Akoha hits $1.9 million high score

Posted by Warren Frey

Akoha, a Montreal-based startup currently toiling away at a "new type of multiplayer online/offline social game." has secured $1.9 million in funding from angel investors. Founded by Austin Hill and Alex Eberts, the minds behind Zero-Knowledge Systems, the game is scheduled for a fall release, and though details are sketchy, will be an amalgam of MMOs and reality-based gaming, along with a dash of social networking. Investors included, David Chamandy, the co-founder of Lavalife, film producer Jake Eberts, whose resume includes Chariots of Fire and Ghandi, and Ron Dembo, the founder of Zerofootprint.net.

Company:
Akoha
Website:
http://www.akoha.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

In just a decade the Internet’s advances have made the world a better place. At Akoha, we want to take that a step further. With six billion people covering seven continents and five oceans, our planet is the ultimate playground, a place for real people to engage in meaningful interactions. Akoha was founded by Austin Hill and Alex Eberts, long-time friends and entrepreneurs. After attending the TED Conference in... more


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Warren Frey

Warren Frey

Warren Frey is a writer, editor, blogger and podcaster based out of Vancouver, BC. After working for six years in the Canadian broadcasting industry, he switched to print and has since covered varied assignments from plumbing conferences to star-studded film galas. But he’s never lost his love for the internet and interactive media, from his teens when he dived into the WELL on his “Woz”... more



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