“Who wants to be my partner?” in the M6: here is the innovative technology developed by this Breton

Gaël Seydoux at the Emova offices, in Cesson-Sévigné ©Le Journal de Vitré

He will have a few minutes to convince investors to become his partners. Well, he already knows the answer … but he can’t say anything.

Gael Seydoux It will be in M6 Wednesday 1er February 2023 in season 3 of the show Who wants to be my partner?.

This entrepreneur Noyal-sur-Vilainenear Renneswill present his company there, i movedwhich develops proprietary virtual twin technology.

Hyper-realistic avatar

It was in May 2022 that the 56-year-old Breton by adoption founded Emova. First with two associates, he is now surrounded by ten people working on a solution to create a realistic digital twin. To do what?

By creating your own hyper-realistic 3D avatar from a simple selfie in a few tens of seconds, you will be able to test products virtually by comparing them with your own image.

Gaël Seydoux, founder of Emova

In short, all you need is a virtual device on the Internet, from your living room, thanks to your digital mattress. “Our first customers are the leading luxury brands. For now we can work around the facefor products such as imitation jewelrythey glasses, makeup, hats or caps… And within a year it will be possible for the rest of the body as well. »

A big center of attention

Gaël Seydoux attends the show to democratize his technology Who wants to be my partner?. “I sent the application in June and the program was registered at the end of September. »

Held in secret before the broadcast, he can simply believe that investors “get into it” and “ask trick questions.”

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But in the end, for the Breton boss, “whether they invest or not, I’m very happy to have done it because it will 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 ages. They all had an idea, that of an object, a service or a business, and one day they decided to jump in and create their own business.
They lack support, advice or funding to go further. They then have the unique opportunity to meet six renowned investors, convince them to commit alongside them and become
their partner.

An impressive resume

Is in business incubator of Rennes Metropole, Digital SquareIN Cesson-Sevignethat Gaël Seydoux created his new company.

A first entrepreneurial experience for this native Parisian with an impressive CV.

Gaël Seydoux graduated in Graphic Design at the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris, a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Paris 1 and a DESS in Imaging and Computer Science.

For ten years, he worked in the worlds of theater and some advertisements. In the 1990s, he participated in the creation of “the first full 3D television series”. Insectivores.

Harry Potter, Batman, Alien…

Then it is done 3D graphics supervisor on the visual effects of some movies : Crimson Rivers, Batman Begins, Alien Vs. Predator, Sahara or Harry Potter.

I also directed the 3D effects on Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, by Alain Chabat.

Then, Gaël Seydoux joins the video game industry for a good decade. “I was spotted by sony to integrate their gaming division in London. »

In France, he “knocked on the door” ofUbisoft, where he will stay for nine years. ” I produced video games (Red Steel 2, Drawsome Tablet) and we created a department that consisted of adapting video game technologies to other sectors of the industry. »

He is especially working on virtual reality display for amusement parks.

Gaël Seydoux, the founder of Emova, on the set of the show Who wants to be my partner? ©SCREEN CAPTURE / M6

Arrived in Brittany in 2015

In 2015, he discovered Brittany and moved with his wife and three children to Noyal-sur-Vilaine, where the family still resides today.

recruited by the company Technicolor, based in Rennes, he leads Research and Innovation there for immersive media (virtual and augmented reality, Light Fields), leading a team of 65 people. “I have worked in several Hollywood films including Lion King AND The Jungle Book. »

Technicolor was bought by American Interdigital in 2019, and that’s where Gaël Seydoux is going to ” the digital man“. “I was developing technology to make realistic avatars. »

Collection of funds of two million euros

Therefore, his professional career took an important turn in May 2022 when Interdigital authorized him to create Emova, “entering the capital of the company”.

Public funding allows it to take off on good terms and here it is already with a prototype seen in September. Shortly before the shooting of the show.

It all happened very quickly, and this is just the beginning. “Currently I am collecting funds of 2 million euros, which is almost finished. I’m also working on other markets, but it’s still too early to talk about that. »

Another secret… which he will reveal in due time. Meanwhile, to raise that of the show Who wants to be my partner?see you on wednesday the 1ster Short on the M6.

Who wants to be my partner? Wednesday 1er February 2023 at 21:10 on the M6. Website: www.emova.me.

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