8i is a virtual reality software development company focusing on creating life like humans in virtual reality.
8i is building consumer media platform that lets users create, experience and share the most immersive 3D video of real people, for virtual reality, augmented reality and the web. The company’s mission is to enable everyone to connect with each other in the closest way to real-life. 8i enables true 3D (fully volumetric) capture of people, allowing viewers to walk around real humans in VR.
8i was founded in May 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand, 8i has since expanded to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
8i has raised a total of $41.5M in 3 funding rounds. The company received their last funding on Feb 13, 2017, where they secured $27M from 8 investors in a "Series B" funding.