8i Raises $13.5M To Chase The Human Side Of Virtual Reality

Making virtual reality more human by creating the most immersive 3D video of real people. Running CUDA optimized algorithms on a cluster of NVIDIA GPUs, 8i is building a platform for content creators to deliver their own 3D renderings and virtual reality experiences in everything from dating apps to feature films.

8i, co-founded by a former NVIDIA employee, announced a Series A round from a variety of interesting investors including RRE Ventures, Horizons Ventures, Samsung Ventures,  Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments and Dolby Family Ventures.

The company specializes in capturing 3D video of real-life humans for virtual reality experiences. The company has developed a process of recording 3D video with a number of standard cameras, and has started to build demonstrations of its technology that run anywhere from a Oculus Rift headset down to a smart phone or a simple desktop web browser.

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Brad Nemire is on the Developer Marketing team and loves reading about all of the fascinating research being done by developers using NVIDIA GPUs. Reach out to Brad on Twitter @BradNemire and let him know how you’re using GPUs to accelerate your research. Brad graduated from San Diego State University and currently resides in San Jose, CA. Follow @BradNemire on Twitter