In 2019, XR Venture Investment Edged Off Record Highs

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In 2019, XR venture investment edged off record highs

Across the last decade, virtual and augmented reality (xR) has grown from a blip on the radar of investors to a robust sector receiving $10.4 billion in venture dollars invested since 2014. In 2019, 202 xR startups raised $1.8B. Though a new xR company entered the public markets in 2019, exits were a somewhat mixed bag, with M&A slightly above … Read More

How Onshape Will Help PTC Capture The CAD Cloud

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This week, PTC, the global IoT software and services company, announced the acquisition of Onshape, a leading provider of computer-aided design (CAD) software-as-a-service solutions for $470 million. PTC’s acquisition of Onshape adds significant value to the company’s offerings, especially its flagship software products for product lifecycle management (PLM) and CAD.  The deal represents the largest disclosed acquisition in dollars by … Read More

2019 VR/AR Mid-Year Funding Review

30+ page market update report with analysis on venture funding deals, investors and M&A activity from Greenlight Insights’ VR/AR Funding Database.

Two Roads Diverged: What Apple’s Latest Acquisitions Mean For A Future HMD

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Apple’s ARKit: What it means and why it’s important

Apple’s most recent acquisition, Akonia Technologies, is the clearest sign thus far of Apple’s intent to enter the head-mounted augmented reality market. Previous acquisitions in the space have included pass-through AR firm Vrvana, which Apple acquired earlier this year for $30 million. And while Apple has been reluctant in the past to comment on any short or long-term plans to … Read More