Hyperreal Raises $7M in Seed Funding

Hyperreal Digital Inc., a NYC-based Metaverse entertainment media company and maker of hyper-realistic digital humans for A-list talent, closed a $7m Seed funding round.

The round included the South Korean gaming company Pearl Abyss, entertainment industry company ZASH Global Media which is led by Ted Farnsworth, Jaeson Ma and Vincent Butta. It also included personal investments from sports data and technology company Genius Sports Chairman David Levy, 32 Ventures CEO Robert Wolf and Mayflower Entertainment founder Ryan Schinman. 

The company intends to use the fundd to accelerate its investment in virtual production teams and technology to maintain its lead in creating the most realistic digital humans across all formats while focusing on the application of Artificial Intelligence processes to drive animation and interaction.

Led by Remington Scott, CEO, Hyperreal is a Metaverse Studio and entertainment producer, which empowers brands with a digital asset that enables them to maximize their value in the world of virtual appearances and virtual commerce.

The company recently emerged from stealth mode with two separate projects including:

  • a virtual Madison Beer for a metaverse concert by Sony Music Entertainment and Verizon and
  • the Paul McCartney/ Beck video “Find My Way” directed by Andrew Donoho (Janelle Monae, The Strokes, Khalid) and choreographed by Phil Tayag (Bruno Mars, Jabbawockeez) where the former Beatle appeared as his younger self.

The HyperModel is a hyper realistic digital human avatar that can be any age, speak any language and perform in any current or future digital media environment – including Film, TV, Video Games, Immersive Interactive Experiences, E-Commerce, and Installations.

Remington Scott is a veteran in computer graphic imagery and emerging media for more than 30 years, established himself as the leader in development and foundation for hyperreal digital humans including the creation of principle avatars for the first three all CGI performance capture feature films in China. Franchise titles include CALL OF DUTY, JUST CAUSE, ASSASSINS CREED, NEED FOR SPEED, RESISTANCE, and SPIDER-MAN.