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. The Company's 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 users are watching. 
Company Growth (employees)
Type
Private
HQ
Wellington, NZ
Founded
2014
Size (employees)
87 (est)+2%
Website
8i.com
8i was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Wellington, NZ

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8i has offices in Wellington and Culver City
Wellington, NZ (HQ)
74 Cambridge Terrace
Culver City, US
10567 Jefferson Blvd

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8i lets you superimpose holographic characters into photos with Holo mobile app

Holographic tech startup 8i is launching its Holo mobile app, which enables you to add 3D holograms of people and animated characters into your real-world photos and videos. You can, for instance, take a hologram of Spider-Man and add him into the background of one of your smartphone photos. You can…

8i uses hologram of astronaut Buzz Aldrin to greet GDC booth goers

8i is making 3D holograms out of people with its augmented reality software. And the company is using it to welcome people its booth at the Game Developers Conference with a hologram of astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The company recently announced Holo, a consumer mobile augmented reality app that lets peop…

8i raises $27 million round for augmented reality holograms

Holographic-tech startup 8i is announcing that it has raised $27 million from media, tech, and telecommunications strategic investors. The company is also announcing Holo, a consumer mobile augmented reality app that lets people express themselves with funny holograms. Time Warner led the round, and…

Time Warner leads $27M investment in celebrity hologram company 8i

 For the celebrity-obsessed, AR may offer the bizarre opportunity to get closer than ever to pop culture’s most recognizable stars and performers. For the last several years, 8i has been embracing a technology called volumetric capture that trains several cameras on a figure and stitches the feeds t…

Millennials need to get over it when it comes to the cost of owning a car

The pendulum has swung. Five years ago, the auto industry was terrified that cash-strapped, over-indebted millennials would be the first generation in history that actively shunned car ownership. But as the economy has improved and millennials have, you know, grown up, they'…

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