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Investors Poured a Record $2 Billion into VR/AR in 2017, But Early Stage Funding...

In 2017, venture funding of VR/AR companies reached at least $1.9B, ending slightly above 2016. The total number of companies raising venture capital during...

Go Touch VR Raises $1 Million for Haptic VR Tech, Shows off DK1 Design

Go Touch VR, which is developing a simple haptic device that's surprisingly effective, has raised €837,000 (approx. $1 million) in venture capital for ongoing...

HTC Invests in 26 More AR/VR Startups in Vive X Accelerator

HTC today announced its third batch of AR/VR startups backed by the company's Vive X accelerator program. A total of 26 new companies from across...

Pixvana Raises $14M Series A Investment for Cloud-based VR Video Platform

Pixvana, a Seattle-based startup creating a cloud-based processing and delivery platform for VR video, today announced a $14 million Series A funding round led...

‘Rec Room’ Studio Raises $5M “to continue to build the future of Social VR”

Seattle-based VR studio Against Gravity has today announced they have received $5M in seed funding to continue to build Rec Room, the studio's social VR platform. Only launching last...

AR Optics Company Lumus Secures Further $30M in Funding

Lumus Ltd. recently confirmed a $30 million funding round led by Quanta and HTC. Lumus is a leading provider and developer of augmented reality...

Baobab Studios Raises $25 Million in New Funding Round

There isn't a studio that can claim to be 'The Pixar of VR' just yet, but many heavy hitters in traditional media and tech are...

Comcast, Samsung, and HTC Join $6 Million Investment in VR Animation Studio ‘Baobab’

On the hunt for 'the Pixar of VR' a cast of big names have joined for a $6 million series A investment in virtual...

NextVR Raises $30.5M to Accelerate Broadcast VR Development

NextVR, the company known for live-broadcasting immersive video such as last month's Gear VR-accessible Democratic debate, announced recently a $30.5 million Series A funding...

Littlstar Joins Disney Accelerator, Apps Coming Soon to Rift, Morpheus, and Vive

Disney has added Littlestar, the "VR Cinema Network," to its accelerator program. Joining the media conglomerate’s tech accelerator will give the startup access to...

AR Glasses Company CastAR Lands $15 Million Investment Led by Android Co-founder’s Firm

CastAR (formerly Technical Illusions) today announced a $15 million Series A fundraising round to continue development of their augmented reality glasses of the same...

Intel Makes Multimillion Dollar Investment in VR Enterprise Developer WorldViz

Today WorldViz has announced that it received a "multimillion" dollar Series A investment from Intel Capital, the investment arm of the famed chip manufacturer....

Following $23 Million Series A, Meta 1 Developer Kit Hackathon to Be Held March...

On the tail end of this year's GDC, Meta will be hosting their very first 24-hour AR hackathon centered around their Meta 1 Developer Kit, a...

Rothenberg Ventures ‘River’ VR Accelerator Ups Ante to $1.3 Million, Announces Seed Investments in...

Last month, Rothenberg Ventures launched 'River', an accelerator through which they committed to investing $100,000 in 10 seed-stage virtual reality startups. Today the company...

Magic Leap Closes $542m Series B Investment, Now Soliciting Developers for Its “Digital Lightfield”...

According to a press release revealed today, Magic Leap has closed a $524 million Series B funding round led by Google; the deal had been rumored...
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