Analyst Picks

  • VadR (2016, Delhi) – Virtual reality analytics platform
    Market: Virtual Reality > Advertising/Marketing > Ad Enablers > Analytics

Funding Rounds

Series B, $30M
Dreamscape (2016, Santa Monica, $61.4M) – Location-based immersive virtual reality entertainment

Investors: Bold Capital Partners, 21st Century Fox, Warner Bros, AMC Theatres, MAJID AL FUTTAIM, Image Nation Abu Dhabi

Series A, $15.4M
Plex-VR (2016, Shanghai, $15.4M) – Light field acquisition, rendering, display technology into VR

Investors: Alibaba, GSR Ventures, SAIF Partners China

Series A, $15.3M
Pimax VR (2014, Shanghai, $15M) – VR head mount device

Investors: Shenzhen O-Film Tech, Tianma Bearing Group Co., Ltd.

Series A, $3M
Glo Station (2016, Hong Kong, $3M) – VR content, games, and experiences

Investors: Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, CRCM Venture, Presence Capital, MindWorks Ventures

Seed, $1.5M
TwirlingVR (2015, Beijing) – Virtual reality content creation and broadcasting solution

Seed, $992K
GoTouchVR (2016, Lille, $992K) – Developing a wearable haptic device for application in virtual reality.

New Product Announcement

  • Matterport’s Innovative 3D Reality Capture Technology Helps Protect Valuable Property Investments PR Newswire
  • Silicon Valley AI Chip Startup Gyrfalcon Technology Competes with Intel with its Newly Launched USB Stick Business Wire
  • Ingrid Nilsen Joins Elizabeth Banks In Release Of Baobab Studios’ Animated VR Film ‘ASTEROIDS!’ PR Newswire
  • Insta360 ONE Android adapter now available Immersive Shooter
  • HTC opens pre-orders for standalone Vive Focus in China Dec. 12 Immersive Shooter
  • Absolute Zero’s Thor camera aims to deliver 8K 60fps 360 video for ~$3500 in Q1 2018Immersive Shooter
  • Pico Technology Co., Ltd. (Pico) Announces Details On Pico Neo, Features First Mass-Produced VR Standalone With 6DoF Head Tracking And 6DoF Controller Tracking PR Newswire

New Geo Entry

  • The VOID to Open Immersive Entertainment Venues at Glendale Galleria and Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian|The Palazzo in Early 2018 Business Wire

Business Partnership

  • Facebook, Universal Music strike multi-year licensing deal Reuters
  • SEGA Entertainment and StarVR® Introduce Premium VR Arcade Experiences to JapanPR Newswire
  • Meta, Ultrahaptics and ZeroLight Partner to Shape the Future of Digital InteractionBusiness Wire
  • Blockchain-Powered Virtual Reality Decentraland Partners with Ripio Credit NetworkBlockTribune
  • Epson and Sensics Collaborate to Enable Cross-Platform Content Creation for Epson Moverio® AR Smart Glasses PR Newswire
  • Pico Interactive Announces Climax Studios VR Collection PR Newswire
  • Kopin and Pico Interactive Join Forces to Transform Mobile Entertainment Business Wire
  • Unibet parent works with Zappar on mixed reality in gambling Mobile Marketing Magazine
  • PlayRaven partners with Improbable for first SpatialOS-powered mobile MMO Gamasutra
  • WeConvene Joins Forces with the Render Token [RNDR] to Launch the RNDR Community Sale 4-Traders
  • roOomy and Matterport announce collaboration to develop virtual staging within Matterport 3D spaces Property Portal Watch
  • 3D Sound Labs and VideoLAN Partner on 3D Audio for VLC PR Newswire
  • DoubleMe HoloPortal Enabling Grandfather & Grandson to Interact in Real-Time Virtual Reality Summit
  • WheresMyMedia and VR Video Bring VR to Broadcast HITECH news articles

Company Announcement

  • Jaunt Gives Partners the Power to Distribute Immersive VR, AR and MR Content with the Jaunt XR Platform Latest Software Testing News
  • Immersion Announces Adoption of Stockholder Rights Plan Business Wire
  • Immersion Corporation Announces Restructuring Business Wire
  • Virtual reality gaming comes to Marlborough’s Apex Center Worcester Business Journal
  • Fashion TV starts virtual reality channel in conjunction with Inception Telecompaper
  • Fashion Comes to Social VR as Sansar Launches User-Created Avatar Clothing MarketBusiness Wire

New Feature Release

  • Insta360 Pro goes ‘V2.0’ with image quality boost plus new tools Engadget

Layoffs

  • Celebrity hologram startup 8i to lay off half its staff TechCrunch

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