Los Angeles-based holographic capture startup 8i has raised a $27 million series B round of funding from investors including Baidu Ventures, Hearst Ventures, Verizon and others. The company wants to use the new cash infusion to launch an augmented reality mobile app dubbed Holo that will allow consumers to bring holograms of movie stars into their living rooms. Photo: Bloomberg

Virtual reality tech start-up 8i raises US$27m Series B funding from investors including Baidu

Online search giant’s Baidu Ventures is focused on early stage investments in the artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality markets

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Los Angeles-based holographic capture startup 8i has raised a $27 million series B round of funding from investors including Baidu Ventures, Hearst Ventures, Verizon and others. The company wants to use the new cash infusion to launch an augmented reality mobile app dubbed Holo that will allow consumers to bring holograms of movie stars into their living rooms. Photo: Bloomberg
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