Omnivor, a Seattle, WA-based 3D holographic content company, closed a $2.75m seed funding round.
The round was led by Sway Ventures with participation from existing investors Kernel Labs, a start-up studio based in Seattle, and other notable strategic angel investors.
This financing, which brings total funding to approximately $5.5m, will support expanding its platform technology and hiring additional engineering talent.
Led by Adam Kirk, CEO, Omnivor provides a solution for building, hosting, and streaming volumetric video assets for retail, advertising, entertainment, training, and other personalized content. With Omnivor, users can access and control holographic content on any device, ranging from virtual reality headsets to smartphones.
Founded in 2016, the company is a spinout of Kernel Labs, a Seattle-based startup studio. It also is a recent graduate of the 5G Open Innovation Lab co-founded by T-Mobile, and is collaborating with the Un-carrier to develop Live Holographic Telepresence running on the T-Mobile 5G network. The collaboration aims to develop the next frontier of video communications with Omnivor’s live 3D Telepresence technology and 5G’s fast data speeds, lower latency, and edge computing.