Ziva Dynamics, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based creators of Hollywood’s most advanced character simulation software, closed a $7m seed funding.
The round was led by Grishin Robotics, Toyota AI Ventures and Millennium Technology Value Partners’ New Horizons Fund.
The company intends to use the funds to make key hires, advance development on its real-time digital character engine, and expand its sales and marketing capabilities.
Co-founded in 2015 by James Jacobs and Jernej Barbic, Ziva Dynamics is a virtual character software company. Its physics computation and simulation platform, coupled with standardized character assets, offer solutions for creating high-quality virtual humans and creatures, and designing lifelike digital experiences. Ziva’s technology is used by entertainment, retail and consumer brand companies around the world.