Toronto (June 1, 2021)

Toronto startup Wombo has raised $6 million from investors such as Ashton Kutcher.

CEO Ben-Zion Benkhin had AI knowledge, but he had little business experience, and he didn’t have a formal strategy for getting people to use his app.

However, ALexander McIsaac, a Toronto partner at Global Founders Capital, a venture firm that has backed Away and HelloFresh and has 16 offices worldwide, had personally taken an interest in artificial intelligence companies and found the app intriguing.

On Wombo, users choose from a select list of songs, and the app generates an avatar with distinct movements that are meant to be humorous and not 100% lifelike, Benkhin said.

We’re certain you’ve seen the app working!