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.
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