Deep Voodoo, a deep fake startup founded by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, announced that it had raised $20M in seed funding to empower deep fake technology, cost-effective visual effects services, and synthetic media projects. The seed funding round was led by Connect Ventures, an investment partnership between leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and New Enterprise Associates (NEA).
The funding represents the first external capital raised by Deep Voodoo. Prior to this funding round, Parker’s and Stone’s independent entertainment company, Park County, funded Deep Voodoo’s research and development entirely.
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Michael Blank of Connect Ventures mentioned that Deep Voodoo had developed a synthetic media technology platform to use AI technology to support production faster and cost-effectively than existing visual effects technology. Connect Ventures is thrilled to lead the funding round, which can provide access to CAA and NEA’s resources and relationships. With the Connect Ventures funding, Deep Voodoo has begun to offer its bests face-swapping visual effects to artists, producers, and creators around the world.
Deep Voodoo began building the world’s leading exclusive deep fake technology in early 2020. The founders, Parker and Stone, assembled a team of the world’s leading deep fake artists for a film they had developed. But due to COVID-19, the film was suspended, and they quickly turned to building the best in class deep fake tools today.