brings decades of experience from Weta Digital, YouTube, NVIDIA, Google, Valve, Microsoft Research, PayPal, Sony Computer Entertainment, DreamWorks, Digital Domain, ILM, and Pixar.
Type
Private
HQ
Wellington, NZ
Founded
2014
Employees
62 (est)+2%
8i was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Wellington, NZ

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Wellington, NZ
Culver City, US

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8i Summary

Founding Date

2014

Total Funding

$14.7 M

Latest funding size

$13.5 M

Time since last funding

over 1 year

Investors

We estimate that 8i's latest funding round in October 2015 was $13.5 M. In total, 8i has raised $14.7 M
We estimate that 8i's current employees are approximately 19% female and 81% male.

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