Kino Raises $2.35M in Pre-Seed Extension


Kino, a Los Angeles, CA-based provider of an interactive digital cinema platform, raised $2.35M in Pre-Seed Extension funding.

The round was led by Cathie Wood’sĀ ARK Venture Fund, with participation from Lightning Capital, Hyperithm, Mindfulness, WAGMI, and others. Previusly, Kino raised a $2MĀ pre-seed round which included Slow Ventures and Sequoia Capital, bringing its total pre-seed raise to more thanĀ $4.35M.

The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and development efforts.

Led by CEO Daril Fannin, and COO Austin Worrell, Kino empowers filmmakers and connects fan communities through its interactive, data-driven platform. For filmmakers, its technology offers an interactive social streaming platform, providing data insights and a strategic launchpad to connect with their audience. For fans, it is a hub to discover the latest films and engage with their favorite artists through interactive screenings and behind-the-scenes access.

Recent premieres on Kinp include Cold Meat starringĀ Allen LeechĀ andĀ Nina Bergman, Double Down South, starringĀ Kim CoatesĀ andĀ Lili Simmons, and Molli and Max in the Future, starring Zosia Mamet.