5 Intrepid Augmented Reality Companies: Part 10

Part ten today of the Metaverse Insider’s exclusive series on Augmented Reality (AR) companies. Just in case you’ve been living in a cave since we began the series, here’s a link to the first one.

1. Laan Labs

Laan Labs is a product development and consulting firm providing a broad range of solutions with an emphasis on computer vision, machine learning, and augmented reality. It designs, prototypes, and deploys solutions for the cloud and the edge.

Its clients include brands such as Nike, Prada, O2, NBC Universal, Twitter, and Toyota.

Laan Labs was founded in 2007 by Jason Cyril Laan and is based in New York, Berlin, and New Orleans.

2. ARGO

Based in Montpellier, France, ARGO was founded in 2014 by Christophe Bossut, Pierre Addoum and Guillaume Pineau-Valencienne and develops professional solutions to transform digital and printed documents into intelligent user interfaces.

The startup’s native AR mobile app, ARGOplay, offers its augmented reality experience in several versions: native mobile (iOS/Android), white-label, or integrated into your existing app using SDK.

3. Vectary

Vectary is a Redwood City, California startup founded in 2014 that was established with one mission in mind: to make creating 3D content design accessible to everyone. It is a 3D design platform that works in the browser, without a need to download or code, enabling users to create, share and experience 3D and AR content. A perfect solution for product and web designers, as well as brands that want to elevate their customer experience.

The startup’s IP eliminates the barriers to 3D/AR content creation and lets users gain skills quickly, advancing them to learn the full 3D mesh modelling toolkit, as well as the real-time collaboration features it offers to pro designers.

Vectary is led by two entrepreneurs, Michal Koor and Pavol Sovis, and so far has raised a total of $10.1 million in funding over three rounds.

4. ThirdEye

ThirdEye is a leader in wearable smart technology, augmented/mixed reality software development, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Its platforms assist enterprise organizations and their workforces in becoming more productive and efficient when it comes down to completing mission-critical tasks. ThirdEye’s solutions best serve the following industries: field service, healthcare, first response, aerospace, defence, automotive, telecom, and oil and gas.

ThirdEye’s smart glasses bring about a new era of hands-free wearable computing and human interaction by placing digital information directly into the user’s field of view.

Based in Princeton, New Jersey, ThirdEye was founded in 2016 by Nick Cherukuri and has raised over $3 million in funding over two rounds.

5. The Glimpse Group

A public company designed with the specific purpose of developing VR/AR platforms, The Glimpse Group’s unique business model simplifies the many challenges faced by entrepreneurs while simultaneously providing investors with an opportunity to invest directly into the emerging VR/AR space.

The Glimpse Group funds, cultivates and manages business operations while providing a strong network of professional relationships. Being a part of the Glimpse Group allows entrepreneurs to maximize their time and resources in pursuit of their mission-critical endeavours.

Founded in 2016 by Alper Guler, Ariel Imas, Braden Ferrari, Dj Smith, Lyron Bentovim, and Maydan RothBlum, in June 2021 The Glimpse Group announced it had IPO’ed with a price of $12.3 million and a Nasdaq listing under the ticker symbol ‘VRAR’.

Prior to the IPO, the company had raised a total of $38 million in funding over nine rounds.

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