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Dec 6, 2018 | Portfolio News

 

 

“Two veterans of immersive storytelling have banded together for a new Los Angeles-based augmented reality (AR) startup: Former Felix & Paul chief content officer Ryan Horrigan and former Milk VR and VRSE.works producer Armando Kirwin unveiled their new startup Artie Thursday, laying out a vision to bring intelligent avatars everywhere.”

 

 

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Sep 4, 2018 | The VR Fund News

 

“VR Investor and developer Tipatat Chennavasin, GP for The VR Fund joins us to talk about how far we’ve come over the past 2.5 years of consumer VR.”

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The State of the VR Industry with Tipatat Chennavasin, GP at The VR Fund

Jul 13, 2018 | Portfolio News

 

“Google’s Tilt Brush has introduced a new solution, called the hull brush. Since Tilt Brush’s release in 2016, artists have drawn magnificent ships, jaw-dropping mountain ranges and imaginative fight scenes in immersive 3D.”

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Apr 8, 2018 | The VR Fund News

 

“Surrounded by towering mountains, picturesque lakes, and urban beaches, it’s easy to forget that Vancouver hosts a booming technology industry. For those in the know, that’s starting to change.”

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Oct 17, 2017 | Portfolio News

 

“Torch 3D has raised $3.5 million to build its augmented and virtual reality prototyping platform. The idea, which came from a couple of Magic Leap alumni, is to make it fast and easy for teams to build, share, and iterate on 3D concepts.”

 

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Nov 28, 2018 | Portfolio News

 

“Augmented reality is a very buzzy space, but the fundamental technologies underpinning it are pushing boundaries across a lot of other verticals. Machine learning, object recognition and visual mapping tech are the pillars of plenty of new ventures, enabling there to be companies that thrive in the overlap. Phiar (pronounced fire) is building an augmented reality navigation app for drivers, but the same tech it’s built to help drivers easily pinpoint where they need to make their next turn also helps them build up rich mapping data that can give partners like autonomous car startups the high-quality data they so deeply need.”

 

 

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Phiar raises $3 million for an AR navigation app for drivers

Aug 1, 2018 | The VR Fund News

 

“Despite the strong support for AR from massive companies like Facebook, Snap and Microsoft, experts say VR is the medium that offers the biggest potential growth.”

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Jul 12, 2018 | The VR Fund News

 

 

“The augmented reality ecosystem continued to grow in the first half of 2018, with the number of AR companies having grown 50 percent to 290 since the end of 2017, according to investor The Venture Reality Fund.”

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Oct 20, 2017 | Portfolio News

 

“Twitch and YouTube Gaming have reigned supreme in the eSports viewing space, but the services have struggled to find ways to make the action of watching other people play video games into a more interactive experience.”

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Aug 18, 2017 | Portfolio News

 

 

“Immersv is pioneering virtual reality advertising. The Emeryville, Calif., startup develops ads aimed to be more adapted to how people consume content on mobile devices and virtual reality. Instead of flat ads or TV-like interstitial video placements, Immersv’s ad forms allow people to interact with products.”

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