Tindall onboard as digital human startup FaceMe finalises $10m raise


AI-startup FaceMe has wrapped up its US$10 million ($15m) raise and confirmed its post-money valuation of $US50m ($74m).

As first reported by the Herald on November 28, the round was led by Sydney-based Alium Capital, with noteworthy US investor Richard Socher also onboard. Socher was founder of MetaMind, a natural language processing and image recognition startup sold to Salesforce for US$32.8m in 2016.

Today, the Auckland-based maker of virtual assistants revealed three local investors also participated: Ice Angels, the Crown-backed NZVIF and the prolific Sir Stephen Tindall.

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