Where VCs Specializing in AR/VR Startups Are Investing

Published by , August 22, 2016 7:28 am

(VentureBeat) The bar is higher now than it’s ever been for an AV/VR startup. A recent panel moderated by VR pioneer Tony Parisi discussed what kinds of investments venture capitalists are funding and looking for in Virtual Reality. His interviewees included these group:
–Boost VC is a seed stage fund and accelerator and one of the focus areas is VR. Boost VC has made 40-plus investments in the sector now. An Example is Visionary VR, doing applied VR in senior health care.
–Anorak Ventures, is a new fund that invests in highly specialized teams solving difficult problems, technical or otherwise, in areas of interest to us. Janus is looking at VR, AR, robotics, autonomous vehicles, computer vision, artificial intelligence, machine learning, lots of fun buzzwords.
–Virtual Reality Fund’s general partner and co-founder is Tipatat Chennavasin. The Venture Reality Fund runs a $50 million fund that invests in early stage VR and AR startups.

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