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‘Multigenerational’ VC firm, Acrew backs $7.5M funding round of UK-based AI animation startup Anything World

Anything World
Anything World

Anything World, a London-based platform for developing interactive 3D experiences through Machine Learning, has secured $7.5 million in a Series Seed Plus funding round with investors, including Acrew Capital, Alumni Ventures, and Warner Music Group. 

Other participating investors include NGC Ventures (invested in Everyrealm), Supernode Ventures, GameTech Ventures, and GFR Fund. 

The company will use the funds for two years of runway, expansion of the team, and the launch of Anything World’s new high-fidelity animation system, which will allow anyone to become a 3D content creator. 

Anything World had already raised $1.8 million in funding before this round, bringing their total to $9.3 million.

Additionally, the UK company is launching its high-fidelity animation system enabling rigging and animations for any 3D model at any time. The system is being launched in stages, with its first iteration available now.

As 3D and virtual experiences become effective strategies for increasing engagement and user interest, Anything World’s platform serves as a vital tool in creating 3D assets at a massive scale that are open-sourced, readily available, and remixable. 

Building limitless 3D experiences

Led by Gordon Midwood (CEO), Anything World is an AI-powered cloud platform that allows you to build limitless 3D experiences. The service allows you to request, see, manipulate and experience anything you can think of in 3D, with behaviours applied, and using your voice if you want.

Anything World’s custom implementations algorithmically assign animations and behaviors, and alongside custom designs of 3D content, creators can access hundreds of thousands of 3D models.

The features of the recently unveiled high-fidelity animation system advancement include voice control and low- and no-code options for 3D content creation, lowering barriers to entry into this market and increasing creativity for users and engagement in gaming, virtual and Web3 worlds.

Games created with Anything Word include Avatar Runner, Coheed and Cambria, Ubisoft Rabbids, and the Pink Planet Experience.

Ron Levin, Partner at Alumni Ventures comments, “What we see in Anything World is the most cutting edge machine learning platform to empower developers of the metaverse. Backed up by a terrific team, we are confident that the company will set the standard in the years ahead for 3D creators of games, the future of work, and more.”

A couple of years back, Acrew Capital closed its debut fund with an $250 million in capital commitments.

Vishal Lugani, Founding Partner of Acrew Capital, adds, “We strongly believe that Anything World can be a key enabler of helping digital experiences become richer and more immersive. At Acrew, we were impressed by the team and the vision. To start, Anything World is leveraging machine learning to tackle the problem of animation and rigging. Developers and designers of games, virtual worlds, and immersive experiences shouldn’t have to toil for hours and hours to bring their characters to life. Anything World speeds time to production for people building for the future of digital consumer experiences.”

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