Audio tech firm Krotos secures six-figure funding from former Rockstar North president

Looking to double its headcount and push into VR

Date Type Companies involved Size
February 15th, 2017 investment Krotos Not disclosed
Audio tech firm Krotos secures six-figure funding from former Rockstar North president

Edinburgh-based audio tools firm Krotos has closed an undisclosed six-figure angel investment deal to help it grow its business.

Investment comes primarily from former Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies with additional investment from the University of Edinburgh's investment arm Old College Capital.

Krotos is best-known for its Dehumaniser software which can produce monster sounds in real-time by processing speech. It has been used in mobile games such as Rodeo Games' Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch – Tyranid Invasion.

Focus on creativity

"Our tools will finally free audio designers, creatives and musicians from outdated workflows and will allow them to focus on creativity," said Krotos CEO and founder Orfeas Boteas.

"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. 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."

Funds will go towards increasing the size of the Krotos team to 20 as well as expanding the reach and usage of its audio tools.


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