Tech Company Financing Transactions

Ziva Dynamics Funding Round

On 5/13/2020, Ziva Dynamics raised $7 million in Seed funding from Grishin Robotics, Millennium Technology Value Partners and Toyota AI Ventures.

Transaction Overview

Company Name
Announced On
Transaction Type
Venture Equity

Grishin Robotics (Lead Investor) (Dmitry Grishin)

Millennium Technology Value Partners (Lead Investor)

Toyota AI Ventures (Lead Investor)

Proceeds Purpose
The funding will be used to make key hires, advance development on Ziva's real-time digital character engine, and radically expand the company's sales and marketing capabilities.

Company Information

Company Status
Private & Independent
Digital Media & VR & AR
Mailing Address
319 West Pender St. 120
Vancouver BC, V6B 1T3
Email Address
Ziva Dynamics is changing the way virtual characters are brought to life. Ziva character technologies harness the leading methodologies from engineering and computer science to rapidly produce the most accurate and scalable character results. Ziva fundamentally changes the character creation process, while providing greater control, speed, and capabilities.
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Management Team

Email & Social
Chief Executive Officer
James Jacobs
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Chief Technical Officer
Jernej Barbic
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Vice President
Davide Zilioli
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VP - Bus. Development
Michael Smit
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VP - Finance
Adam Kagan
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VP - Manufacturing
Jenny Winterbottom
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VP - Operations
Emily Key
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