SmartGateVC invests in Facehub
We are excited to announce the investment in Facehub, the first ever technology enabling face-to-face transfer on a mobile device. They debut with mobile app to transfer facial expressions to different masks and setting the standard in facial animation software. The company is striving to innovate by using traditional machine learning, deep learning, and standard image processing algorithms.
Today Facehub 2.0 has gone live and available for iOS. Make sure to have fun!
While handset manufacturers such as Apple are using 3D cameras and sensors with their Animojis, and Samsung with its AR Emoji relying more on their new hardware capabilities, Facehub relies on its machine learning algorithms to do the same with standard phone cameras. Users of Facehub will be able to easily access photos from their iPhone and turn them into fun and unique animations.
“The unique lip-synching technology allows users to speak, laugh and make faces as their gestures are mirrored in real-time. Facehub provides more than just fun emojis, as its users can add any photo with a face and mirror the same expression onto a completely different face,” said Garik Avetisyan, the CEO and cofounder of Facehub.
“It’s always exciting to work with people being the first in the world to do something unique in a very hot domain. Honored to back them!” said Hambardzum Kaghketsyan, Partner at SmartGateVC.
“We are proud to be on board with one of the strongest Artificial Intelligence teams in Armenia. While starting as a fun app, the technology behind it can be utilized in numerous applications, including in such hot topics as safeguards against fake videos,” said Ashot Arzumanyan, Partner at SmartGateVC.
“Facehub technology is a state-of-the-art application of AI and it’s also fun.” said Vazgen Hakobjanyan, Founding Advisor at SmartGateVC.
Stay tuned, more and more amazing news is yet to come! SmartGateVC is building a portfolio of companies that all of us will be proud of.
About SmartGateVC Backed by Tim Draper and seasoned tech entrepreneurs, SmartGateVC is a venture capital firm targeting companies in Artificial Intelligence, Security and Internet of Things.