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ObEN is an artificial intelligence company that for the first time in the industry combines a person’s 2D image and voice to create a realistic and personalized 3D virtual self that can be transported into VR/AR/IoT experiences and made social. With just a selfie taken on any smartphone and a brief voice recording, ObEN’s proprietary AI tech creates incredibly photo-real virtual selves, making this technology accessible to everyone. Founded in 2014, ObEN is an HTC VIVE X portfolio company and is located in Pasadena, CA at leading technology incubator Idealab.
HQPasadena, US
Employee Ratings3.7

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Employees (est.) (Jun 2019)64(-3%)

Key People/Management at ObEN

Nikhil Jain

Nikhil Jain

CEO & Co-Founder
Adam Zheng

Adam Zheng

COO & Co-Founder
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ObEN Office Locations

ObEN has an office in Pasadena
Pasadena, US (HQ)
130 W Union St
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ObEN Financials and Metrics

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ObEN total Funding

$22.7 m

ObEN latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

ObEN investors

ObEN's latest funding round in January 2018 was reported to be $10 m. In total, ObEN has raised $22.7 m
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ObEN News and Updates

ObEN and the Lippo Group Join Forces to Form Pacific Blockchain Research Institute

Leading AI company and South East Asia Conglomerate to work with top Universities to support blockchain development and implementation

ObEN raises $10M to build AI-powered copies of real people for hospitality and retail

ObEN Inc., a Pasadena startup that builds virtual avatars powered by artificial intelligence, announced today that it has raised $10 million in funding from Hong Kong’s K11 Art Foundation. Combined with previous investments from Tencent, Softbank, HTC and others, this brings the startup’s total fund…

Adrian Cheng’s K11 Invests $10 Million in AI Start-Up

K11, the world's first “art mall” and the brainchild of the Hong Kong-based entrepreneur, has invested in artificial intelligence company ObEN, with a view to bring immersive experiences to retail.

ObEN Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was ObEN founded?

    ObEN was founded in 2014.

  • Who are ObEN key executives?

    ObEN's key executives are Nikhil Jain and Adam Zheng.

  • How many employees does ObEN have?

    ObEN has 64 employees.

  • Who are ObEN competitors?

    Competitors of ObEN include Asteroid, Neurable and Virtualitics.

  • Where is ObEN headquarters?

    ObEN headquarters is located at 130 W Union St, Pasadena.

  • Where are ObEN offices?

    ObEN has an office in Pasadena.

  • How many offices does ObEN have?

    ObEN has 1 office.