Tariffs Could Trigger Turbulence in Global VR/AR Technology Investing

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Insight Articles

The continued political tensions between the US and Chinese administrations over the last few weeks has begun to exercise a visible influence on the emerging augmented reality hardware market. Hardware startup Meta announced last week that an incipient investment led by a Chinese equity firm was suddenly revoked under pressure from the Chinese government. Officials cited specifically the latest round … Read More

8% of VR/AR Venture Capital Deals Went to Startups With a Female CEO in 2017

Avatar Alexandra Vidger Press Releases

SAN FRANCISCO (March 13, 2018) — Greenlight Insights, the global leader in market intelligence for the virtual and augmented reality industry, released a new report today detailing the state of venture funding for woman-led XR companies. The report was co-authored with the WXR Venture Fund, a venture capital fund that promotes equal gender representation among VR/AR/XR startups. 2017 was another … Read More

Vrideo Shuts Down

Clifton Dawson, CEO Clifton Dawson, CEO Insight Articles

Vrideo announced November 21 that it is shuttering its 360 video aggregation website and app, which had more than 700,000 installs. The ambitious site raised an initial funding round of $2 million in early 2015 from investors including Machinima co-founder Allen DeBevoise, Betaworks and Lerer Hippeau Ventures. Vrideo was apparently unable to raise any additional funding since, and simply ran out of … Read More