AltspaceVR

AltspaceVR Provides a Way for People to be Together even when they are not in the Same Physical Space.
End Market(s):  Media & Entertainment, Education & Training
URL:
http://altvr.com/

Company Type:  Enterprise Software Developers

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Summary:  AltspaceVR brings two-dimensional web content into shared virtual spaces, and extending the web to create fully holographic experiences.  AltspaceVR allows people to inhabit a shared virtual space with spatial voice communications, cast content from the internet on virtual screens, interact with objects (allowing activities such as playing chess or other board games), and supports extra hardware like eye tracking and body tracking Through the software users watch streaming video, play games, and get work done, together and entirely inside of virtual reality. The software is powered by, and fully embraces, the modern open web.

Founded in 2013, AltspaceVR is now used in over 50 countries and has extensive VC backing from leading technology investors.
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Investors:  

As of January 2016, AltspaceVR has raised a total of $15.7 million from leading technology investors, including Tencent, Dolby Family Ventures, Raine Ventures, Lux Capital, Western Technology Investments, Maven Ventures, Promus Ventures, Streamlined Ventures, Rothenberg Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Formation 8, Google Ventures, Foundation Capital, SV Angel, Marc Bell Ventures, Haystack Fund, and Startcaps.

  • July 2015 – $10.3 million Series A funding
  • September 2014 – $200,000 in a convertible note
  • September 2014 – $5.2 million in Seed funding

Product / Service Offerings:

Altspace is at its foundation a communications platform focused on natural communication, with an intuitive UI and real-time sharing of 2D and 3D content.  Users are able to communicate with each other verbally and non-verbally, can synchronize web content (such as Netflix or Youtube), and can attend or create customized group events in the VR world.
The software works across a number of devices, including Oculus DK2, HTC Vive, Perception Neuron, Leap Motion, and Microsoft Kinect.

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Competitors: High Fidelity, Magic Leap