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Founded Year

2014

Stage

Series C | Alive

Total Raised

$40.5M

About 8i

8i develops technology that empowers creators to bring real people into volumetric virtual experiences. The company transforms HD video from multiple cameras into a fully volumetric recording of a human that viewers can walk around in virtual reality and augmented reality, or interact with on the web.

8i Headquarter Location

74 Cambridge Terrace

Culver City, California, 90932,

United States

64-21-242-4958

Latest 8i News

8i Ventures Launches Its Second Fund After slice, M2P Success

Dec 2, 2021

Share story Share story The venture capital firm’s portfolio includes the likes of slice, M2P, EaseBuzz, Blue Tokai and Bbetter. The last week of November saw the Indian startup ecosystem raising funds worth $1.8 Bn across 38 deals. Early-stage venture capital (VC) fund 8i Ventures has launched 8i Fund II—a corpus of $50 Mn that comes after the $13 Mn 8i Fund I. Fund I had startups like slice, M2P, EaseBuzz and Blue Tokai on its portfolio. Founded in 2019 by entrepreneur and angel investor Vikram Chachra and Vishwanath V, 8i has funded seven early-stage startups including Difenz (digital risk and fraud management), EaseBuzz (online payment collector) and Bbetter (Indian supplements brand). 8i Fund II is targeted at investing in a larger portfolio, with higher ownership. The bigger fund will allow the VC firm to make bigger bets while remaining focused on early-stage startups. The ticket size of investments will range between $500k and $5 Mn depending on the growth stage and maturity of the company. 8i Ventures expects the first close of the fund during the first quarter of 2022. ‘We now have the firepower to lead Seed and A deals and support our companies till they break out and attract late-stage VCs’, says Vikram Chachra, founding partner at 8i Ventures. According to the VC firm, three out of six startups seeded by Fund I have multiplied their GMV by between 7x and 28x in the last eighteen months. It expects several Fund I companies to achieve initial public offering (IPO) scale in the next 24-36 months. Bengaluru-based fintech startup slice, part of 8i Fund I portfolio, became a unicorn last month after raising $220 Mn in its Series B round led by Tiger Global and Insight Partners at a billion-dollar valuation. Advent International’s Sunley House capital, Moore Strategic Ventures, Anfa Gunopsy, and existing investors Blume Ventures and 8i also participated in slice’s Series B round. 8i Ventures led the seed funding rounds for payments startups M2P and EaseBuzz. According to the firm, M2P’s valuation has grown 30x since 8i seeded it in January 2020. EaseBuzz, in the meanwhile, is preparing for an IPO, 24 months after 8i led its seed round. After a significant drop in investments in the penultimate week of November, the Indian startup ecosystem ended the month on a high note with investments totalling about $1.8 Bn made across 38 deals.

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Research containing 8i

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned 8i in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Dec 5, 2019.

Expert Collections containing 8i

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8i is included in 2 Expert Collections, including AR/VR.

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8i Patents

8i has filed 13 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • 3D computer graphics
  • 3D imaging
  • Video codecs
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