Activ8 Co., Ltd., which operates a virtual IP production business, announced the completion of funding from the "KDDI Open Innovation Fund No. 3."
Going forward, the company plans to accelerate the promotion of the Metaverse Entertainment business in collaboration with KDDI Corporation, leveraging the strengths and assets of both companies.
Background and purpose of the initiative
Activ8's mission is to "increase the choices in the world we live in," and we aim to become a company that fascinates the world in the Metaverse and entertainment fields.In March 2023, we will develop and globally expand the optimal content for the Metaverse era. With the aim of achieving this goal, we have started a strategic alliance with KDDI.
As a specific initiative in the partnership, we directed and produced a virtual live performance ``balallel-meta-party'' using avatars held at ``αU metaverse'' in the ``αU'' Metaverse Web3 service provided by KDDI. I was in charge.
In the future, through collaboration between the two companies, including those mentioned above, the aim of this alliance is to more closely share and utilize each other's strengths and assets, accelerate the Metaverse Entertainment business, and provide a better experience to users. reached.
While continuing to create entertainment using the latest technology, Activ8 will co-create content on "αU live" where you can enjoy high-quality live music from a 360-degree free viewpoint using cloud rendering, maximizing the appeal of characters and IP. By doing so, the company aims to provide an entertainment experience that satisfies fans.
What is Metaverse/Web3 service “αU”?
KDDI's Metaverse/Web3 service is a service proposed by KDDI that aims to create a world where anyone can become a creator, supporting a new generation that easily moves between reality and virtuality through Metaverse, live streaming, virtual shopping, etc.
``αU metaverse'' where you can enjoy entertainment experiences and conversations with friends in the metaverse, ``αU market'' where you can purchase digital art works, etc., ``αU wallet'' where you can manage crypto assets, and high-quality 360-degree freedom with cloud rendering. We offer ``αU live,'' where you can enjoy live music from a different perspective, and ``αU place,'' where you can shop at a virtual store linked to a physical store.
About Activ8 Co., Ltd.
A startup founded in 2016 that develops the Metaverse entertainment business with the mission of "increasing the choices in the world we live in."
He created Kizuna AI, the origin of VTuber, and is involved in everything from producing virtual artists who are active around the world to planning and producing hybrid events optimized for metaverse/real life and regional revitalization.
About KDDI Open Innovation Fund
KDDI Open Innovation Fund is a corporate venture fund that broadly supports venture companies. The currently active "KDDI Open Innovation Fund No. 3" boasts a total management size of approximately 20 billion yen, and its focus areas include AI, IoT, data marketing, fintech, B2B SaaS, and entertainment.