Boost VC, a startup accelerator based in San Mateo California, announced its seventh accelerator ‘Tribe’ with 15 new investments in VR companies, bringing its total VR portfolio to 34 startups.
Boost VC, which invests in bitcoin and VR startups, has announced the 20 companies which are part of its latest accelerator class, 15 of which focused on virtual reality:
Bouncy is a mobile VR sharing and messaging network that lets you edit, customize and annotate VR content, and share it either publicly or privately on Bouncy or on variety of other mediums such as Facebook and Twitter. Virtual reality makes extraordinary ways of story telling and creative expression a reality for a new generation of users. Bouncy enables you to experience and share VR video and photography as an interactive medium where you can self-express your creativity by using the full potential of VR story telling.
Intugame SDK is a multi-platform VR development tool that allows you to build your virtual reality app, game or scene once and run it on every wired or wireless VR headset. The headsets include Google Cardboard, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, Zeiss’ VR One, Playstation VR, and many more. All the heavy lifting is done by the PC which then streams the VR-ready picture to the mobile device or headset.
SpaceSys is our vision of a Virtual Reality Operating System Environment. We want it to become a bridge between devices, operating systems and users using virtual reality as a medium that will interconnect humanity in the near future. We have a vision of a device interface where communication and information exchange between systems and users is seamless no matter what device you use. We want SpaceSys to become that link.
Boost VC is a hands on accelerator which makes seed-stage investments in each company and also offers housing and office space during the three month program which has companies working closely together and meeting regularly with the firm’s roster of mentors.
Boost VC Partner Jeff Wasson is credited as the firm’s “in-house Virtual Reality expert” and the company says he’s the “core reason” why the firm began focusing on VR. Boost had an initial focus on bitcoin companies, but as VR has continued to grow, they’ve opted to get into the game early, making a series of investments in the VR space over the course of last year and continuing into this year. Their portfolio is now comprised of roughly 30% VR companies.