Gizmoz Raises $6.5 Million for Avatars

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Gizmoz Raises $6.5 Million for Avatars

Gizomz raised $6.5 Million in Series B funding from DoCoMo Capital, NGI Capital, Benchmark Capital and Columbia Capital. Gizmoz raised $6.3 Million of Series A funding from Benchmark Capital and Columbia Capital

What does Gizmoz do?

Gizmoz offers character-based visual expression for use across their digital lives.

VCU says:

With Gizmoz you may create, customize, animate and share lifelike, 3D talking characters. You may use a self-portrait starting from a single photo, or use images from their library. The result is a customized digital character that anyone can use to deliver personalized, lip-synched messages in video clips and other forms of original content.

One of their initiatives which include creating a mobile platform for its service and partnering with two Japanese companies as they expand into Asia.

Recently they delivered 3D Gizmoz characters to AOL’s AIM allowing users to create Gizmoz characters that look and sound just like the person who creates them.

Gizmoz also created a marketing campaign for Taco Bell allowing consumers to try out for, and star in, a nationally-broadcast commercial aired during the MTV video music award. In less than two weeks, consumers created more than 17,000 Gizmoz clips, which were viewed more than one million times.

Take a look at Gizmoz Here.


Read more about Benchmark Capital here.

Read more about Columbia Capital here.

DoCoMo Capital and NGI Capital

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