Image Metrics Gains $6.5M

Los Angeles-based Image Metrics, which is developing facial animation products for the entertainment industry, announced Tuesday that it has raised $6.5M in a Series B funding round. The firm said the round came from Saffron Hill Ventures, its original investor. Image Metrics develops technology for facial animation, being applied to the film and video game industry. The firm's products were used in Rockstar Games' GTA IV. Image Metrics said the new funding will go towards developing new technology and to execute its plans. More information »