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.
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Wellington, NZ
Culver City, US

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$14.7 M

Latest funding size

$13.5 M

Time since last funding

about 1 year


Horizons Ventures, Founders Fund, Samsung Ventures, RRE Ventures, Jeremy Stoppelman, Rothenberg Ventures, Signia Venture Partners, Advancit Capital, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Kortschak Investments, Dolby Family Ventures, L.P., Kevin Wall, Boost VC, Right Click Capital, Sound Ventures, Inevitable Ventures, Freelands Ventures, John S. Hendricks, LLC, Right Click Capital, Samsung Global Innovation Center, End Cue

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