Chinese Investment into AR & Computer Vision Tech Surges While US Funding Falls

Published by , October 8, 2018 1:02 pm

(TechCrunch) Digi-Capital’s AR/VR/XR Analytics Platform showed Chinese investments into computer vision and augmented reality technologies surging to $3.9 billion in the last 12 months, while North American augmented and virtual reality investment fell from nearly $1.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017 to less than $120 million in the third quarter of 2018.
Deal volume (the number of deals) declined steadily by 10 percent per quarter over the last 12 months, and was around two-thirds the level in Q3 2018 that it was in Q4 2017. Most of the decline happened in the U.S. and Europe, where VCs increasingly stayed on the sidelines by looking for short-term traction as a sign of long-term growth.

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