By Benjamin Cheneviere
He will have a few minutes to convince investors to become his partners. Well, he already knows the answer…but can’t say anything.
Gael Seydoux will be on M6 wednesday 1ah February 2023 in Season 3 of the show Who wants to be my partner?.
This entrepreneur Noyal sur Vilainenear Renneswill present his company there, Emovawhich is developing proprietary technology for virtual twins.
In May 2022, 56-year-old adoptive Breton founded Emova. First with two employees, he is now surrounded by ten people working on a solution to create a realistic digital twin. To do what?
By creating your hyper-realistic 3D avatar from a simple selfie in a few seconds, you can virtually test products by juxtaposing them with your appearance.
In summary, all you need is a virtual online fitting from your living room thanks to your digital double. “Our first customers are big luxury brands. At the moment we can work around the facefor products such as jewelryshe glassesthe form, hats or caps… And within a year it will be possible for the rest of the body too. »
A big spotlight
To democratize his technology, Gaël Seydoux takes part in the show Who wants to be my partner?. “I sent my application in June and the program was picked up at the end of September. »
Kept a secret from the show, he can just confide in investors to “get into it” and “ask trick questions.”
But in the end, for the Breton boss, “whether they invest or not, I’m super glad I did because it’s going to give Emova a big spotlight”.
What is the premise of the show?
The principle of the program “Who wants to be my partner?” broadcast on M6 is simple: they come from all over France, have different backgrounds and age groups. They all had an idea, that of an object, a service or a company and one day decided to take the plunge and start their own business.
They lack the support, advice or funding to go further. You will then have the unique opportunity to get to know six well-known investors, to convince them to get involved and become at your side
An impressive CV
It is in business incubator from Rennes Metropolis, digital squareat Cesson Sevignethat Gaël Seydoux founded his young company.
A first entrepreneurial experience for this Parisian native with an impressive CV.
Gaël Seydoux holds a degree in Graphic Design from the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris, a Masters in Economics from the University of Paris 1 and a DESS in Image and Computer Science.
For ten years he worked in the worlds of movie theater and some advertising. In the 1990s he helped create the “first full 3D television series”, insects.
Harry Potter, Batman, aliens…
It will then 3D graphics supervisor on the visual effects of several movies : Crimson Rivers, Batman Begins, Alien vs. Predator, Sahara or Harry Potter.
I also directed the 3D effects on Alain Chabat’s Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra.
Then comes Gaël Seydoux the video game industry for a good decade. “I was discovered by Sony to integrate their games division in London. »
Back in France he “knocked on the door”.Ubisoft, where he will remain for nine years. ” I made video games (Red Steel 2, Drawsome Tablet) and I started a division that adapted video game technologies to other sectors of the industry. »
In particular, he works on the emergence of virtual reality for amusement parks.
Arrived in Brittany in 2015
In 2015 he discovered Brittany and moved to Noyal-sur-Vilaine with his wife and three children, where the family still lives today.
recruited by the company Technicolor, based in Rennes, directs research and innovation there for immersive media (virtual and augmented reality, light fields) and manages a team of 65 people. “I’ve worked on several Hollywood films including The Lion King and The jungle Book. »
Technicolor is bought by the American interdigital in 2019, and here Gaël Seydoux is directed towards ” The digital human“. “I developed technology to create realistic avatars. »
Donations of two million euros
His professional career therefore took an important turn in May 2022 when Interdigital authorized him to found Emova, “by registration of the company capital”.
Public funding makes it possible to set up in good conditions and here it is already with a first prototype in September. Just before the show started filming.
Everything happened very quickly, and this is just the beginning. “I am currently raising 2 million euros in donations, which is almost complete. I’m also working in other markets, but it’s too early to talk about that. »
Another secret… which he will reveal in due course. In the meantime, to lift that of the show Who wants to be my partner?until Wednesday 1ah February on M6.
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