Edinburgh-based Krotos, the company behind the Dehumaniser voice processor (awesome for making roars, screams, moans and other monster-type sounds for games, VR and animation…) has raised a ‘six figure sum’ in its most recent round of investment.
The investment was led by Old College Capital, the investment arm of Edinburgh University and Leslie Benzies, the former head of Rockstar North, now in the process of starting up several new businesses, including a studio in Edinburgh.
Krotos plans to use the investment to double its staff (to 20) and increase the tools it offers. The company is also intends to use both gaming and VR to approach the consumer market directly.
The company’s Dehumaniser technology has been heard across a wide range of blockbuster films, games and TV series, including:
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Jungle Book
- Far Cry 4
- League of Legends
Orfeas Boteas, the founder of the company, told GamesIndustry.biz:
The next few years will open up exciting possibilities for new media, as audio is now more challenging than ever with Virtual Reality, Augmented reality and Mixed reality,” said Boteas. “Video games and films are our core market but there is massive potential in VR and that will be an important focus for us moving forward.
Andrea Young, Fund Manager of Old College Capital, added:
Krotos is an exciting new company with potential to grow rapidly and deliver real economic impact in Edinburgh. This deal highlights the potential of student-led enterprise and it is great that the University through Old College Capital is able to take a stake in the company and share in its future success.
Krotos will be demonstrating it’s Dehumanizer technology at the Move Summit, taking place in Edinburgh on February 23rd.
Congratulations to Orfeas and the team (and welcome back Les). We’ll keep you posted on further success for the company.