Ashton Kutcher and Samsung invest in virtual reality start-up’s NZ$20 million Series A round [VIDEO]

8i has just closed an exciting funding round with uber-angel, Ashton Kutcher being one of the backers. Some of AngelHQ’s investors are proud shareholders in this venture.

Wellington founded virtual reality start-up 8i recently secured NZ$20 million from global investors in a Series A funding round. Investors include major names like Samsung Ventures, RRE Ventures, and even Ashton Kutcher (through his fund Sound Ventures).

8i’s consumer media platform lets users create, experience and share truly immersive lifelike 3D video of real people with the freedom to move around in a VR environment.

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