Scener, a Seattle, WA-based co-watching platform where creators can engage audiences of up to a million in a virtual movie theater, raised $2.1m in seed funding.
The round was led by SeaChange with participation from Glaser Investments, Jason Calacanis’ Syndicate, LAUNCH, RiffTrax and angel investors including RiffTrax CEO David G. Martin and technology executive Sriram Krishnan.
The company will use the funding to accelerate product development for its social platform.
Creators can set up a profile at Scener.com to host public or private watch parties. A virtual destination for friends and fans to follow each other and join watch parties, Scener’s virtual theaters can hold up to one million viewers with live video chat and interactive messaging features over synchronized playback of the streaming content.
Scener is a co-watching platform where creators can engage audiences of up to a million in a virtual movie theater. Creators and movie lovers alike can watch and connect over the world’s best streaming content while enjoying synchronized playback and live video chat. Scener supports Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus, Hulu, Prime Video, Funimation, Vimeo, YouTube, Alamo On Demand and Hotstar; a subscription is required for each participant on premium services.