Analyst Picks

  • GoEpik (2017, Curitiba) – Platform for training employees in a factory using augmented reality
    Market: Augmented Reality > Applications > Industrial > Industrial AR Platform
  • Dimension NXG (2014, Mumbai, $344K) – Augmented reality headset and end-to-end solution for medical training
    Market: Augmented Reality > Applications > Medical > Medical Training
  • Darix (2014, Lausanne, $134K) – Develops augmented reality-based solutions for industrial purpose
    Market: Augmented Reality > Applications > Industrial > Field Service

Funding Rounds

Post IPO, $30M
Vuzix (1997, Rochester) – Video Eyewear products

Series C, $15M
Occipital (2008, Boulder, $35.0M) – Smartphone-based VR headset, 3D sensors for mobile devices
Investors: Foundry Group

Series A, $8M
8th Wall (2016, Palo Alto, $10.4M) – Provides computer vision APIs
Investors: Norwest Venture Partners, Venture Reality Fund, Shasta Ventures, Sparkland Capital

Series A, $7M
Xperiel (2013, Sunnyvale, $14M) – Platform to build cloud based device agnostic AR apps
Investors: Scott Cook, Cyan Banister, Western Technology Investment, Kings

Post IPO, $3.4M
ARHT Media (1954, Toronto) – Provides technology solutions for creating Human Holograms|

Angel
Dimension NXG (2014, Mumbai, $344K) – Augmented reality headset and end-to-end solution for medical training

Investors: Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Japan Vyas, Nailesh Khimji, Chetan Kajaria

M&A
  • Pokémon GO creator Niantic buys Escher Reality AR startup TechCrunch

New Product Announcement

  • Vuzix introduces new ‘smart glasses’ that will work with the Alexa app TechDeezer
  • LiveMap shows off latest prototype of augmented reality motorcycle helmet TechCrunch
  • WayRay’s AR in-car HUD convinced me HUDs can be better TechCrunch
  • META Finance looking to help financial services firms adapt to rapid industry evolutionInstitutional Asset Manager
  • Experience Real-Time Three-Dimensional Hair Color Try-On App PR Newswire
  • For The First Time In The World, Live Telecast Of Iskcon Chowpatty, Mumbai Flower Festival In 360 Virtual Reality StartUP 360
  • FaceCake Releases First Online, Mobile and In-Store Augmented Reality Shopping Platform for Jewelry at NRF 2018 PR Newswire

Business Partnership

  • Dell Partners with Meta to Bring Augmented Reality to Industries PR Newswire
  • InfinityAR and Nanjing Ruiyue Technology (Nibiru) Announce a Strategic Collaboration Agreement PR Newswire

Company Announcement

  • Vuzix Completes Successful Vuzix Basics Video Pilot with GE Aviation PR Newswire
  • iQuest, Inc. Announces release of iQagent AR, IOS-based Augmented Reality App for Manufacturing and Industry PR Newswire
  • Car head-up display maker Navdy says units may stop functioning Digital Trends
  • TechSee Survey Reveals Self-Service as the Preferred Method for Installing New Home Electronic Devices, but Complex Process is a Barrier for Many PR Newswire
  • YouCam Makeup is Changing the Face of Beauty: CEO Reveals Groundbreaking Beauty AI & 3D AR Tech at CES Business Wire
  • Arvizio’s AR now visualizes DotProduct point clouds in AR SPAR 3D Editor
  • Nintendo announces raft of new and retro titles for Switch (plus new Mario outfits)Technology News Article

Key People Movement

  • Ex-Activision and Mattel Playmarketer and Marketing Mind Behind Skylanders Joins Osmo to Grow New Play Movement WebWire

Award

  • HiScene Launches AR Glasses HiAR G100, Equipped with Enterprise Communication and Collaboration Tool HiLeia Business Wire

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