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5 Venture Capital Firms Investing AR and VR Early Stage

by Jocelin on Feb 22, 2023

5 Venture Capital Firms Investing AR and VR Early Stage

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are rapidly growing fields that are transforming the way people interact with technology. AR and VR have the potential to revolutionize industries such as gaming, education, healthcare, and e-commerce. As a result, there has been a surge in investment in AR and VR companies. In this blog post, we will look at five venture capital firms that are investing in AR and VR early stage.

Boost VC

Boost VC is an early stage venture capital firm with $200m AUM in San Mateo, CA founded by Adam Draper & Brayton Williams. They invest $500k in pre-seed startups accelerating the Sci-Fi Future (aerospace, VR/AR, energy, climate, robotics, crypto, bio, AI/ML, deep tech & more). They target startups raising $2m or less. The startups have the opportunity to participate in the virtual 3-month growth program.

Portfolio:

Etho Next Generation Smart Helmets with mobile augmented reality.

3data The Most Advanced Visualization Tool

Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator

Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs offers a world-class accelerator for connectivity, media, and entertainment entrepreneurs. the 2022 class of the Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Since the start of the LIFT Labs Accelerator, 43 alumni companies have raised more than $115 million combined following their participation in the program and more than 70% of LIFT Labs startups have secured proofs of concepts, pilots and commercial deals with Comcast NBCUniversal.

Portfolio:

Parallux makes it easy for brands and creators to design, build, and host 3D virtual spaces in the metaverse.

The Venture Reality Fund

The Venture Reality Fund is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that focuses on investing in AR and VR companies. The firm was founded in 2016 and has invested in more than 30 AR and VR startups. The Venture Reality Fund drives innovation and investment at the intersection of immersive, spatial, intelligent computing and 5G for consumer and enterprise sector,  laying the foundation for the Metaverse.

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Apprentice.io, Delivering disruptive technology(augmented reality, voice recognition, and artificial intelligence) that helps pharma manufacturers get medicine to patients faster

Super Ventures

Super Ventures is a New York-based venture capital firm that invests in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) companies. The firm was founded in 2016 and has invested in more than 15 AR and VR startups. They invest in passionate entrepreneurs developing technologies giving people superpowers that augment the human experience: AR, VR & Wearable Tech. The leadership team embeds themselves as part of our startups to successfully launch their products and reach their next funding milestones.

Portfolio:

Qwake Technologies, Handsfree and connected AR solution enabling 2-way visual com

Metadome.ai, Enabling cloud-based photorealistic & captivating customer experiences for brands with immersive 3D & XR technology.

Presence Capital

Presence Capital is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that invests in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) companies. The firm was founded in 2015 and has invested in more than 20 AR and VR startups. They invest in and support talented and passionate entrepreneurs who are utilizing these technologies to bring new and exceptional ways of communicating, working, and playing to market.

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Varjo, make the world's most advanced VR/XR products and services. Varjo XR-3, VR-3, Aero and Reality Cloud now available.

Immersal, Create AR experiences that merge digital and physical realities for consumers, industrial use, ad campaigns and more.

 

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