Audio tool developer Krotos lands six-figure investment

Funding will help Edinburgh-based company bolster its team and explore opportunities in virtual reality and gaming communication

Krotos, a developer of audio tools for the entertainment industry, has raised an undisclosed six-figure investment from video game producer Leslie Benzies, alongside Old College Capital.

Based in Edinburgh, Krotos launched its first product Dehumaniser Pro in 2013 – a voice processor which produces monster sounds for films, television and video games.

The product has been used to voice characters in Hollywood blockbusters such as Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Jungle Book, as well as video games Far Cry 4, Doom and League of Legends.

The investment will be used to double Krotos’s headcount to 20, develop new audio tools and explore emerging markets such as virtual reality and gaming communication.

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Boteas, founder and CEO of Krotos, said: “Our tools will finally free audio designers, creatives and musicians from outdated workflows and will allow them to focus on creativity.

“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.”

Benzies said: “Orfeas understands the potential of bringing technology and creativity together, and his vision for the future of audio tools resonated with me. I look forward to working with such a talented and driven team.”

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