5 Intrepid Augmented Reality Companies: Part 9

Here we go, another part of the Metaverse Insider’s exclusive series on Augmented Reality (AR) companies building our industry. If you missed the first part, here’s a link to it.

1. VizExperts

VizExperts is a pioneer in Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies, delivering immersive solutions to large corporates, government and international clients for over 15 years.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with backend operations in India, VizExperts was founded in 2006 by a renowned personality in the visualization industry and author of multiple IEEE research papers, technology consultant, trainer, and speaker, Praveen Bhaniramka.

2. Altoura

Altoura is a Seattle-based pioneer of interactive digital twin technology and maker of the productivity platform for the Metaverse. Founded in 2005 by Jamie Fleming, a recognized industry leader with a deep understanding of spatial computing and enterprise customers’ digital transformation priorities, its Altoura 5.0, the company’s flagship no-code platform, transforms physical assets into high-fidelity 3D models that power immersive, interactive, and collaborative experiences for remote workers.

Altoura is a Gold member of Microsoft’s elite Mixed Reality Partner Program (MRPP), and a strategic partner with Facebook, Unity, Insight, Velrada, and other systems integrators. Its skilled ecosystem partners help its customers to define value delivery milestones — and to successfully build, pilot, and deploy solutions on Altoura that deliver business impact and generate a rapid ROI.

With a large and growing base of Fortune 500 customers, Altoura is the number one platform of choice of organizations in manufacturing, retail, healthcare, AEC, RE&F, and high-tech industries that are driving digital transformation initiatives to empower their hybrid workforce with the spatial tools to be productive from anywhere.

To date, Altoura has raised over 1 million in funding over one round.

3. Kura Technologies

Kura Technologies is building a 150° field of view, 95% transparency, 8K resolution, and eyeglasses form factor eyepieces AR glasses and platform for customizable software application development. Initial targeting at use cases includes — but is not limited to — global telepresence, training, visualization, and more.

Its patent-pending technology on optics, display, and the system is solving what bottleneck today and the upcoming hundreds of billions enterprise and consumer AR market.

The company’s platform is designed to be integrated with software companies to provide enterprise and consumer solutions, and consumer telepresence and collaborations.

Founded in 2016 by Kelly Peng, the San Francisco Bay Area startup has raised a total of $5 million in funding over nine rounds.

4. Mira

Mira is a fast-growing augmented reality company, transforming productivity for the Global 2000 workforce and the military. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Mira was founded in 2016 by Matt Stern, Montana Reed and Ben Taft. Having raised some $6 million in funding over two rounds, the startup is backed by the world’s top VCs, including Sequoia Capital, Founder’s Fund, Greylock Partners, Marc Benioff, and others.

It deploys the industry’s most accessible and scalable AR solutions to enhance safety and oversight in industrial environments such as in the manufacturing of chemical explosives and maintenance of military equipment. Its award-winning AR headset is safety rated, compatible with PPE, and powered by smartphones, making the company 10x more affordable and 10x faster to deploy.

The startup’s convenient Mira Connect software allows see-what-I-see video calls to enable remote subject-matter experts to effectively guide frontline workers in real-time, from anywhere, without having to travel.

The Mira Flow software allows its customers to gain unparalleled insight into operational data when utilizing our hands-free Augmented Reality headsets to guide engineers and technicians through complex workflows while providing managers with macro operational trends and insights.

5. Surgalign

Created in 2020 from the legacy of companies Pioneer Surgical and RTI Surgical, Surgalign is a global medical technology company committed to the promise of digital health to drive transformation across the surgical landscape.

The company is developing its HOLO Portal, the world’s first AI-driven augmented reality guidance system for the spine and the first clinical application of our HOLO AI digital health platform.

Surgalign is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, with commercial, innovation and design centres in San Diego, Warsaw and Poznan, Poland, and Wurmlingen, Germany.

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